Magda Goebbels Mother

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Magda Goebbels Mother

Post by SkollSuntag » 16 Jul 2007 23:11

Does anybody know what she looked like? did she live with the Goebbels? are there photos of them together? Was she a member of the National Socialist Party?
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Re: Magda Goebbels Mother

Post by deutschesfraulein » 06 May 2008 08:12

I have never seen a picture of Magda's mother. There is a picture of Magda and Josef after their wedding and in the background you can see Hitler who is said to be walking next to her. Unfortunately, you can not see Auguste because Josef's head is in the way. In Magda's bio. they described her mother as not being happy with the influence Magda's politics had on her son Herald. She also did not like Goebbels very much stating, "His whole manner was too demonic for me, too opaque. His very apparent charm did not touch me, and his cynicism, which became more and more open and cutting after 1933, often irritated and hurt me...For all his indisputable intellect "Doctor" Goebbels was always an out-of-control petty-bourgeois who wanted to escape from his origins, who wanted to shine and dazzle and dominate." Just before their wedding Magda's mother warned her of the financial stability she would lose by marrying Josef. In 1943 Auguste was living in Lanke with the family because her house was burned down during bombing raids. This is the only info. I have of her in regards to her feelings towards NS doctrine or the Goebbels marriage.

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Re: Magda Goebbels Mother

Post by Thomasine » 20 May 2008 19:58

I have never seen a photo of Auguste Behrend Ritschel Friedländer but I can provide the following information about her.

Auguste was a housemaid and Magda was born out of wedlock in November 1901 and she married the assumed father Oscar Ritschel shortly after Magda's birth. They divorced after four years and in 1906, Auguste married Richard Friedländer, a well to do Jewish businessman. Magda had very good relationships with both her father and her stepfather and they dooted on her and spoiled her rotten. Auguste's second marriage also broke up. After the break, Magda assumed her stepfather's family name Friedländer.

Magda's divorce from businessman Günther Quandt made her financially independent and her mother worried a lot when she married Joseph Göbbels but Hitler doubled his salary after his marriage. Neither her father nor her stepfather approved of her marrying Göbbels and her stepfather never spoke her again after her marriage. Joseph Göbbels insisted that Auguste revert back to her maiden name of Behrend and she lived with the family until war ended and the Göbbels family committed suicide. Unfortunately, I don't have information on her fate after the war.

Magda's son, Harald Quandt lived on after the war and he may still be alive.

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Re: Magda Goebbels Mother

Post by Helga-Anna » 25 May 2008 01:15

Thanks for the information on Magda. I never thought about her Mother before.
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Re: Magda Goebbels Mother

Post by Seebad » 05 Jul 2012 17:23

I have read (but don't remember now where) that she searched her grandchildren after the end of the war and longed to know where they had ended and where they were buried and she never got an answer. This must have been very cruel! She was against the Nazis and ended like a victim too. She was a very liberal person, accepted that Magda had in her youth a jewish boyfriend and wanted to live kosher, later her husband was killed in KZ and her daughter, who nothing had earned from him but love and anything good didn't care about him and his fate, and then she had to end her life in fear what had become of her grandchildren. Thanks to such a daughter which had helped to destroy a nation as well as the own family!

You may see her (as far as I know) at Helga's side on this picture, made when Goebbels' sister Maria married on Schwanenwerder:

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/wirtschaft/d ... 1.340952-5

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Re: Magda Goebbels Mother

Post by DavidFrankenberg » 09 Jun 2019 19:55

SkollSuntag wrote:
16 Jul 2007 23:11
Does anybody know what she looked like? did she live with the Goebbels? are there photos of them together? Was she a member of the National Socialist Party?
Thanks!
Jim
deutschesfraulein wrote:
06 May 2008 08:12
I have never seen a picture of Magda's mother.
There she is :
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Re: Magda Goebbels Mother

Post by Helge » 10 Jun 2019 15:35

DavidFrankenberg wrote:
09 Jun 2019 19:55
SkollSuntag wrote:
16 Jul 2007 23:11
Does anybody know what she looked like? did she live with the Goebbels? are there photos of them together? Was she a member of the National Socialist Party?
Thanks!
Jim
deutschesfraulein wrote:
06 May 2008 08:12
I have never seen a picture of Magda's mother.
There she is :
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I have many doubts that the person in the picture is Magda's mother. The woman in the picture is Theresia Auguste Behrend born in Dombrowken on July 22, 1852, died May 31, 1936 in Milwaukee (United States).

Under another picture of her.
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Sota ei päätä kuka on oikeassa, vain sen että kuka on jäljellä.
War does not decide who is right but only those who are left.

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Re: Magda Goebbels Mother

Post by Helge » 10 Jun 2019 16:07

This is the wedding of Joseph Goebbels' sister Maria.
Front row: (left to right)
Hilde & Helmut Goebbels, Joseph, Maria & Max Kimmich, Helga Goebbels and the mother of Magda Goebbels
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Sota ei päätä kuka on oikeassa, vain sen että kuka on jäljellä.
War does not decide who is right but only those who are left.

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Re: Magda Goebbels Mother

Post by Helge » 10 Jun 2019 16:10

This is the wedding of Joseph Goebbels' sister Maria.
Front row: (left to right)
Hilde & Helmut Goebbels, Joseph, Maria & Max Kimmich, Helga Goebbels and the mother of Magda Goebbels
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Sota ei päätä kuka on oikeassa, vain sen että kuka on jäljellä.
War does not decide who is right but only those who are left.

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Re: Magda Goebbels Mother

Post by DavidFrankenberg » 10 Jun 2019 16:27

Helge wrote:
10 Jun 2019 15:35
DavidFrankenberg wrote:
09 Jun 2019 19:55
SkollSuntag wrote:
16 Jul 2007 23:11
Does anybody know what she looked like? did she live with the Goebbels? are there photos of them together? Was she a member of the National Socialist Party?
Thanks!
Jim
deutschesfraulein wrote:
06 May 2008 08:12
I have never seen a picture of Magda's mother.
There she is :
Capture.PNG

I have many doubts that the person in the picture is Magda's mother. The woman in the picture is Theresia Auguste Behrend born in Dombrowken on July 22, 1852, died May 31, 1936 in Milwaukee (United States).

Under another picture of her.
You must be right. But how did your hear about this doppleganger ?

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