Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels was a relentless Jew
hater. In his diary he wrote on February 14, 1942:
Jewry will suffer a great catastrophe at the same time as Bolshevism. The Führer
once more expressed his determination to clean up the Jews in Europe
pitilessly. There must be no squeamish sentimentalism about it. The Jews
have deserved the catastrophe that has now overtaken them. Their destruction
will now go hand in hand with the destruction of our enemies. We must hasten
this process with cold ruthlessness.
On March 27, 1942, he wrote:
Beginning with Lublin, the Jews in the General Government [Nazi occupied Poland] are now being evacuated eastward. The procedure is a pretty barbaric one and not to be described here more definitely. Not much will remain of the Jews. On the whole it can be said that about 60 per cent of them will have to be liquidated whereas only 40 per cent can be used for forced labor.
In an essay dated, dated 16 November 1941,
Joseph Goebbels produced vehement attacks on the Jews:
"The historic responsibility of world Jewry for the outbreak and widening of this war has been proven so clearly that it does not need to be talked about any further. The Jews wanted war, and now they have it. But the Führer's prophecy of 30 January 1939 to the German Reichstag is also being fulfilled: If international finance Jewry should succeed in plunging the world into war once again, the result will be not the Bolshevization of the world and thereby the victory of the Jews, rather the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe.
We are seeing the fulfillment of the prophecy. The Jews are receiving a penalty that is certainly hard, but more than deserved. World Jewry erred in adding up the forces available to it for this war, and now is gradually experiencing the annihilation that it planned for us, and would have carried out without a second thought if it had possessed the ability. It is perishing according its own law: "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth."
In an article, dated 21 January 1945, Goebbels made his last lengthy published attack on the Jews, whom he claimed were responsible for the misery caused by the war:
Jewry will not succeed in turning this war to its advantage. Things are
already too far along. The hour will come in which all the peoples of the
earth will awake, and the Jews will be the victims. Here too things can
only go so far .. We have recognized the Jews as a national and
international danger, and from this knowledge have drawn compelling
conclusions. This German knowledge will become the knowledge of the world
at the end of this war. We think it our primary duty to do everything in
our power to make that happen .."