One of Adolf Hitler's closest and most devoted associates, known for his skills in public speaking and his vicious antisemitism.
Dr. GoebbelsGerman Minister of Propaganda convoked a special press conference this morning. We piled over to the Propaganda Ministry thinking maybe peace had come, or something. The little Doktor stalked in, snorting like a bull, and proceeded to devote his entire time to an attack on Knickerbocker, whom he called "an international liar and counterfeiter." The Doc said that he himself, as a journalist, had never defamed anyone in his life!
Seems Knick published a story saying the top Nazis had deposited gold abroad to guard against a rainy day in case they lost the war. This made Doktor G . furious . He revealed he had broadcast from the German shortwave stations Thursday night (September 21) a call to Knick offering him ten per cent of any sum he could prove the Nazis had salted abroad. A curious offer. He said he gave him until . Saturday night (last night) to prove it. Apparently Knick was at sea, bound for New York. The story around here is that Knick radioed back that as with all German ultimatums the time limit had expired before he received it .