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Goebbels in an official portrait wearing Nazi uniform
|Chancellor of Germany|
30 April 1945 – 1 May 1945
|Preceded by||Adolf Hitler|
|Succeeded by||None (Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk became Leading Minister)|
|Reich Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda|
13 March 1933 – 30 April 1945
|Preceded by||Post created|
|Succeeded by||Werner Naumann|
October 29, 1897|
Rheydt, Prussia, Germany
|Died||1 May 1945
|Political party||National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP)|
|Alma mater||University of Bonn
University of Würzburg
University of Freiburg
University of Heidelberg
Paul Joseph Goebbels, often called Dr. Goebbels; 29 October 1897 in Mönchengladbach – 1 May 1945 in Berlin) was a German politician and the minister of propaganda during the Nazi regime. He studied literature and philosophy at the Heidelberg university.
He was a close friend of Adolf Hitler. Goebbels stayed with Hitler in the Führerbunker until Hitler's suicide on 30 April 1945. After Hitler's death, Goebbels was chancellor of Germany for one day, before he and his wife Magda Goebbels killed themselves.
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