The Goebbels Diaries 1939 1941

The Goebbels Diaries 1939 1941❮Reading❯ ➽ The Goebbels Diaries 1939 1941 Author Joseph Goebbels – Bluevapours.co.uk L'ambigua e sinistra figura del dottor Paul Josef Goebbels, ministro della Propaganda e dell'Informazione durante il nazismo, continua a esercitare un fascino inquietante I Diari di Goebbels , dichiar L'ambigua e sinistra Diaries 1939 ePUB ´ figura del dottor Paul Josef Goebbels, ministro della Propaganda e dell'Informazione durante il nazismo, continua a esercitare un fascino inquietante I Diari di Goebbels , dichiarati autentici dalla Biblioteca di Vienna, gettano nuova luce sulla figura sia pubblica sia privata di questo The Goebbels MOBI :✓ pomeriggio poiché, diversamente da quelli degli anni successivi, si presentano come note quotidiane personali che Goebbels non intendeva pubblicare I diari coprono la maggior parte del periodo che va dal , anno di inizio della guerra e delle conquiste germaniche, al luglio , poche settimane dopo Goebbels Diaries 1939 MOBI ñ l'invasione della Russia, il passo fatale che preannuncia il declino della potenza tedesca Goebbels è un diarista instancabile, annota con estrema minuzia anche i più piccoli avvenimenti, descrive con occhio vivido e attento eventi e personaggi del periodo della maggior affermazione del nazismo e propone una visione inedita del Terzo Reich di Hitler, dei suoi leader, dei suoi meccanismi di potere, del suo atteggiamento nei confronti dei nemici e soprattutto del ruolo dello stesso Goebbels nel manovrare l'opinione pubblica Emerge da queste pagine una personalità dal carattere profondamente contraddittorio: un predicatore di odio che era anche un padre di famiglia sentimentale, uno spietato «cane da guardia» della cultura con sensibilità e intelligenza sufficienti per apprezzare i capolavori artistici che lui stesso proibiva di esporre al pubblico; un cinico manipolatore delle opinioni delle masse e un dichiarato avversatore del genere umano capace tuttavia di una totale devozione al suo Führer Pochi documenti storici illustrano così efficacemente e con tale immediatezza la violenza del regime nazista.

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  • The Goebbels Diaries 1939 1941
  • Joseph Goebbels
  • English
  • 20 May 2017
  • 9780722105818

10 thoughts on “The Goebbels Diaries 1939 1941

  1. Michael says:

    This was one of the first books I read in my self-initiated studies of fascism and national socialism, a year or two after reading a biography of the Propaganda Minister (I have since forgotten which, possibly Goebbels). It was appropriate, since an interest in propaganda and Nazi filmmaking had been the initial interest. Looking back, it was also appropriate in the sense that this was among the books published in the first crush of American interest in the liberated documents of the Third Reich after World War Two. Publishers looking to sell paperbacks in those days just couldn't put enough swastikas on covers, it seemed, and I remember feeling a need to carefully conceal it as I rode public transit in San Francisco and Portland.

    Certain aspects of that initial reading also stand out to me. I have never forgotten the line, “certain developments, which, on the map, appear unfavorable to us, have occurred,” as an example of spinning bad news. I also recall that Goebbels complained frequently about the German people’s unwillingness to implement “total war” policies even to the point of allowing women to work full-time in large numbers. It was through reading this book that I began to flesh out a sense of who the leading military, political, and cultural figures of the Third Reich were, not only as names or uniforms, but as individuals who had different motivations and ideas that brought them to positions of power and influence.

    The book is far from perfect and a historical source, however. While Louis Lochner’s translation has never been called into question, to my knowledge, a lot of his editorial decisions undermine its value. Probably the largest oversight is the lack of attention given to the circumstances under which the diaries were written. Going through the introduction again, I don’t find any mention of the fact that they were written for publication (indeed, publishing his diaries was Dr. Goebbels’ major source of income) and therefore might not reflect Goebbels’ deepest thoughts, but rather yet another cog in the propaganda machine. True, the diaries for these years had not been edited for final publication, and they appear to include a good deal more of the behind-the-scenes schemes and everyday activities than a final version would have, but everything Goebbels’ dictated would have been planned with the German public in mind. The publisher’s note does include some interesting provenancial details, including a rather thorough list of the other documents that had been found along with the diaries, and the fact that this published volume includes less than 1/10 of that material. Other publications have since added to the completeness with which the diaries may be read by the English-speaking public, but a great deal of Goebbels’ diaries remain accessible only through archives.

