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“Under a golden deer”: how the European princes, earls, lords and the leaders of the Third Reich hunted in Hutsulshchyna

“Under a golden deer”: how the European princes, earls, lords and the leaders of the Third Reich hunted in Hutsulshchyna

One hundred years ago the forests of Hutsulshchyna were full of beasts and attracted titled hunters from different parts of Europe. The graphs, lords and princes of the known European dynasties hunted here. Having made three expeditions to Africa and two to India the Prince John of Lichtenstein said: “I make more of the wonderful deer rutting season in the Carpathians than the tiger hunting in India”. The closest Hitler’s associate Hermann Goering, later “Nazi number two”, and also a Governor of Galicia District, a group leader of SS Otto Wächter hunted in Hutsulshchyna.