"With only one segment of the population is Joseph Goebbels (1897 – 1945) popular. Economic radical and son of the Ruhr, he knows the phrases that charm the proletariat. 'Stand up, you young aristocrats of a new working class! You are the aristocrats of the Third Reich!' he shouted to Berlin workmen in the 1920s. Whatever following Hitler has among factory workers - the class that profited least from the Nazi revolution - is due to Goebbels."
Posted below is a segment from a longer article from 1942 by the prolific journalist Cornelius Vanderbilt IV (1898 – 1974) in which he recalled his brush with Goebbels in the city of Danzig, shortly before the Nazi invasion of Poland: