Joseph Goebbels

Discussion in 'The Third Reich' started by angeljoanes, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. angeljoanes

    angeljoanes Junior Member

    I think Goebbels is the most fanatic person I ever know. At the end, he killed his own children before he killed himself and his wife. I cannot imagine what is in his head...
  2. stevew

    stevew Senior Member

    Just splitting hairs, I thought it was his wife who killed the children. They were probably well suited to each other.

    Was Goebbels who had mistresses all over the place?
  3. angeljoanes

    angeljoanes Junior Member

    Yup, Hitler's propaganda minister. I think he the one who told his wife to kill all of his children. I found it hard to believe a mother could have a heart to kill her own children.
  4. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Didin't Eva Braun do that to her kids before she popped the pill?
  5. stevew

    stevew Senior Member

    Didin't Eva Braun do that to her kids before she popped the pill?

    Braun, or Frau Hitler didn't have any children
  6. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Braun, or Frau Hitler didn't have any children

    Well who's kids did she kill?
  7. stevew

    stevew Senior Member

    Well who's kids did she kill?

    Are you getting confused with Madga Goebbels? She killed all her kids in the bunker I think
  8. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Must be. I thought I'd read somewhere that Eva gave all 'her' kids cyanide pills whilst they slept, then killed herself.
    I'll have to dig up the source.
  9. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    Definately Madge who killed her kids with poison after she'd given them sleeping draughts. Eva didn't have any kids; and Himmler's, Hess's, Goering's and Bormann's children survived the war.
  10. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Eva had no children. Magda Goebbels killed her children, all 6 of them with poison provided by SS Physician Dr. Ludwig Stumpfegger, who was himself killed along with Martin Bormann during the Breakout from the Bunker. There were vague plans put together by people such as Albert Speer to get the children out of the Bunker but Magda would have none of it. She had one other child who survived, Harald Quandt. He went on to become a successful businessman after the war.
  11. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Magda Goebbels was a fanatical Nazi and chose to follow Hitler in self destruction. While Goebbels was a womaniser who often proposed divorce,Hitler kept the couple together by refusing acceptance of Goebbels to divorce Magda.

    Goebbels was a fanatical follower of Hitler and proclaimed that a miracle occurred when in April 1945,FDR suddenly died.German fortunes would change for the better was Goebbels encouragement to Hitler.

    Magda was always focussed on the good life and power.This led her to marry the Quant the industrialist as a 20 year old and then abandon him when she was drawn into the attraction of National Socialism with the company of Goebbels as the conduit.Later in the war she was attracted to Karl Hanke, an up and coming young Nazi who had caught Hitler's eye.Hitler in the closing stages of the war appointed Hanke to Himmlers offices but he was unable to assume Himmler's throne as he was beleaguered in Czechoslovakia after acting as Hitler's fireman in the defence of Breslau.
  12. alan w jones

    alan w jones Member

    Does anyone know what happened to the Goebbels family bodies please ?
  13. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Have a look at wiki
  14. alan w jones

    alan w jones Member

    Thank you , I will take a look .
    Regards Alan
  15. Margaret Ann

    Margaret Ann Junior Member

  16. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Harald Quandt served in the Luftwaffe and became a POW in Italy

    The Quandt family through Gunter Quandt,Harald's father were and still are a major shareholders in BMW.

    Harald's mother Magna fell in love with National Socialism and the seducer Josef Goebbels......the family could not see a future without NS and without Hitler....consequently initiated the murder of their 6 children and committed suicide themselves.

    In the late days of the regime,Hitler dismissed Brandt,a member of his inner circle and one of his senior SS physicians.With Morell falling out of favour Hitler turned towards the young SS physician Stumpfegger.
  17. Vishkar

    Vishkar Member

    Joseph Goebbels

    (His reaction is like that because he knew that the photographer was a Jew. But don’t worry, the guy survived and didn’t get killed when Goebbels learned that he was a Jew.)

  18. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    In the past there have been various cultures in which it was usual for the wives of defeated warriors to kill their children and then themselves to avoid them being captured by the enemy (usually because there was also a culture of visiting horrible things on the family of the defeated). It was believed (quite possibly erroneously) that the ancient Germanic tribes (the ones who defeated Roman legions) followed this practice (the idea that they did appears to have Roman origins). The Nazis believed a lot erroneously - all part of the Wagnerian Götterdämmerung - Twilight of the gods delusion that permeated the last months of the 3rd Reich. Also after the horrors that had been perpetrated in the invasion of the Soviet Union when huge numbers of women and children perished, some in quite horrible ways, the Goebbels may well have feared Soviet retaliation in kind

    BTW in that photo doesn't Goebbels look very like the compere in the film Cabaret?

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