Joseph Goebbels

Profile Assignment [Matthew Watson]

Profile Overview

  • Born on the 29th of October, 1897 in Rheydt, Germany.
  • Attended multiple Universities in Germany, studying philosophy and literature.
  • Earned a Ph.D in German philogy from Heidelberg University.
  • Became Germany's chancellor for a week after Adolf Hitler's death.
  • Poisoned his six children and committed suicide with wife.
  • Promoted to Germany's minister for public enlightment and propaganda.
  • Elected to the Reichstag in 1928.
  • Stood by Hitler till the end.
  • Helped Hitler rise to power

Family:

  • Magda Goebbels (wife)
  • Helga Susanne Goebbels (daughter)
  • Helmut Christian Goebbels (son)
  • Heidrun Elisabeth Goebbels (daughter)
  • Hedwig Johanna Goebbels (daughter)
  • Holdine Kathrin Goebbels (daughter)
Bibliography

http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/joseph-goebbels