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IN JUNE AND JULY 1992 David Irving retrieved from the former Soviet secret state archives in Moscow missing sections of the Goebbels Diaries. Arguing that the resulting biography Goebbels. Mastermind of the Third Reichwas antisemitic, although they had not seen it, the New York-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL) intimidated Mr Irving’s US publishers St Martins Press and Doubleday, who had nominated it their Book of the Month for May 1996, with a campaign of threats, partly organised anonymously on the Internet.

The American publishers panicked and halted production only days before the publication date, as related elsewhere on this site. The ADL currently brags of its achievement.

Mr Irving transcribed many of the glass microfiches. As it is unlikely that the German government or the Munich Institut für Zeitgeschichte will publish the handwritten texts which they obtained from Moscow for many years yet, he intends to post his transcription of these periods, particularly 1934, on this Website for the common usage. He has published the entire 1938 volume of Goebbels’ diaries in an annotated and edited German edition, Der unbekannte Dr Goebbels [available from Focal Point ].

He welcomes comments and corrections to his transcriptions (though be warned: many of the mis-spellings like tuen, parlaver, Heyderich etc are by Goebbels himself).

[A twenty year campaign by the ADL against David Irving]


Goebbels. Mastermind of the Third Reich
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As a memorial to his oldest daughter Josephine (1963-1999), David Irving invites you to accept 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 he retrieved from the former KGB archives in Moscow.


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Daily Mail headline July 10, 1992The Diaries and Papers of Dr Joseph Goebbels



Material on Archives and Sources

Witness statements of Russian archivists and others relating to Deborah Lipstadt’s allegation that Mr Irving stole or damaged the microfiches

Goebbels Diaries and Private Papers (mostly unpublished)

David Irving: Goebbels. Mastermind of the Third Reich

The Decision by St Martins Press (New York) to violate its contract to publish the book

Letters by David Irving to the press about the scandal



square Der unbekannte Dr Goebbels  The hitherto unknown complete Goebbels1938 diary of Hitler’s propaganda minister, transcribed, annotated and indexed by David Irving. 

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