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Joseph Goebbels
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Goebbels in an official portrait wearing Nazi uniform
Chancellor of Germany
In office
30 April 1945 – 1 May 1945
President Karl Dönitz
Preceded by Adolf Hitler
Succeeded by None (Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk became Leading Minister)
Reich Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda
In office
13 March 1933 – 30 April 1945
Preceded by Post created
Succeeded by Werner Naumann
Personal details
Born (1897-10-29)October 29, 1897
Rheydt, Prussia, Germany
Died 1 May 1945(1945-05-01) (aged 47)
Berlin, Germany
Political party National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP)
Spouse(s) Magda Goebbels
Alma mater University of Bonn
University of Würzburg
University of Freiburg
University of Heidelberg
Occupation Politician, Journalist

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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