Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Nazi Propaganda



In his book, Mein Kampf (1926), Hitler wrote that propaganda works on the public from the view of the idea and makes them ready for the victory of said idea.

After the Nazi seized power (1933), Hitler created a Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda. The goal was to successfully communicate the Nazi message.

Nazi propaganda during that time effected many people. The propaganda strongly looked down on Jews.
Propaganda was used to bring out political loyalty, the master race idea, and mislead foreign governments.

Nazi propaganda called out to both civilians and soldiers after the German invasion of the Soviet Union. It got them to fight until the very end.

Films were important in promoting the power of German military and hatred towards Jews. These films showed Jews as subhuman and parasites to the “master race”.
Cartoons with the same ideas and themes were printed on newspapers.

Propaganda was to hide the massive killing of Jews. Holocaust victims were forced to be deceitful so that the Jews from Europe were taken away with little or no problems. Prisoners wrote home saying there were good conditions and that they were doing well.

The Nazi regime had used propaganda to gain the support of Germans, motivate the people, and to create millions of bystanders.

Interesting Facts:
·         Propaganda of Hitler was to inspire people to work harder and to know Hitler was the absolute head of government and should be worshiped

·        Much of the propaganda was implemented through the recently invented radio, as well as through speeches from the main Nazi leaders.
·       The F├╝hrer worship also helped instill pride in Germany and the Reich among the German population.

Significant Quotes:
(Pg. 445) "...the Fuhrer decided that he would rule the world with words. 'I will never have to fire a gun, I will not have to.'"

(Pg. 445) " His first plan of attack was to plant the words in as many areas of his homeland as possible."

(Pg. 221)"...he had nothing to give, except maybe Mein Kampf, and there was no way he'd give such propaganda to a young German girl. That would be like the lamb handing the knife to the butcher."



This is an example of a Nazi propaganda cartoon: 


Cassandra Leblanc & Vivian Kwok.




Citation:
"Holocaust History." Nazi Propaganda. Web. 09 May 2012. <http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005274>.
"Melville House Books." Melville House Books. Web. 09 May 2012. <http://mhpbooks.com/germany-plans-to-reissue-hitlers-mein-kampf/>.
"One Thousand Children: Georgia's Role in the Rescue of Jewish Children." One Thousand Children: Georgia's Role in the Rescue of Jewish Children. Web. 09 May 2012. <http://www.thebreman.org/exhibitions/online/1000kids/propaganda.html>.
Zusak, Markus. The Book Thief. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Print.
















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