The International Campaign for Real History
AS A PERMANENT memorial to his oldest daughter Josephine (1963-1999), David Irving invites you to accept this Free Download of his biography of Hitler's propaganda minister Dr Joseph Goebbels, the first work to be based on the long-lost diaries of the minister which Mr Irving retrieved from the former KGB archives in Moscow.

 David Irving's famous biography: Goebbels. Mastermind of the Third Reich

Acrobatis now available as a Free Download (3.5 MB) on this Website in Acrobat .pdf format download

 

Also a free download: The 1938 Goebbels diary first transcribed and annotated by David Irving (pdf file, 160KB)

936 pages, it can be read by Acrobat Reader, version 3.01 or later, in a printable and searchable form (see panel below).
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A Note on the Internet Edition.  This biography went through half a dozen drafts between the handwritten original and the printed book. The final typescript was completed on Sept. 7, 1994, and submitted to St Martins Press (SMP) that winter. That is the full-length text reproduced here.

After the contract was signed, the biography went through the normal editing processes, being appraised, according to SMP's editor Thomas Dunne, by seven different editors.

At SMP's suggestion the earlier chapters were substantially cut back in editing. In Feb. 1996 the "Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai Brith," a New York based Jewish body, began agitating against SMP and Doubleday Inc., who had announced this work as their History Book Club selection for May 1996. The publishers initially announced that they would not surrender to the ADL intimidation, but on Apr. 6, 1996 they did just that. The book never appeared in the United States. [Click for more detail].

This Internet edition is the gift of the author and his publishing imprint Focal Point to the academic and student world. We ask only that the intellectual and copyrights be respected.

 

Magda, Helga and child

Illustration from the book. Magda Goebbels' lover Haim Arlosoroff became a leading Zionist, was assassinated in Palestine in 1933 (a fascinating new website dossier)


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