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Goebbels, Joseph

[ (yoh-zuhf geu-buhls, geu-buhlz) ]

A German political leader of the twentieth century. Goebbels was propaganda minister of the Nazi government and a close confidant of the leader, Adolf Hitler. Goebbels's policy was based on the notion that a lie, repeated often and forcibly, gains the legitimacy of truth. When the defeat of Germany seemed inevitable, he killed himself and his family.


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