Reichs Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda

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Reichs Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda
Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda
Agency overview
Formed March 13, 1933 (1933-03-13)
Dissolved May 1, 1945 (1945-05-01)
Headquarters Ordenspalais
8/9 Wilhelmplatz, Berlin-Mitte
52°30′45″N 13°23′1″E / 52.51250°N 13.38361°E / 52.51250; 13.38361
Employees 2000 (1939)
Annual budget 187 million Reichsmarks (1941)
Agency executive Joseph Goebbels, Werner Naumann (1945), Reich Minister
Child agencies Reichskulturkammer
Reichsfilmkammer

The Reichs Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda (German: Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda, RMVP or Propagandaministerium) was a Nazi government agency to enforce Nazism ideology.

Founded upon the 1933 Machtergreifung by Adolf Hitler's government, it was headed by Reich Minister Joseph Goebbels and was responsible for controlling the German news media, literature, visual arts, filmmaking, theatre, music, and broadcasting. As the central office of Nazi propaganda, it comprehensively supervised and regulated the culture and mass media of Nazi Germany.

Goebbels, German Federal Archive photo

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