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Joseph Goebbels

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels

Full Name: Paul Joseph Goebbels
Profession: Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information


Biography: Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. As one of Adolf Hitler's closest associates and most devoted followers, he was known for his zealous orations and deep and virulent antisemitism, which led to his strongly supporting the extermination of the Jews when the Nazi leadership developed their "Final Solution".

Born: October 29, 1897
Birthplace: Rheydt, Prussia, Germany

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: May 1, 1945 (aged 47)
Cause of Death: Suicide

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Married Life

  • 1931-12-19 Propagandist Joseph Goebbels (34) weds Magda Ritschel (30) at Günther Quandt's farm in Mecklenburg, Germany

Historical Events

  • 1933-03-13 Joseph Goebbels becomes Nazi Germany's Minister of Information and Propaganda
  • 1942-11-19 Joseph Goebbels visits "German Theatre in the Netherlands"

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