Carin Axelina Hulda Göring (21 October 1888 – 17 October 1931) was the Swedish first wife of Hermann Göring.

She was born Carin Fock in Stockholm in 1888. Her father Baron Carl Fock was a Swedish Army colonel, from a family who had immigrated from Westphalia. Her mother, Huldine Fock (née Beamish; b. 1860), was from an Anglo-Irish family famous for brewing Beamish and Crawford stout in Cork. Her great-great grandfather William Beamish was one of the founders of Beamish and Crawford. Her British grandfather had served in Britain's Coldstream Guards. Carin's maternal grandmother founded the private religious sisterhood, Edelweiss Society. She was the fourth of five daughters, her sisters were named Fanny von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff (b. 1882), Mary von Rosen (born 1886), Elsa and Lily. Carin's sister, Mary (1886–1967), was married to Count Eric von Rosen (1879–1948), one of the founding members of the Nationalsocialistiska Blocket ("National Socialist Bloc"), a Swedish Nazi political party.

She became Carin von Kantzow upon her marriage in 1910 to a Swedish army officer, Baron Niels Gustav von Kantzow. They had one child, Thomas von Kantzow, born in 1912.

In 1920, when she was estranged from her first husband, she met Hermann Göring at Rockelstad Castle while visiting her sister Mary, wife of Count Eric von Rosen. He was five years her junior and was then working as a commercial pilot in Sweden for Svensk Lufttrafik. He had flown Count Eric von Rosen to the castle. Goring fell in love with her at sight and started seeing her in Stockholm in spite of the scandal, for she was a separated woman with a young child. She became divorced from von Kantzow in December 1922.

After their marriage on 3 January 1923 the Görings first lived in a house in the suburbs of Munich. When Göring was badly injured in the groin while marching alongside Hitler in the failed Beer Hall Putsch in November 1923, Carin transported him to Austria, then on to Italy, and nursed him back to health. In the 1930s, Carin and Goring's romantic love-story was used by Goebbel's propaganda machine and the couple toured around the nation to boost popularity.

She suffered from tuberculosis during her later years. When her mother, Huldine Fock died unexpectedly on 25 September 1931 it came as a great shock to the 42-year-old Carin. Although her medical status was not good, she went to Sweden to attend her mother's funeral. Next day she suffered a heart attack in Stockholm. Upon this event, Göring also went and stayed there until she died of heart failure on 17 October 1931, four days prior to her 43rd birthday.

Her death came as a great blow to Göring. He named the baronial hunting lodge he built from 1933 Carinhall, in her honor. It was there that he had her body re-interred from her original grave in Sweden, in a funeral attended by Adolf Hitler. He filled Carinhall with images of Carin. He also did the same in his apartment in Berlin, where Göring created an altar in memory of her which remained even after he remarried in 1935.

After her death, Carin's older sister Fanny wrote a biography of her which quickly became a bestseller in Germany. By 1943 it had sold 900,000 copies. Carinhall was later demolished under Göring's orders as Russian troops advanced in 1945. Carin's remains were later recovered by the Fock family, cremated and re-buried in Sweden. In 1991, remains were found that could also be Carin Göring's. They were sent to Sweden for identification. Evidence suggests that these new remains are of Carin Göring. She has now been reburied.
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