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Joseph Goebbels

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First you get the idea. When you get the idea you get the comrades, when you get the comrades you get the streets, when you get the streets you get the people, when you get the people you get the state. GOEBBELS TOOK A decisive step forward on the Day of Repentance in 1926 when he founded the National Socialist…
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TYPICAL OF HIS S.A. foot soldiers was the young law student Horst Wessel, whose diary we now have. Aged just nineteen, he had joined the  Party that autumn. ‘How I came to the National Socialists?’ he asked. ‘Out  of disillusion really. My nationalist radicalism, or rather my radical  nationalism…
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selected by Blake Hood HE CONFESSED TO Else in June 1923 that he felt that he did not fit into this world. She, too, was becoming disheartened. She had written at the end of April that it was awful “the ways these bleak, grim times, unremittingly weigh us down, making you so disconsolate, so miserable.”…
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Classic Essays

Introduction and translation
by Hadding Scott I HAVE translated Joseph Goebbels’ 1934 speech Wesen und Gestalt des Nationalsozialismus and subdivided it into the following arguments: I. Clear communication about fundamental principles is the prerequisite for political unity.
II. The…
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by Mark Weber NO OTHER NAME is so firmly associated with the term propaganda, conjuring lies and deceit, than that of Joseph Goebbels. But the popular image of this man, particularly in the United States, is a crude caricature. Following his birth in 1897 in Rheydt, a medium-size city in the German Rhineland,…
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INTRODUCTION by Carolyn Yeager of carolynyeager.net and jan27.org On the occasion of Hitler’s birthday anniversary this year, I am presenting passages from Joseph Goebbels’ speech on the eve of the Führer’s last earthly birthday on April 20, 1945. Everyone knew that final disaster…
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Andrew HamiltonEssays

by Andrew Hamilton IN TERMS OF a serious approach to the Jewish problem, the NS movement in Germany is clearly of primary historical significance. At the highest echelons, perhaps the three most important figures in this regard are Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, and Joseph Goebbels. These three…
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by Mark Weber FRAUDULENT QUOTATIONS attributed to Hitler and other Third Reich leaders have been widely circulated for years. Such quotes are often used by polemicists — of both the left and the right — to discredit their ideological adversaries by showing that National Socialists…
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by Joseph Goebbels (pictured) GERMAN WOMEN, German men! It is a happy accident that my first speech since taking charge of the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda is to German women. Although I agree with Treitschke that men make history, I do not forget that women raise boys to manhood.…
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