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Joseph Goebbels Biography

Paul Joseph Goebbels was a German politician and 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 him strongly supporting the extermination of the Jews when the Nazi leadership developed their "Final Solution".

Goebbels earned a PhD from Heidelberg University in 1921 with a doctoral thesis on 19th-century literature of the Romantic school. He found work as a journalist and later as a bank clerk and caller on the stock exchange. He also wrote novels and plays, which were rejected by publishers. Goebbels came into contact with the National Socialist German Workers' Party, also known as the Nazi Party, in 1923 during the French occupation of the Ruhr and became a member in 1924. In 1926, he was appointed Gauleiter of Berlin. In this position, he put his propaganda skills to full use, attacking the Social Democratic Party of Germany and Communist Party of Germany and seeking to win over their working-class supporters. Goebbels stressed the need for the Nazis to emphasize both a proletarian and national character. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Joseph Goebbels
Full Name:
Paul Joseph Goebbels
Nationality:
Germany
Profession:
Politician, Screenwriter, Author
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
October 29, 1897
Astrological Sign:
Scorpio
Date of Death:
May 1, 1945
Age at Death:
47
Cause of Death:
Suicide
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