"Goebbels told a friend of mine"
Goebbels, his wife, children and stepson
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeGoebbels, his wife, children and stepson - Credit: German Federal Archive

Dr Paul Joseph Goebbels (1897-1945) was Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945.

He was heavily involved in the persecution of the Jews, and renowned for the virulence of his anti-Semitism.

As the Second World War was drawing to a close in 1945, Goebbels, his wife Magda and their six children joined Hitler in his bunker in Berlin. The couple committed suicide on 1 May 1945 after having arranged for their children to be killed through the administration of morphine and cyanide.