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Adolf Hitler, Joseph & Magda Goebbels with their children, Helga, Hilde and Helmut (1938)
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeAdolf Hitler and Joseph & Magda Goebbels with their children, Helga, Hilde and Helmut (1938) - Credit: Heinrich Hoffmann (German Federal Archive)

 Paul Joseph Goebbels (1897-1945) was Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945. He is especially infamous for the intensity and virulence of his anti-semitism.

Goebbels was responsible for master-minding the Nazi book-burning campaigns of 1933, the 1938 Kristallnacht (a night of sustained attacks against Jews, Jewish business premises and synagogues), and the production of anti-semitic films.

Both Goebbels and his family were with Hitler in his bunker in Berlin when he committed suicide on April 30th 1945.  The following day Goebbels and his wife Magda arranged for their 6 young children to be killed before committing suicide themselves.