DNA tests identify remains of Hermann Göring’s first wife

Published on January 7th, 2013 | by Sevaan Franks

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Remains found in a coffin on the German estate of Hermann Göring have been identified as having belonged to his first wife, Carin Fock.

"Adolf Hitler liked her. She has been called the mascot of the Nazi party," Marie Allen, professor of forensic genetics at Uppsala University, Sweden, and colleagues wrote in the journal PLoS ONE.

But Carin Göring suffered from heart problems, and in 1931, during a visit in Sweden, she died at 42. She was buried in the family tomb at Lovön, on the island Ekerö outside Stockholm.

Three years later, Göring moved the remains to his country retreat near Berlin, Carinhall, named after his wife.

[Full story] Story: Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News | Photo: Discovery News

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