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Reading Goebbels’ diary

The first study of Joseph Goebbels based on his recently-published diaries yields important insights

Joseph Goebbels (centre) watches the filming of Patriots in 1937 with the French ambassador, Andre Francois-poncet (left). © Ulstein Bild via Getty Images

In April 1983, the Sunday Times, together with the German magazine Stern, revealed to an astonished world the diaries of the Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. Running to a total of 60 volumes, the diaries had been authenticated by two leading historians of the period,…

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