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Joseph Goebbels’ Radio
Wermacht radio

Origin

Joseph Goebbels

Type

Radio

Effects

Broadcasts explosions

Downsides

Will actively injure people at places of worship or self-expression

Activation

Playing

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Alcatraz-3563

Aisle

734191-1876

Shelf

645388-7312-461

Date of Collection

October 2, 1974

[Source]


OriginEdit

Joseph Goebbels was the Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. He was one of Adolf Hitler's close associates and most devoted followers, and was known for his skills in public speaking and his deep, virulent antisemitism, which was evident in his publicly voiced views. He advocated progressively harsher discrimination, including the extermination of the Jews in the Holocaust. After the Nazi Seizure of Power in 1933, Goebbels' Propaganda Ministry quickly gained and exerted controlling supervision over the news media, arts, and information in Germany. He was particularly adept at using the relatively new media of radio and film for propaganda purposes. Topics for party propaganda included antisemitism, attacks on the Christian churches, and (after the start of the Second World War) attempting to shape morale.

In 1943, Goebbels began to pressure Hitler to introduce measures that would produce "total war", including closing businesses not essential to the war effort, conscripting women into the labour force, and enlisting men in previously exempt occupations. In accordance with Hitler's will, Goebbels succeeded him as Chancellor of Germany; he served one day in this post. The following day, Goebbels and his wife committed suicide, after poisoning their six children with cyanide.

EffectsEdit

Goebbels would often describe bombings of the Second World War in full detail, imbuing the Radio with the power to broadcast explosions, no matter what radio frequency (even blends with Farnsworths). Its range can be amplified by contacting any artifact, allowing it to transmit to any nearby receiving device. Any affected device located in or near a place of religious significance (synagogue, church, mosque, temple, holy site) or related to self-expression and freedom (gathering halls, artistic communes, local government) will experience a more virulent explosion. Instead of immediately dissipating, the blast will move and search for as many people as possible to harm.

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