Joseph Goebbels

Goebbels in 1933 Paul Joseph Goebbels (; 29 October 1897 – 1 May 1945) was a German Nazi politician and philologist who was the ''Gauleiter'' (district leader) of Berlin, chief propagandist for the Nazi Party, and then Reich Minister of Propaganda from 1933 to 1945. He was one of Adolf Hitler's closest and most devoted followers, known for his skills in public speaking and his deeply virulent antisemitism which was evident in his publicly voiced views. He advocated progressively harsher discrimination, including the extermination of the Jews in the Holocaust.

Goebbels, who aspired to be an author, obtained a doctorate in philology from the University of Heidelberg in 1921. He joined the Nazi Party in 1924, and worked with Gregor Strasser in its northern branch. He was appointed ''Gauleiter'' of Berlin in 1926, where he began to take an interest in the use of propaganda to promote the party and its programme. After the Nazis came to power in 1933, Goebbels's Propaganda Ministry quickly gained control over the news media, arts and information in Nazi Germany. He was particularly adept at using the relatively new media of radio and film for propaganda purposes. Topics for party propaganda included antisemitism, attacks on Christian churches, and (after the start of the Second World War) attempts to shape morale.

In 1943, Goebbels began to pressure Hitler to introduce measures that would produce "total war", including closing businesses not essential to the war effort, conscripting women into the labour force, and enlisting men in previously exempt occupations into the Wehrmacht. Hitler finally appointed him as Reich Plenipotentiary for Total War on 23 July 1944, whereby Goebbels undertook largely unsuccessful measures to increase the number of people available for armaments manufacture and the Wehrmacht.

As the war drew to a close and Nazi Germany faced defeat, Magda Goebbels and the Goebbels children joined Hitler in Berlin. They moved into the underground ''Vorbunker'', part of Hitler's underground bunker complex, on 22 April 1945. Hitler committed suicide on 30 April. In accordance with Hitler's will, Goebbels succeeded him as Chancellor of Germany; he served one day in this post. The following day, Goebbels and his wife Magda committed suicide, after having poisoned their six children with a cyanide compound. Provided by Wikipedia
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    by Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945
    Published 1942
    München : Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Franz Eher Nachf., [1942]
    595 p. ; 22 cm.
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    by Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945
    Published 1934
    Berlin, Junker und Dünnhaupt, 1934.
    32 p. 23 cm.
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    by Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945
    Published 1937
    München : Franz Eher Nachf., 1937.
    158 p. ; 19 cm.
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    by Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945
    Published 1944
    München, F. Eher nachf. [1944]
    xiv, 473 pages 23 cm.
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    by Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945
    Published 1941
    [München : Zentralverlag der NSDAP., F. Eher], 1941.
    46 p. ; 25 cm.
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    by Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945
    Published 1935
    Berlin : Müller, [1935?]
    29 p. ; 21 cm.
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    by Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945
    Published 1943
    München, F. Eher [1943]
    1 online resource (472 pages)
    Center for Research Libraries
    Online Resource
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    by Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945
    Published 1935
    Berlin : Junker und Dünnhaupt Verlag, 1935.
    22 pages ; 24 cm.
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    by Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945
    Published 1933
    Oldenburg i. O., Gerhard Stalling, 1933.
    229, p. front, ports. 21 cm.
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    by Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945
    Published 1935
    München : Zentralverlag der N.S.D.A.P., F. Eher Nachf., 1935.
    312 p. ; 23 cm.
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    by Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945
    Published 1944
    München, F. Eher nachf. [1944]
    1 online resource (xiv, 473 pages)
    Center for Research Libraries
    Online Resource
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    by Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945
    Published 1943
    München : F. Eher, [1943]
    472 p. ; 23 cm.
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    by Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945
    Published 1944
    München : F. Eher Nachf., [1944]
    xiv, 473 p. ; 23 cm.
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    by Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945
    Published 1943
    München, F. Eher [1943]
    472 pages 23 cm.
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    by Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945
    Published 1939
    München : Zentralverlag der NSDAP, Franz Eher Nachf., 1939.
    340 p. ; 23 cm.
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    by Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945
    Published 1940
    München, F. Eher Nachf., 1940.
    340 p. 23 cm.
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    by Sanderl, Wilhelm
    Published 1933
    Oldenburg i. O. Verlag Gerhard Stalling [1933]
    1 online resource (112 pages)
    Other Authors: ...Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945...
    Center for Research Libraries
    Online Resource
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    Published 1931
    München, F. Eher, 1931.
    1 online resource (155 pages) : illustrations.
    Other Authors: ...Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945...
    Center for Research Libraries
    Online Resource
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    Published 1931
    München, F. Eher, 1931.
    155 pages illustrations.
    Other Authors: ...Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945...

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