Edda Goering is the daughter of Hermann Goering, one of the leading Nazi politicians of World War II. When Goering married his wife Emmy Sonneman in 1935, she became the first lady of Germany since Adolf Hitler was unmarried, and Adolf Hitler is believed to have been Edda’s godfather. Edda was born on 02 June 1938, growing up in Berlin.
The birth of Edda was remarkable, because her mother was 45 and Hermann Goering had sustained a gunshot wound in the groin during the Beer Hall Putsch. Der Spiegel wrote of an immaculate conception. In 1940, Julius Streicher in Der Sturmer wrote that Edda was conceived through artificial insemination. Hermann Goering asked Walter Buch to action, but Hitler intervened and Streicher was allowed to continue publishing Der Stürmer from his exile in Nuremberg.
She grew up at Carinhall near Berlin like a little princess. The Luftwaffe built in an orchard of Carinhall a small version Edda Schlösschen of the Sanssouci palace of Frederick the Great 50 m long, 7 m wide and 3.5 m high with a private theater in it.
Edda was eight years old when her father took his life
After the Nuremburg Trials, Emmy and Edda were put into an Allied prison camp for four years. Upon release, they lived in Munich and didn’t make much notoriety of themselves. Emmy Goering died in 8 June 1973.
After the war, Edda Goering regular guest at Winifred Wagner to Bayreuth. In 1948, Edda Goering went to Oberrealschule Sulzbach-Rosenberg while the family lived in Hersbruck. In late November Edda moved with her mother to Etzelwang. In 1949 Emmy Goering argued lawsuits and she was arrested.She explained that several valuable items were owned by Edda. Edda worked as a clerk in a law firm and studied law at the University of Munich. In 1954 Edda forced the state Bavaria to return its worth 150,000 German Marks seized jewelry. In 1959 she was slim, blond and handsome, and she lived with her mother in a small apartment on the fifth floor of a modern residential block in the Ludwigsvorstadt district of Munich city center. She worked in a laboratory of a hospital and wanted to become a medical technical assistant. Edda never married and cared for her mother until her death. In the 70 bought the journalist Gerd Heidemann Tern yacht Carin II that had belonged to Hermann Goering. Edda was the companion of Heidemann for five years. On the ship they received included the generals Karl Wolff and Wilhelm Mohnke. She worked in a rehab Wiesbaden. In 1991, she said in an interview with Gerald Posner about her father::
I loved him very much and it was clear how much he loved me. My only memories of him are loving. I can not see him differently. I expect that almost everyone has a positive opinion about my father, except perhaps in America. He was a good father to me. Edda Goering continued to be pro-Nazi for many years, attending memorials for war criminals and partaking in other political events. Emmy had been with Goering for four years before their marriage, so she had access to the inner circle and introduced her daughter to these people after the war to ensure that she followed the things that her mother and father believed in. Up until the 1990s, Edda lived in Munich. She moved to South Africa at some point, but today her whereabouts are unknown.
The thing that a lot of people don’t realize is that the Nazis do, and did, have children. There are children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family members out there whose ancestors were part of Hitler’s army of leaders focused on the extermination of Jews from Germany. A lot of them weren’t around at the time of the war, and those that were, typically were too young to remember anything. Many of the children never married, while some did. In “Hitler’s Children”, the documentary, Goering’s great-niece has actually confessed to being sterilized so that she couldn’t carry on the ‘blood of a monster’. Edda has not been a public figure for many years, preferring to live her life in silence and privacy.