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Final Entries: 1945. The Diaries of Joseph Goebbels
Final Entries: 1945. The Diaries of Joseph Goebbels
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Hoffmann und Campe/Putnam, 1978, 432 pp
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Notes on Götterdämmerung, conveying the full range of fanaticism, illusion, flashes of realism, bitter attacks on fellow paladins of Hitler. Almost to the last, Goebbels thought that Stalin might be induced to conclude a separate agreement with the Germans. This "impresario of genius," as Trevor-Roper calls him in a suggestive introduction, retained an extraordinary awareness of the state of German morale. Excellent on atmosphere, though meager on new facts.