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Johanna Maria Magdalena "Magda" Goebbels (née Ritschel; 11 November 1901 – 1 May 1945) was the wife of Nazi Germany's Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. A prominent member of the Nazi Party, she was a close ally, companion, and political supporter of Adolf Hitler. Some historians refer to her as the unofficial "first lady" of Nazi Germany, while others give that title to Emmy Göring.
Johanna Maria Magdalena Ritschel
(1901-11-11)11 November 1901
Berlin, German Empire
|Died||1 May 1945(1945-05-01) (aged 43)|
Führerbunker, Berlin, Nazi Germany
|Cause of death||Suicide|
|Political party||Nazi Party (NSDAP)|
(m. 1921; div. 1929)
|Children||Harald, Helga, Hildegard, Helmut, Holdine, Hedwig, Heidrun|
|Alma mater||Ursuline Convent|
|Awards||Golden Party Badge|
Cross of Honor of the German Mother
With defeat imminent during the Battle of Berlin at the end of World War II in Europe, she and her husband murdered their six children before committing suicide in the Reich Chancellery gardens. Her eldest son, Harald Quandt, from a previous marriage, survived her.