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Typewritten letter on "Der Reichsminister für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda" stationery. Includes signature on back.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:
Joseph Goebbels (1897-1945) was the Nazi minister of propaganda. He worked with Hitler from the earliest days of the Reich, a master of manipulation of the masses who took the lives of his wife and family members in the last days of the war. In this letter, Goebbels, as minister of propaganda, wrote to all Gauleiters. The letter reads, in part: "This year, major events have frequently occurred on the same day or that important public ceremonies could not be carried out because all available dates had already been filled. To avoid this in the future, I would like to have an overview now of the important events in 1937. To that end, in consultation with the Fuhrer's deputy and with reference to the Fuhrer's and Reich Chancellor's decree - RK 13096 B - of Nov. 13, 1936, I am asking you to communicate to me whether there are plans for events of the following nature... 1. Events in which participants are able to be drawn from a circle that extends beyond a single political district [gau] of the NSDAP and in which it is projected that more than 3,000 persons will take part. 2. Events which are planned to invite members of the Reich leadership of the NSDAP or members of the Reich government as guests of honor... would be grateful if I could get your reports by December 31, 1936..."
11 3/4 x 7 3/4"
Propaganda, minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels
"Letter from Joseph Goebbels" (1936). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2012.1.383.