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Remains of Nazi Goering's First Wife Found

By January 10, 2013

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Nazi leader Hermann Goering was obsessed with his first wife, Carin. After she died in 1931 at the age of 42 of heart disease, Carin Goering was buried in her family's tomb in Sweden; however, Goering later had her body exhumed and taken to his hunting lodge, named Carinhall in her honor.

Near the end of the war, when the Russians were encroaching upon Berlin, Goering ordered his art collection removed from Carinhall and the place destroyed. No one was quite certain what he had done with Carin's remains.

In 1991, treasure hunters found a chest near what used to be Carinhall. Inside, researchers found 26 bones from an unidentified adult woman. Recently, further research has been done and, having compared DNA to her son, scientists are confident that these are the remains of Carin Goering. Carin Goering's remains have now been taken to Sweden for reburial.

For a few pictures of Carin and more details about the discovery of her body, please see this Mail Online article.


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