02/18 The Nazi Sportpalast Speech

One of the few surviving images of the Sportpalast (or, Totaler Krieg) speech of 1943. Goebbels' audience had been handpicked for their fanaticism and ability to produce noise. (Wikimedia Commons) On this day in 1943, Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels delivered a speech to an attentive crowd at the Sportpalast arena in Berlin. Prior to…