Dr. Joseph (Paul) Göbbels in his own words

Dr. Joseph Göbbels (1897-1945 Ruhe In Frieden) was Adolf Hitler’s Propaganda Minister.

Like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Göbbels was born unto a devoutly Catholic family. 

Joseph Göbbels never let any doubt as to his Christianity and for him the Jewish problem was clearly framed in Biblical terms.

He wrote:-

“I am a Christian when I believe that the meaning of my life is the heavy responsibility to love my neighbour (German [and European]) as myself” —- Joseph Göbbels

“A jew is for me an object of disgust. I feel like vomiting when I see one. Christ was not a Jew. It is not necessary to proof this scientifically – it is a fact!”

[…] there also white Jews. (“white” people acting and doing the Jews bidding) True, there are scoundrels among us, even though they are Germans, who act in immoral ways against their own racial and blood comrade… To be a Christian means to love one’s neighbour as oneself! My neighbour is my racial and blood brother. If, I love him, I hate his enemies, the enemies of Jesus Christ, God and Christianity, the Jew! He who loves Germans, must despise Jews. The one requires the other.”

“Christ himself saw that love does not always work. When he found the money-changers in the Temple, He did not say: “Children love one another!” He took up the whip and drove them out!” [….] We oppose the Jew, because we affirm the German Volk. The Jew is our greatest misfortune.”

“Whoever cannot hate the Devil, cannot love God. Whoever loves his Volk must hate the destroyer of his Volk, hate him with the depths of his soul.” – Michael: Ein deutsches Schicksal in Tagebuchblattern (Munich, 1929)

“I take the Bible, and all evening long I read the simplest and greatest sermon that has ever been given to mankind: The Sermon on the Mount! ‘Blessed are they who suffer persecution for the sake of justice, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven’!”
– Joseph Göbbels, Michael: Ein deutsches Schicksal in Tagebuchblattern (Munich, 1929)

“Today’s youth is not against God, we are against his cowardly religious menials, who try to commercialize Jesus Christ and God, as they do with everything else. We have to square off against them, if we want to square ourselves with God. [….] The idea of sacrifice first gained visible shape in Christ. Sacrifice is instrinsic to National Socialism…. The Jew, however, does not understand this at all. His “socialism” consist of sacrificing others for himself. This is what Marxism is like in practice…. The struggle we are now waging today until victory or the bitter end is, in its deepest sense, a struggle between Christ and the Synagogue of Satan, the Jews (Marxism). Christ: the principle of love. Marx (the Jew) (Synagogue of Satan – Judaism): the principle of hate.”

“Christ is the genius of love, as such the most diametrical opposite of Judaism, which is the incarnation of hate. The Jew is a non-race among the races of the earth…. Christ is the first great enemy of the Jews…. that is why Judaism had to get rid of him. For he was shaking the very foundations of its future international power. The Jew is the lie personified. When he crucified Christ, he crucified everlasting truth for the first time in history.”
– Joseph Göbbels, Michael: Ein deutsches Schicksal in Tagebuchblattern (Munich, 1929),

“A verbal confession cannot suffice; we require an active confession. Christianity to us is no empty form, but rather a continual action.”
– Joseph Göbbels, in a speech from 1935, Volkischer Beobachter, 5 Aug. 1935

Joseph Göbbels not only wrote about and spoke about Christ, God and Christianity frequently, he also made Positive Christianity a part of public policy. For example, he started the Winter Relief Fund, a charitable fund hat benefited millions of Germans every winter, and he stated publicly that this was part of the NSDAP’s Christian Programme. He and his wife Magda, along with their six children, took their own lives shortly after Adolf and Eva Hitler had taken theirs in Hitler’s Bunker to avoid the same inevitable brutalization that befell, Adolf Hitler’s closest friend, Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) in the hands of allied Jews.

You may ask me, is committing “suicide” not a sin? No, for a German Warrior it is the highest noble cede to commit, rather than to allow your children and your wife be raped, tortured in front of your eyes, whilst you as their father and a husband has to watch. They are with God now, may they forever rest in peace!

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Dr. Joseph Göbbels and his family in 1942: (back row) Hildegard, Harald Quandt, Helga; (front row) Helmut, Hedwig, Magda, Heidrun, Joseph and Holdine.

Joseph Göbbels in defence of positive Christianity and against heathenism (paganism)

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Dr Joseph Göbbels defends the fact that National Socialists were not pagan (English subtitles)

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“I am a Christian when I believe that the meaning of my life is the heavy responsibility to love my neighbor (German [and European]) as myself” —- Joseph Göbbels

I take the Bible, and all evening long I read the simplest and greatest sermon that has ever been given to mankind: The Sermon on the Mount! ‘Blessed are they who suffer persecution for the sake of justice, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven’!
– Joseph Göbbels, Michael: Ein deutsches Schicksl in Tagebuchblattern (Munich, 1929)

