FILE - In this June 3, 1939 file photo Dr. Joseph Goebbels gave a tea reception in honour of Prince Paul and Princess Olga of Yugoslavia, on their official visit to Berlin, at Schwanenwerder. Left to right: Mrs. Magda Goebbels, chatting with Prince Paul, Professor William Speer, Princess Olga, talking to Dr. Joseph Goebbels. In the foreground, back to Camera, Dr. Goebbels�� little daughters Helga and Hilde, and left, standing, his little son Helmut. The lakeside property in the German capital once owned by Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels is up for sale at auction. Bids are now being taken for the 70,000-square foot (6,440-square meter) plot on Schwanenwerder island, an exclusive area in western Berlin where Goebbels and his family lived from 1936 to 1943, spokeswoman Irina Daehne for the real estate agency selling the property for the city said Wednesday. The Goebbels family returned in 1945 before moving into Hitler's bunker complex in the capital's downtown area. The Goebbels villa, which he purchased from a Deutsche Bank board member, was destroyed after the war and a 7,650-square foot (710-square meter) brick bungalow built in the 1950s now sits on the site.
Published June 22, 2011