1. FRIDAY FEATURE: Relative of Hitler Aide Turns Zionist

Friday, February 24, 2006 | 
In an ironic twist, a relative of Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler’s right hand man, has become an ardent Zionist. Matthias Göring celebrates Shabbat (the Sabbath), wears a kippa (skullcap), and during the Israeli pullout from Gaza, donned the trademark orange bracelet of the anti-disengagement movement, with the words, “Jews don’t expel Jews.”

It is a remarkable change in the family legacy since his great-grandfather was the brother of Hermann Göring’s grandfather. Göring founded the Gestapo and was one of the architects of the Final Solution—the systematic extermination of European Jewry. He was sentenced to death at the Nuremberg trials but committed suicide in his jail cell.

Matthias Göring’s journey to faith in God and love for the Jewish people came directly from the Lord.

“I said to Him, ‘If You do exist, I need help right now; not in a few days, or weeks—right now. I don’t know what to do.’ It was the first time in my life that I prayed,” the 49-year-old said. To find out Matthias Göring’s miraculous changes in life, be sure to get the March 2006 edition of israel today.

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