- NAME: Joseph Goebbels
- OCCUPATION: War Criminal, Political Leader
- BIRTH DATE: October 29, 1897
- DEATH DATE: May 01, 1945
- Did You Know?: Joseph Goebbels killed himself the day after Adolf Hitler appointed him as the new chancellor and committed suicide.
- EDUCATION: Heidelberg University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Rheydt, Germany
- PLACE OF DEATH: Berlin, Germany
- Full Name: Paul Joseph Goebbels
- AKA: Joseph Göbels
- AKA: Joseph Goebbels
- AKA: Paul Joseph Göbels
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Joseph Goebbels served as minister of propaganda for the German Third Reich under Adolf Hitler—a position from which he spread the Nazi message.
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By 1944, Germany had adopted Goebbels's war plan, and in July of that year, Goebbels was appointed general plenipotentiary for total war. However, by late April 1945, Germany had lost the war and Hitler was dictating his last will and testament to Goebbels, which appointed Goebbels chancellor of the Reich. The following day—May 1, 1945—instead of taking command, Goebbels had his six children poisoned, and he and his wife, Magda, committed suicide in Hitler's "bunker" in Berlin.
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