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 Joseph Goebbels

Joseph Goebbels

Rheydt, Stadtkreis Möchengladbach, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death 1 May 1945 (aged 47)
Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Burial* Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered in unknown location in Russia
Plot Ashes scattered from the Schweinebrücke over the river Ehle in Biederitz.
Memorial ID 6656 · View Source
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Propoganda leader under Hitler. He was initially buried along with his wife and children in East Germany. These remains were removed in 1982 (some reports say this happened as early as 1970) by the request of Yuri Andropov, Secretary General of the USSR, 1982-84. Andropov, former KGB chief, fearing that Neo-Nazi's may discover the location, had the graves opened. All remains (still in a state of decomposition) were ground-up and put into a nearby Danube River tributary.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 Oct 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6656
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Goebbels (29 Oct 1897–1 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6656, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered in unknown location in Russia.