Joseph Goebbels

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Joseph Goebbels
Born29 October 1897
Rheydt, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died1 May 1945 (aged 47)
Berlin, Nazi Germany
Cause of deathSuicide
Political orientationNazism
Political partyNSDAP

Paul Joseph Goebbels (29 October 1897 – 1 May 1945) was a prominent Nazi politician, author, and propagandist who served as the Reich Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 14 March 1933 to 30 April 1945 and briefly succeeded Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of Germany for one day, from 30 April to 1 May 1945.

In September 1941, he admitted that Germany had, "totally underestimated the strength of the Bolsheviks."[1] Goebbels helped various anti-Soviet propaganda radio outlets broadcast into the Soviet Union, one of them being Trotskyist.[2]

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  1. Domenico Losurdo (2019). Stalin: The History and Critique of a Black Legend: 'How to Cast a God into Hell: The Khrushchev Report' (p. 21). [PDF] [LG]
  2. “In April of 1939, Goebbels writes in his diary: “Our clandestine radio station in Eastern Prussia which broadcasts into Russia has caused an uproar. It operates in Trotsky’s name and causes trouble for Stalin."”

    Domenico Losurdo, David Ferreira (2020). Stalin: The History and Critique of a Black Legend: 'The Bolsheviks: From Ideological Conflict to Civil War; Civil War and International Maneuvers' (p. 74). [LG]