Carinhall was Göring’s country residence, built from 1933 on a large hunting estate to the northeast of Berlin, in Schorfheide forest.
On April 28 1945, with the Red Army closing in, many of Göring’s looted treasures and artwork were packed into train carriages and transported for safekeeping to Berchtesgaden.
How this telephone directory survived is unknown. It may have been taken by a worker at the residence, or even packed into shipping creates and removed by allied troops in Berchtesgaden.
It not only lists numbers for all of Göring’s rooms and offices at Carinhall, but also those of his staff, drivers and notable contacts like Himmler, Wolff and various members of the secret police based in Berlin.