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Joseph Goebbels Speech - "Total War"

Joseph Goebbels believed in propaganda and in stirring a crowd to the point of frenzy.  He once said that:

The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never escape from it.

After losing the lengthy battle for Stalingrad, Goebbels delivered his most famous oration.  Known as the "total war" speech, he asks the gathered crowd how much they are willing to sacrifice - to the point of "total war."

This video is an excerpt from that February 18, 1943 speech.


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Video clip online, courtesy Archive.org

 

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