    The other major editorial quibble I would have with Lochner, were I reading the text today, are his many notes, inserted within the text, to explain the details of persons or events described by Goebbels. These were probably necessary, and may even have seemed helpful to me at the time, with my lesser knowledge of World War Two and the Third Reich, but they are very biased from Lochner’s point of view and often interrupt the text as footnotes would not have. Lochner was an American journalist, who had met Goebbels, but he really only knew Germany in this period through press releases, as he had to leave Germany as an enemy national when the US declared war. In 1948, it would have been difficult to find a better qualified native English speaker for a translator and editor, but a modern reader is advised to seek more recent historical publications to obtain a fuller contextual view.

  2. Thorsten says:

    very interesting and largely debunks the view that the international media tends to pump into our heads. Having read this, allowed me to form a personalized view of this , as it appears extremely intelligent man. What can perhaps be questioned is the application he made of that gift but never the magnitude of it.

  3. Frank Kelly says:

    The diary of a sick, twisted, cowardly demon.

  4. Brian O& says:

    Surprisingly--almost stupifyingly-- dull. Difficult to believe that someone so close to, and complicit with, the epicenter of world history's paramount evil could ramble on with all the dramatic effect of a grocery store clerk. Enjoy!


    Talk about damning with faint praise but I have the most grudging respect for the fact that Goebbels chose to go down with the sinking ship and commit suicide in tandem with Hitler rather than try to strike a shabby bargain with the allies -- unlike Goering and Himmler for example. The converse argument to that of course is that, in choosing to also murder his six blameless children at the same time, he proved that -- perhaps unlike those others -- he was not just evil but also completely insane.

    It's difficult to see how such a personality could have recorded such trivial and dull memoirs. Perhaps this book represents the definitive illustration of Arendt's phrase 'the banality of evil't

  5. David says:

    Mixed feelings about this portion of the Goebbels diaries. On the positive side, when there's lots going on in the war, it's VERY interesting and colorful. On the negative side, when there's not much going on, it's full of REALLY trivial prattle about his departmental personnel problems. On the VERY NEGATIVE side, almost everything from the conquest in the West in the spring of 1940 is MISSING -- also the period in summer 1940 during the Battle of Britain. And I'm also not crazy about the editing and annotation . . . lots of obscure stuff that's not explained. Many mentions of the Seventh Chamber, but it's not in the index and if it ever was explained, I missed it. Nothing on the internet, either. ?????

    So, worth reading all-in-all if you're patient, but not what it could be. Got more out of the 1942-43 diaries and liked the editorial comments more in that volume. So now, on to 1945 diaries.

  6. George Root says:

    It was interesting to read his thoughts, but he was such a sick little monkey that reading this was sometimes difficult.

  7. Eddie Levenkron says:

    If someone is attacked by the Jews, that is a sure sign of his virtue. He who is not persecuted by the Jews, or who is praised by them, is useless and dangerous.

    The Jew is immunized against all dangers: one may call him a scoundrel, parasite, swindler, profiteer, it all runs off him like water off a raincoat. But call him a Jew and you will be astonished at how he recoils, how injured he is, how he suddenly shrinks back: “I’ve been found out.”

  8. Tom says:

    An interesting glimpse into the other side of the war. Lots of waffle but the sections on Hess and his flight to Scotland and the invasion of Russia are particularly worth reading. Overblown and full of ego and megalomania but a useful insight if you are studying or teaching the Third Reich.

  9. Julio Dos Anjos says:

    Terrifying

  10. Mansoor Azam says:

    I had great expectations when i picked this one up. I thought this shall be my oppurtunity of seeing things from Nazi top chairs. As they saw it during those times. to say the least, i m bitterly dissapointed.
    Firstly, the diary isn't complete. Most of the important events are missing. As the enteries have been lost of them.
    I've been amazed at the lack of information of Goebbel's about certain events though he was the information minister of the Reich. with such conditions no doubt the empire was bound to fial. At certain points one feels that the writer is accepting the reality but then bang comes another false dream and promise and on you go on the dream paths.

    Didn't like it honestly. Money spent on some decent memoir is well served. this one goes down the drain

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