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database: Die Tagebücher von Joseph Goebbels Online
database: Die Tagebücher von Joseph Goebbels Online

Die Tagebücher von Joseph Goebbels Online

The Diaries of Joseph Goebbels
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About this database

The database The Diaries of Joseph Goebbels Online contains transcriptions of all handwritten documents from 1923 to July 1941 as well as subsequent writings that were dictated up to 1945. This edition, issued by the Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ), is based on the reproduction of the entire diaries on glass microfiches – commissioned by Goebbels himself – that was discovered by Elke Fröhlich in the former special archive in Moscow. For the first time, the database gives researchers the chance to access the diaries of Joseph Goebbels electronically using the valuable subject index that until now was available in print only.

Your Benefits

  • The more than 6,000 diary entries by Joseph Goebbels (approx. 16,800 pages) form an outstanding contemporary source for the years 1923 to 1945
  • For the first time the diaries can be searched electronically based on a subject index
  • Further features: search by date, place and name
  • “A once-in-a-century record of the failure of German idealism and of the triumph of an ideologically based contempt for mankind.” (Elke Fröhlich)
  • Non-restrictive DRM – allows for an unlimited number of simultaneous users campus- / institution-wide



Editors of the first edition in Deutsche Geschichte im 20. Jh.

Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Bundesarchiv, and Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung


Deutsches Exilarchiv 1933–1945 der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek • Stiftung „Neue Synagoge Berlin – Centrum Judaicum“ • Gedenkstätte „Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz“ • Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e. V. • Riga-Komitee der deutschen Städte • Research Foundation for Jewish Immigration • Herbert und Elsbeth Weichmann-Stiftung • Heinz Boberach • Wolfgang Form • Wolfgang Neugebauer • Theo Schiller • Sabine Gillmann • Hans Mommsen • Harald Hagemann • Claus-Dieter Krohn • Michael Hepp • Ulrike Wendland

Editorial Board

Wolfgang Benz, Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung • Brita Eckert, Deutsches Exilarchiv 1933–1945 der Deutschen Nationalbibliothek • Josef Henke, Bundesarchiv • Peter Longerich, Research Centre for the Holocaust and Twentieth-Century History, London • Elisabeth Niggemann, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek • Hermann Rumschöttel, Staatliche Archive Bayerns • Udo Wengst, Institut für Zeitgeschichte

First edition

Deutsche Geschichte im 20. Jh.: Nationalsozialismus, Holocaust, Widerstand und Exil 1933–1945 Online, De Gruyter/K. G. Saur (2006–2022)

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