Christ is the genius of love, as such the most diametrical opposite of Judaism, which is the incarnation of hate. The Jew is a non-race among the races of the earth…. Christ is the first great enemy of the Jews…. that is why Judaism had to get rid of him. For he was shaking the very foundations of its future international power. The Jew is the lie personified. When he crucified Christ, he crucified everlasting truth for the first time in history.
– Joseph Göbbels, Michael: Ein deutsches Schicksl in Tagebuchblattern (Munich, 1929),

A verbal confession cannot suffice; we require an active confession. Christianity to us is no empty form, but rather a continual action.
– Joseph Göbbels, in a speech from 1935, Volkischer Beobachter, 5 Aug. 1935

“Total War”: Excerpt from Goebbels’s Speech at the Sportpalast in Berlin (February 18, 1943)

[ . . . ] Let me, to establish what the truth is, ask a number of questions of you, my fellow Germans, which you must answer me to the best of your knowledge and convictions. When my listeners indicated their spontaneous approval of my demands of January 30, the British press the next day claimed that it had been a propaganda spectacle, and was not representative of the true mood of the German people.

Well, to this meeting today I invited a cross section, in the best sense of that word, of the German people. In front of me there sit, row on row, wounded soldiers from the eastern front, men with scarred bodies, with amputated legs or arms, men blinded in action who have come here with their Red Cross nurses, men in the prime of life whose crutches are standing in front of them. In between, I count as many as 50 wearers of the Oak Leaf Cluster and of the Knight’s Cross, a splendid delegation from our fighting front. Behind them, there is a block of armaments workers, from Berlin’s armored car factory. Behind them, there sit men from the various party organizations, soldiers from our fighting forces, physicians, scientists, artists, engineers, architects, teachers, officials, civil servants from their offices and studies, proud representatives of our intellectual life on all its levels, to whom the country at this time of war owes miracles of inventiveness and human genius. Distributed over the entire auditorium of the Sports Palace I see thousands of German women. Youth is represented, and so is venerable age. No estate, no profession, no age group was overlooked when our invitations went out. Thus I can properly say that facing me is a cross section of the entire German people, at the front and at home. Is that correct?

Then you, my listeners, are representing the nation at this moment. And it is you whom I would like to ask ten questions. Give me your answers, along with the German people, before the whole world, but particularly before our enemies.

The British claim that the German nation has lost its faith in victory. I ask you: Do you believe, with the Führer and with us, in the final, total victory of the German people? I ask you: Are you resolved to follow the Führer through thick and thin in the pursuit of victory, even if this should mean the heaviest of contributions on your part?

Second. The British claim that the German nation is tired of the struggle. I ask you: Are you prepared to continue this struggle with grim determination, and undeterred by any circumstance decreed by fate, to continue it with the Führer, as the phalanx of the home front behind our fighting armies, until victory is ours?

Third. The British claim that the Germans are no longer in a mood to accept the ever increasing amount of war work demanded of them by the government. I ask you: Are you, and the German nation, resolved to work ten, twelve, and if need be fourteen or sixteen hours a day, if the Führer should command it, and to give your all for victory?

Goebbels says that they should not lie

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Fourth. The British claim that the German nation is resisting the government’s measures of total war, that what the Germans want is not total war but surrender. I ask you: Do you want total war? Do you want it, if need be, even more total and radical than we are capable of imagining it today?

Fifth. The British claim that the German nation has lost its confidence in the Führer. I ask you: Is your confidence in the Führer more passionate, more unshakable than ever? Is your readiness to follow him on all his paths, and to do whatever is necessary to bring the war to a successful conclusion, absolute and unlimited?

I ask you my sixth question. Are you prepared henceforth to devote your entire strength to providing the Eastern front with the men and materials it needs to give Bolshevism its mortal blow?

I ask you my seventh question. Do you swear a solemn oath to the fighting front that the country stands behind it, its morale high, and will give it everything necessary to achieve victory?

I ask you my eighth question. Do you, especially you, the women yourselves, want the government to see to it that German women, too, give all their energies to the pursuit of the war, filling jobs wherever possible to free men for action and thus to help their men at the front?

I ask you my ninth question. Do you approve, if necessary, the most radical of measures against a small group of draft-dodgers and blackmarketeers, who play peace in the midst of war, and mean to exploit people’s sufferings for their own selfish purposes? Do you agree that a person who interferes with the war effort shall lose his head?

As my tenth and last question I ask you: Is it your wish that even in wartime, as the party program commands, equal rights and equal duties shall prevail, that the home front shall give evidence of its solidarity and take the same heavy burdens of war upon its shoulders, and that the burdens be distributed equitably, whether a person be great or small, poor or rich?

I have asked you. You have given me your answers. You are a part of the nation; your response has thus shown the attitude of the German people. You have told our enemies what they must know lest they abandon themselves to illusions and misinformation. [ . . . ]

Source of English translation: Joachim Remak, ed., The Nazi Years: A Documentary History. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1969, pp. 91-92.

Source of original German text: Frankfurter Zeitung, February 20, 1943, p. 7; reprinted in Helmut Heiber, ed.,Goebbels Reden 1932-1945. Bindlach: Gondrom Verlag, 1991, pp. 203-05.

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