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aka Paul Joseph Göbbels
The Nazi Minister of Propaganda, and the man who defined this
job for all generations to come. It is largely through his work
that Germans, even in the face of defeat, maintained their
blind obedience to Fuhrer.
Which is fairly strange when you consider that the man was only 5'4", a slightly emaciated 100 pounds, possessed a club foot, and was a virgin until age 33. Yes, the eloquent Minister of Propaganda couldn't talk his way into the bed of a lady until he was in his fourth decade of life.
After Hitler's suicide, Goebbels succeeded the office
as Fuhrer, but kept the post only hours. He and his wife Magda promptly
murdered their six children, and joined Hitler and Eva in
After death, Goebbels had a cameo in the Rolling Stones hit, Sympathy for the Devil.
|29 Oct 1897
||Paul Joseph Göbbels is born in Rheydt, Germany.
||According to Joseph Goebbels, the Soviet Union's recent inclusion in the League of Nations was engineered by 300 "members of the Jewish race and conspirators of Freemasonry."
||The Jewish stepfather of wife Magda, Richard Friedländer, dies at Buchenwald concentration camp.
|1 May 1945
Faces of Death |