From the Archives: 70th anniversary of D-Day invasion

From the Archives: 70th anniversary of D-Day invasion

NORMANDY, D.C., June 6 (UPI) --Seventy years ago, on June 6, 1944, Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, and began an invasion that would turn the tide of World War II.
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German wants Nazi-looted artworks returned

MUNICH, Germany, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Cornelius Gurlitt, the German man whose 1,400 Nazi-plundered artworks were confiscated by customs, said he wants the paintings returned.
U.S. may press Germany on Nazi loot discovery

U.S. may press Germany on Nazi loot discovery

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The State Department may press Germany to increase its cooperation with efforts to return Nazi-plundered artworks to their rightful owners, an official said.

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Iran: The myth of moderation

Iran: The myth of moderation

BRUSSELS, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke of moderation at U.N. General Assembly but the truth lies elsewhere.
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Turkey's PM condemned for comments

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan who accused Israel of being responsible for the turmoil in Egypt was harshly criticized in Israel and America.

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Nazi propagandist archives up for auction

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The personal archives of the Nazi minister of propaganda during World War II are scheduled to be auctioned in the United States, the auction house said.

Calif. Dem. apologizes for Goebbels remark

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The head of the California Democratic Party has apologized for comparing Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.

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Nazi propaganda chief's secretary speaks

SCHWABING, Germany, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A former secretary of German despot Adolf Hitler's propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, said she will never forgive him "for what he brought into the world."

Pa. official apologizes for 'Nazi' remark

PHILADELPHIA, March 16 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania official has apologized for comparing a documentary filmmaker to a Nazi propagandist, authorities said.
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Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels (also spelled Göbbels, pronounced /ˈɡɜrbəlz/ in English, German: ; 29 October 1897 – 1 May 1945) was a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. As one of Adolf Hitler's closest associates and most devout followers, he was known for his zealous oratory and anti-Semitism. He played a hand in the Kristallnacht attack on the German Jews, which historians consider to be the beginning of the Final Solution, leading towards the genocide of the Holocaust.

Goebbels earned a Ph.D. from Heidelberg University in 1921, writing his doctoral thesis on 18th century romantic drama; he then went on to work as a journalist and later a bank clerk and caller on the stock exchange. He also wrote novels and plays, but they were rejected by publishers. Goebbels came into contact with the Nazi Party in 1923 during the French occupation of the Ruhr and became a member in 1924. He was appointed Gauleiter (regional party leader) of Berlin. In this position, he put his propaganda skills to full use, combating the local socialist and communist parties with the help of Nazi papers and the paramilitary Stormtroopers, aka, Brownshirts, SA. By 1928, he had risen in the party ranks to become one of its most prominent members.

Goebbels rose to power in 1933 along with Hitler and the Nazi Party and he was appointed Propaganda Minister. One of his first acts was the burning of books rejected by the Nazis. He exerted totalitarian control over the media, arts and information in Germany.

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