Tags: Hermann Goering


In April 1945, Hermann Goering appears before the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal and in a defiant and frighteningly witty manner defends Nazism, questions the authority of the court, predicts future horrific war crimes, defends Nazi genocide, and evades execution through suicide. He closes the play by interrogating the audience: "What do you think men are?"

In the Main Headquarters [במצבאה הראשית]

A farcical tale set in a Nazi headquarters involving Goering, Goebbels, Bormann, Hitler, the illegitimate child of a German officer, and an old Jewish man. Goering and Goebbels argue with Bormann over the fate of the child, but Hitler shoots her. Hitler and the officers then torment a soldier and an old Jewish man by taking shots at them.

The Beasts

Described as a comedy by the author, the play focuses on a fictional key member of Hitler's trusted advisors (possibly based on Rudolf Hess) who is now imprisoned by the Allies. In dream-like sequences, the jailed former high ranking official envisions former colleagues, including the Führer, Joseph Goebbels, the Reich Minister of Propaganda, and Hermann Goering, a key Nazi military leader and for a time Hitler's designated successor.