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How far does source I prove that Goering was telling the truth in

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Question E Study sources H and I How far does source I prove that Goering was telling the truth in Source H? Source H is Herman Goering's account of a conversation between himself and Adolf Hitler. At the time of the conversation, Goering was in charge of the economy and the four year economic plan, to make enough money to re-arm Germany and the Nazis. Goering gave this account during his trial for war crimes at Nuremberg in 1945. Herman Goering was in charge of the rearmament of the Nazis, and to achieve this he helped build up Germany. To make enough money for the mass rearmament, he used businesses, helping them to grow and become wealthy parts of his economic plan. He also used the income from the taxes. He was responsible for many businesses, many of which were run by the Jewish citizens. ...read more.


He could have been telling the truth, but because of the position he was in, we have to treat it suspiciously. Nethertheless, both sources A and B back up this idea of Goebbles being responsible for Kristallnacht, which Goering is saying is true. Throughout the whole of the source, Goering is trying to distance himself from the events of the Holocaust, and is explaining that he and nothing to do with it. We cannot be certain of the reliability of the source as it was written in 1945 during Goering's trail for war crimes at Nuremberg. This was a long time after the events of Kristallnacht. This means that he could have forgot his conversation with Hitler, and could have just made it up to distance himself from the Nazis so he was not punished at the trials. Source I is Frau Troost's account of a conversation with Hitler shortly after Kristallnacht. ...read more.


Overall, we cannot be certain how reliable the source is. Source I tells us that Hitler was annoyed with the events of kristallnacht because they destroyed German property as well as his plans with the French. This implies that Hitler was not behind Kristallnacht. I feel in relation to source H, source I does go some way in saying that Goerings account is true. Both sources agree that Hitler was unhappy about the events of kristallnacht. We know this as in source H it says "he agreed that such events should not be allowed to take place", "he" being Hitler, and in source I were it states "the people responsible have destroyed everything for me". These quotes both show that Hitler was unhappy, even angry about the events of kristallnacht. In source I there is no mentioning of Goering though, and also source I does not say that Goebbles was responsible for the attacks. It does not name the person responsible in source I, only implies that it was not Hitler. 1 Connor Richardson ...read more.

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