Everyone knows that Hilter’s propaganda master, Joseph Goebbels, was one gruesome piece of work. However a new 912-page book by University of London history professor Peter Longerich introduces us to new depths of possibility in Goebbels’ nastiness, from The Daily Mail:
He walked with a limp and was known to some as the ‘poison dwarf’.Fortunately for history, Goebbels was also a compulsive note-taker.
But a book reveals that Nazi Germany’s propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels was an unlikely lothario, nicknamed ‘the ram’ by the many actresses and society ladies he seduced.
He detailed many [of his conquests] on more than 30,000 sheets of paper that he left behind, some of them accessed for the first time by Professor Longerich, a German, for his 912-page book Joseph Goebbels: Biography.The book is published by Random House Germany. At present, no English translation is available. Longerich’s most recent English-language book is Holocaust: The Nazi Persecution and Murder of the Jews (Oxford University Press) from 2010.