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Remains of Hermann Göring’s First Wife Identified

Friday, January 04, 2013

UPPSALA, SWEDEN—DNA testing of bone samples has identified the remains of Carin Göring, first wife of the infamous Nazi, Hermann Göring. Three years after her death in Sweden, Göring moved her remains to Carinhall, his German estate. The house was destroyed in 1945, but in 1991, treasure hunters found her original coffin, which had been placed in two additional metal coffins at the reburial. “Adolf Hitler liked her. She has been called the mascot of the Nazi party,” said Marie Allen of Uppsala University.