As World War II ended, Goebbels became the Chancellor of Germany for one day. Then he and his wife killed their six children and committed suicide.
Josef Goebbels in The Man With the Iron HeartEdit
Josef Goebbels (1897-1965) was an important member of the Nazi Party and a close advisor of Adolf Hitler. During World War II and the war against the Race's Conquest Fleet, Goebbels served as Germany's Propaganda Minister. After Hitler's death, Goebbels attempted to become Führer of the Greater German Reich but he was defeated by SS chief Heinrich Himmler. After Himmler's death in 1964, Goebbels once again attempted to become Führer, and secured seats on the Committee of Eight for himself and a few of his allies. However, his ambitions were once again thwarted by an SS man, this time Ernst Kaltenbrunner. Goebbels was killed during the Race-German War of 1965 along with Kaltenbrunner himself and everyone else senior to Walter Dornberger.
Josef Goebbels in "The Last Article"Edit
After confronting Mohandas Gandhi in Nazi occupied India in 1947, Field Marshal Walther Model remarked to his troops, "If we did not have Goebbels, this would be the one for the job." Gandhi responded in slow but clear German: "I thank you, Field Marshal, but I believe that to be no compliment."
Josef Goebbels in In the Presence of Mine EnemiesEdit
Josef Goebbels was the first Minister of Propaganda of the Greater German Reich. The country's information and entertainment infrastructure made use of the model he established right into the 21st century.
They also followed his penchant for adultery.
Josef Goebbels in The War That Came EarlyEdit
Josef Goebbels' talent for propaganda was useful before and during the outbreak of the 1938 European war, and contributed to Germany's initial success. A Goebbels propaganda campaign had convinced France that the so-called Westwall was heavily fortified, thus slowing down the French invasion of Germany. In fact, the Westwall was nowhere near completion, and the complete parts were undermanned.
In 1939, he was able to create doubt as to just who sank the SS Athenia, thus protecting the identity of u-boat commander Julius Lemp, and keeping the United States out of the war for the time being.
As the war continued, Goebbels was tasked with downplaying the setbacks the German military experienced, such as the failure to take Paris before the end of 1939. Goebbels himself appeared in public, taking in a night at the opera, to help the spirits of the German people up.
- ↑ See, e.g. The Man With the Iron Heart, pg. 106.
- ↑ See, e.g., In the Balance, pg. 104; Second Contact pg. 168.
- ↑ Down to Earth, pg. 340.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 344.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 547.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 614.
- ↑ See, e.g., In the Prescene of Mine Enemies, pg. 49.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 301.
- ↑ Hitler's War, pg. 79.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 223
- ↑ West and East, pg. 75.
- ↑ Ibid., pg. 102.