Paul Joseph Goebbels was a German Nazi politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. He was one of Adolf Hitler's closest and most devoted associates, and was 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 Doctor of Philology degree from the University of Heidelberg in 1921. He joined the Nazi Party in 1924, and worked with Gregor Strasser in their northern branch. He was appointed Gauleiter for 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' seizure of power in 1933, Goebbels's Propaganda Ministry quickly gained and exerted control over the news media, arts, and information in Germany.
|Born:||October 29, 1897, Rheydt, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire|
|Died:||May 1, 1945, Berlin, Nazi Germany|
|Cause of death:||Suicide|
|Political party:||Nazi Party (NSDAP), (1924–1945)|
|Children:||Helga, Hildegard, Helmut, Holdine, Hedwig, Heidrun|
|Alma mater:||University of Bonn, University of Würzburg, University of Freiburg, University of Heidelberg|
|Preceded by:||Adolf Hitler|
|Succeeded by:||Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk|
|IMDb:||Joseph Goebbels's IMDb|
About Joseph Goebbels
Reich Minister of Propaganda for Nazi Germany and one of Hitler's right hand men who completely controlled and regulated art an culture in Germany. He was one of the more anti-semitic members of Hitler's posse and he was one of the main architects of the Final Solution.
He earned his Ph.D. form Heidelberg University in 1921.
He organized attacks on German Jews, commencing with the one-day boycott of Jewish businessmen, doctors, and lawyers and culminating in the Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) assault of 1938, in which scores of synagogues were burned and hundreds of Jews were assaulted and murdered.
One day after taking office as the Chancellor of Germany on April 30, 1945, following Hitler's suicide, he killed his six young children and committed suicide himself with his wife Magda.
He served as the Minister of Propaganda under Adolf Hitler from 1933 to 1945.
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