Heidrun Elisabeth Goebbels

BIRTH: 20 Oct 1940

Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany


DEATH: 1 May 1945 (aged 4)

Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany


BURIAL: Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered in the Danube River in Germany.

Sixth child of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels and his wife Magda. She was murdered by her mother, who injected her with morphine before murdering her and her siblings with cynanide. Her parents and Hitler commited suicide shortly after because her mother wanted her children to die along with the Nazi party.


Heidrun Elisabeth was born on October 29, 1940. That same day, Joseph wrote into his diary “Magda has given birth to a daughter. What a delight! I drive over to see her straight away (…) A sweet little baby; I am so happy that it is a girl. We name her Heide.” Heide was born after Joseph and Magda had gone through a deep marital crisis. Thus, the parents themselves called her "the child of reconciliation".

Kathe Hübner said she was a child "particularly fond of animals"

Rochus Misch described her as a "little flirt" and said she frequently joked with him in the bunker, calling him fish (mich fish).