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Posted Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A famous page of the Goebbels diaries, in California, Koblenz, and Moscow: Goebbels comments on the liquidation of the Jews in occupied Poland.


Image on right: David Irving's pictures of the microfiches of the Goebbels diaries and the boxes in the Moscow archives before he opened them in 1992.











Dr Joseph GoebbelsFor details on the vendor please write to us.

Important private diaries and papers of Joseph Goebbels found

The François Genoud collection is now up for sale

WE ARE asked today to offer for sale all the truly private papers of the young Joseph Goebbels. They were once owned by the late François Genoud, a Swiss businessman who acquired literary rights to all the writings of Adolf Hitler, Martin Bormann, and Joseph Goebbels.

Genoud moved swiftly after WW2 and signed binding and legal contracts with their lawful heirs when he purchased the files from them.

This latest cache includes forty-six files with hundreds of pages of unknown diaries, literary works, and letters (and even locks of hair of his first girlfriend Anka Stalherm). The papers total about 3,200 pages, and occupy about 1.5 feet (50cm) of shelf space. The find throws an extraordinary light on the early years of Hitler's propaganda minister and evil genius, and on his brain, his education and intelligence.


We would hope that an institution or person will purchase the entire collection, so that it remains intact for researchers. Otherwise it will be broken up and sold as individual items, "an alternative I find most upsetting," as the current owner writes.



"I TAKE it that I can reveal Genoud as the source? I knew him well, a good friend, and he provided me with exclusive access to his collections for my works on Hitler and Goebbels. I was sorry when he fell seriously ill and ultimately chose to take his own life. I have no doubt that this is a genuine and very important collection indeed. "
- David Irving, author of the first standard biography of Goebbels to be based on the diaries. He was the first to retrieve the diaries from the KGB archives in Moscow in 1992.

boxes with diaries

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Author's Introduction to Goebbels. Mastermind of the Third Reich (html; with history of obstructionism by Institut für Zeitgeschichte and Bundesarchiv).
Neue Zurcher Zeitung, July 16, 2004: Eine alliierte Posse um Goebbels' Nachlass: Die Notate des Reichspropagandaministers - neue Funde | commentary by David Irving
Essay (German): "What do the Goebbels diaries tell us about the Holocaust?"
Bob Johnson and Juliusz Jablecki ask questions about entries in the Goebbels diaries, used by conformist historians writing about the Holocaust
Free download: David Irving, "Goebbels. Mastermind of the Third Reich"
Goebbels index | Index to materials on the Goebbels diaries
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