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Dr Josef Goebbels 1917-1923 period

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Dr Josef Goebbels 1917-1923 period

Postby PF on 02 Feb 2005 16:36

I beleive I read somewhere that during the last year of World War I Josef Goebbels served
as a Civilian Administrator in a German Army Unit. Is this correct?
Also-given Goebbels right wing fanatic attachment to Germany-was he a member of the Freicorps-(as Himmler was in post World War I Germany) before becoming NSDAP?
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Postby JoeyBritt on 04 Feb 2005 21:03

Goebbels was not a right wing fanatic at all, in fact he was quite the opposite.

Read: The Devils Disciples.

Goebbels did well in school, but was taunted due to his club foot. This same injury also meant that he could not fight in the German Army or indeed the Friekorps (and in fact he would have more likely fought for the Spartakists). He worked in teh Reichbank for a couple of weeks before going back to school, but continued to try to help the war effort in any way possible.

Re: His political leanings

Joseph Goebbels was born to a working class family on Oct 29 1897 in rhedyt near düsseldorf. Druing his early manhood Joseph was facinated by the struggle fo the wroking class and wrote a play, Fight of the Working Class along with The Seed which glorified the Red revolutionaries in the Ruhr. He is known to have quoted that materialism is " the political, intellectual and moral confusion of our time." which is a higly Socialist Principle. It was that side of the NSDAP that drew him to Nazism. However, even after joinging the party he was still not right wing.
Groegor and Otto Strasser are known to be enemies of Hitler from within teh party itself, and this was due to their emphasis on the Socialist principles of National Socialism instead of on Hitler's preferd Nationalist views. Goebbels was gregor Strasser's sidekick and in fact worked with Strasser against Hitler on many occasions, including the unification fo many East German Gaue (which failed). It was only after he was wooed by Hitler and forced agaisnt the Strassers that his Socialist views fell out to eb replaced by Hitler's own views.

So now to answer your questions:

1) No, Goebbels did no real aid for the 1914 war, definately not as a Civil Administrator.
2) Due to both his Left-Wing leanings and his deformity, no, Goebbels did not fight for the Freikorps.
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Postby Topspeed on 05 Feb 2005 09:53

Just saw the DER UNTERGANG. I think Goebbels was red as a baboons rear like AH.
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Re: Dr Josef Goebbels 1917-1923 period

Postby Andreas Schulz on 05 Feb 2005 11:32

PF wrote:I beleive I read somewhere that during the last year of World War I Josef Goebbels served
as a Civilian Administrator in a German Army Unit. Is this correct?
Also-given Goebbels right wing fanatic attachment to Germany-was he a member of the Freicorps-(as Himmler was in post World War I Germany) before becoming NSDAP?


Goebbels was 00.06.1917 - 00.10.1917 Bürosoldat (office soldier) beim Vaterländischen Hilfswerk in Rheydt.

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Postby Bjørn from Norway on 05 Feb 2005 15:37

Hello!
Well, Goebbels enlisted in Bonn University in 1917. In Sept 1917 he applied to the Albertus Magnus association for financial support to continue his studies. Between 1917-1920 he recieved a loan of totally 964 mark for studying. In 1918 he studied in Freiburg, in 1919 he moved to the University in München. In 1920 he went to the University in Heidelberg, and took his exam. He then started to study for his doctor degree, living in Bonn, Freiburg, Würzburg and München.

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What is Vaterlandischen?

Postby PF on 26 Mar 2005 18:16

What is Vaterlandischen Hildswerk mean?
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Postby Topspeed on 26 Mar 2005 19:22

It is hilFswerk.....~Patriotic Help Unit
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