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Was Joseph Goebbels a perpetrator or a victim of the Holocaust?
Perpetrators were those who did the killing. The legal deffinition is a bit larger, including those who ordered the actions also. The moral deffinition larger still, it includ…es those who enabled others to kill. One example is; you have the person who poured the gas into the gas chambers, also the people who ordered him to, from his direct superior, to the camp commander, to the leader of the SS (Himmler), to the leader of the state (Hitler), also those who enabled him to do this, from the guards who put the prisoners into the chambers, to the doctors who obeserved the process. In addition to this there were many people without whom the actual act of murder could not have happened: There was the local law enforcment who were responsible for arresting and deporting the Jews. There were the civillians who drove the trains and other transports. There were the contractors who designed and built the gas chambers. There were the people who profited from the surrendered Jewish property and businesses. If any of these groups had refused to do their part, then the story would have been different. The perpetrators were those who helped make it happen. People of this period are generally divided into three categories. Victims, perpetrators and bystanders. Some like to add a fourth category of rescuers, they were so few compared to the others that they are generally not counted as a category.
Goebbels was the Nazi Minister of Propaganda.
Magda Goebbel (the wife) had a son from a previous marriage named Harald. then there was: Helga Susanne Hildegard Traudel Helmut Christian Holdine Kathrin He…dwig Johanna Heidrun Elisabeth Magda was very much in love with Adolf Hitler, so all her childrens' names began with 'H'.
Dr. Joseph Goebbels was 5'4" tall.
the rescuers - appears to be a category that is getting increacing interest, they would be people who rescued others, however many rescuers were also victims or perpetrators. … victims - were those who suffered, however again some of the victims were also perpetrators. perpetrators - were those who inflicted the harm on the victims. Holocaust survivor Primo Levi resisted becoming a 'kapo' (a prisoner in charge of other prisoners) because he did not want to enter the 'grey zone' where he says that many of both the victims and perpetrators fell. It was easy to steal (for example) food from fellow prisoners to help one's self survive, but condenming the victim to death, or for a guard to 'look the other way' when a prisoner stole food, both of these fall into the grey zone.
He was in charge of information and propaganda.
The forgotten victims would be those whose names have not been found, or who did not have living relatives to remember them. Forgotten perpetrators are most likely those w…ho were not directly involved and as such have been able to exist with their secrets.
Goebbels was a man of letters, quite brilliant and as that implies, a writer. The Goebbels diaries, in translation, in part ( much was lost during the post-war and so-called D…e-Nazification period) survive and make intriguing reading. In several hundred pages of writing, Goebbels uses the term Nazi only once or twice! Of course when he speaks of the Party the Nazi one is understood. At times he seems to have been fairly religious ( judged from his writings). Goebbels served the Nazi Cause well as Propaganda Minister ( No equivalent US posting) and also Gauleiter ( county executive) of Greater Berlin. Goebbels was the main Nazi Ideologue or thinker- and surely he wrote materials which were verbally expounded (and expanded) on by Hitler himself. Goebbels coined the term Total War in the Nazi context. He also pushed the semi-comic Kohlenklau ( Coal Thief) concept used in a wartime fuel-economy drive- yes energy conservation in Nazi Germany. These used a comic cartoon character and the phrase Kohlenklau Kommft! ( The coal thief is coming!) or maybe more colloquial- Watch out- Here comes the Kohlenklau!~
He controlled the media and culture, and was responsible for propaganda in Nazi Germany. This meant he was directly responsible for events based around the Nazis, because HE w…as the one brainwashing them all. School children were taught in maths lessons that it would be crusade-like to murder Jews. Here is an example of a question in a maths book: A bomber aircraft on take-off carries twelve dozen bombs, each weighing ten kilos. The aircraft takes off for Warsaw, internation centre of Jews. It bombs the town. On take off with all the bombs on board and a fuel tank containing 1000 kilos of fuel, the aircraft weighed about 8 tons. When it returns from the CRUSADE, there are still 230 kilos of fuel left. What is the weight of the aircraft when empty? I capitalised the word crusade- it means a holy and glorious war. Subtle words like this were drilled into children's heads, so that they believed that Jews were evil and that Aryans were superior. Along with banning all kinds of non-German music, 'controversial' art, and the obvious posters, every single German person had the idea that Hitler and the Nazis were saviours, drilled into their head every single day, in every aspect of life. The posters made Hitler appear like God. The big, bolded letter spelt out words like 'Father' 'Saviour' and 'Last Chance'. Along with the picture of him and the subtle halo around his head, he sure did look the part. So, that is what Goebbels did in times of Nazi Germany.
According to Ernest K. Bramsted, Goebbels attended universities in Bonn, Freiburg, Wurzburg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, and Heidelburg where he earned his doctora…te in German Romantic literature in 1921.
The University of Heidelberg, in Germany.
he doesn't have any, he's dead
he was the propaganda minister.
the victims were the armenians and the perpetrators are the nazis
In World War 2
If you mean the WWII holocaust, mainly Nazi Germany. There were other mass killings around that time: Japan in China,and Stalin in the Soviet Union.
Joseph Goebbels had both direct and indirect involvement in the holocaust. The American Experience website at pbs.org explains that, "He played probably the most important rol…e in creating an atmosphere in Germany that made it possible for the Nazis to commit terrible atrocities against Jews, homosexuals, and other minorities" and in some instances he "authorized the violence himself." He was responsible for issuing instructions for the program referred to as "Kristallnacht" which led to the deaths of "91 Jews, the incarceration in concentration camps of 30,000 others and the destruction of about 7,000 Jewish businesses and more than 900 synagogues." Additionally, Goebbels played a significant role in the Nazi party. According to Current Biography, Goebbels was considered the "intellect of the Nazi party." Beginning in 1924, Goebbels had several political roles within the Nazi party, but was eventually promoted to "Minister of Propaganda and Public Enlightenment." This position gave him control of "radio, theatre, cinema" and eventually journalism, which allowed him to "brainwash" his countrymen, often by circulating false stories of Jewish cruelties. He was a skillful speaker and this helped him boost war morale and further the beliefs of the Nazi party. The Chambers Biographical Dictionary states that while Hitler was running the war, Goebbels was "virtually running the country." Your local public library will be able to provide you with additional resources on Joseph Goebbels. Citations: "Joseph Goebbels (1897-1945) ." The American Experience, n.d. "Goebbels, Joseph." Current Biography (Bio Ref Bank) (December 1, 1991): Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson), EBSCOhost (accessed October 9, 2014). "Goebbels." Chambers Biographical Dictionary (Bio Ref Bank) (January 1, 1997): Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson), EBSCOhost (accessed October 9, 2014).