The "Jewish War": Goebbels and the Antisemitic Campaigns of the Nazi Propaganda Ministry

  title={The "Jewish War": Goebbels and the Antisemitic Campaigns of the Nazi Propaganda Ministry},
  author={Jeffrey Herf},
  journal={Holocaust and Genocide Studies},
  pages={51 - 80}
  • J. Herf
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Political Science
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies
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