Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda

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The Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda (Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda; RMVP), also known simply as the Ministry of Propaganda (Propagandaministerium), controlled the content of the press, literature, visual arts, film, theater, music and radio in Nazi Germany.

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Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda
Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda (German)
Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels in 1942
Ministry overview
Formed14 March 1933 (1933-03-14)
Dissolved23 May 1945 (1945-05-23)
JurisdictionGovernment of Nazi Germany
Wilhelmplatz 8/9, Berlin-Mitte
52°30′45″N 13°23′1″E
Employees2,000 (1939)
Annual budget14 million ℛℳ (1933)
(€65 million in 2021)
187 million ℛℳ (1941)
(€803 million in 2021)
Ministers responsible
Child agencies

The ministry was created as the central institution of Nazi propaganda shortly after the party's national seizure of power in January 1933. In the Hitler cabinet, it was headed by Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, who exercised control over all German mass media and creative artists through his ministry and the Reich Chamber of Culture (Reichskulturkammer), which was established in the fall of 1933.