Joseph Goebbels final speech, April 1945.

On May 1st, 2017 – 72 years ago, Hitler’s close friend and comrade through thick and thin Joseph Goebbels dies in Germany along side his family.

During the last days of April 1945, as Soviet troops were on the threshold of Berlin, Goebbels was the lone senior official at the Fuhrer’s side. On April 30, Hitler committed suicide at age 56 and Goebbels replaced him as Germany’s chancellor. The following day, he and his wife, Magda (1901-45), fatally poisoned their six children to avoid the Bolshevik reign of terror and plundering happening right outside bunker as countless Germans are being brutally raped, tortured and murdered. The couple would then shortly after take their own lives.