“In this pile of garbage, called humanity, everyone, including myself, are scoundrels.” Textual quotation extracted from the manuscripts of Joseph Goebbels (1897-1945), Nazi minister for Press and Propaganda for Third Reich.
Goebbels committed suicide together with his wife before Hitler’s defeat, after poisoning his seven children.
Hitler’s propaganda minister was a staunch supporter of the “Fuhrer.”
His diaries, in the opinion of the experts, leave evidence of his demagoguery, criminality and contempt for humanity.
From 1924, until two days before his suicide, on May 1, 1945, Goebbels left a written record of the origins of Hitler’s National Socialist party, his ascension to power, in 1933, and his vision of the events in the World War II.
The second volume of his diaries, presented at the Institute of Contemporary History in Munich in 1995, summarizes some 36,000 manuscript pages dictated to stenographers by Goebbles himself, between July 1941 and April 1945.
In addition to its anti-Semitism, history knows Joseph for his mastery of demagogy and the use of the media for propaganda and agitation of the masses.