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1 WWII The Rise of Hitler

2 Bell Work What comes to mind when you think of WWII?

3 Please write this definition into your notes. Totalitarian State: government in which a one-party dictatorship regulates every aspect of citizens’ lives. Components: a)There is only one political party to choose from b)The state controls the economy c)Police and spies are used to enforce the will of the state d)The media is censored and controlled by the government e)Schools and the media are used to indoctrinate and mobilize citizens f)Unquestioning obedience to a single leader

4 Central Question: How did Hitler gain control of Germany and build a totalitarian state? (title) The story of how Hitler came to power and what he did once he had it, is one of the most powerful stories in history. As we learn this story, we will treat it like a novel – charting his rise to power, the climax of his control over the German people in the Kristallnacht, and the falling action of aftermath of the final solution. Directions First we will look at conditions in Germany at the end of WWI Then, we will popcorn through p and use the graphic organizer to answer our central question.

5 Germany after WWI Event 1: The conditions of the Treaty of Versailles hurt the German economy and shamed the German people Debt and Inflation The Kaiser is gone (abdicated during war) Replaced by the Weimar Republic Constitution and Democratic system but weak leaders constantly fight with each other Blamed for the Treaty of Versailles War guilt clause Restrictions on military The people want another Bismarck who will promise to restore Germany to her former greatness

6 Propaganda

7 Bell Work What is propaganda? Propaganda: Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

8 8 Propaganda Techniques 1.Name calling 2.Glittering generalities 3.Transfer 4.Testimonial 5.Plain folks 6.Bandwagon 7.Fear 8.Bad logic 9.Unwarranted extrapolation These techniques encourage you to follow non-rational, emotional drives and to NOT question the information presented instead take it at face value They encourage you to use a “we” v. “them” mentality

9 Name Calling Links a person, or idea, to a negative symbol. The propagandist who uses this technique hopes that the audience will reject the person or the idea on the basis of the negative symbol, instead of looking at the available evidence. The most obvious type of name calling involves bad names. For example, consider the following: Commie Fascist Pig Yuppie Bum Queer Terrorist

10 Glittering Generalities Name Calling in reverse Our first and natural reaction is to assume that the speaker is using the word in our sense, that he believes as we do on this important subject. This lowers our 'sales resistance' and makes us far less suspicious than we ought to be Examples: civilization, Christianity, good, proper, right, democracy, patriotism, motherhood, fatherhood, science, medicine, health, and love

11 Euphemisms Attempts to pacify the audience in order to make an unpleasant reality more palatable. This is accomplished by using words that are bland and euphemistic. Collateral damage, final solution, War Department -> Department of Defense etc.

12 Transfer The propagandist carries over the authority, sanction, and prestige of something we respect and revere to something he would have us accept I know the president, my opponent spends time with dictators etc.

13 Testimonial testimonial involves citing individuals who are not qualified to make judgments about a particular issue Michael Jordan wants you to buy Nike shoes

14 Plain Folks speakers attempt to convince their audience that they, and their ideas, are "of the people.” Wearing flannel and jeans in Iowa when you really wear expensive suits

15 Bandwagon “Everyone else is doing it, and so should you." Since few of us want to be left behind, this technique can be quite successful. Rent a stadium and fill it with people, make sure the media is there to see all of it Use symbols, colors, music, movement, all the dramatic arts. Addresses specific groups held together by common ties of nationality, religion, race, sex, vocation.

16 Fear Disaster will result if they do not follow a particular course of action "The streets of our country are in turmoil. The universities are filled with students rebelling and rioting. Communists are seeking to destroy our country. Russia is threatening us with her might, and the Republic is in danger. Yes - danger from within and without. We need law and order! Without it our nation cannot survive." - Adolf Hitler, 1932

17 Bad Logic Drawing bad conclusions by forcing together facts that don’t necessarily go together Premise 1: All Christians believe in God. Premise 2: All Muslims believe in God. Conclusion: All Christians are Muslims. or Premise 1: Hillary Clinton supports gun-control legislation. Premise 2: All fascist regimes of the twentieth century have passed gun-control legislation. Conclusion: Hillary Clinton is a fascist.

18 Unwarranted Extrapolation Making huge predictions about the future on the basis of a few small facts is a common logical fallacy. Usually used to give a basis to a fear-appeal “If you allow women to vote, men will lose all of their jobs and be forced to stay at home while their wives go to work”

19 What are the techniques used in this modern example of propaganda? Obamaville

20 Try out your analytical skills on Nazi propaganda For each item answer the following: 1.What does it want the viewer to believe or do? 2.What techniques are used by the item? 3.Is this an effective example of propaganda?

21 A 1932 election poster Opponents were using bright flashy colors in their posters

22 'The seed of peace, not dragon's teeth' cartoon of Hitler, from the magazine Kladderadatsch, 22 March 1936

23 'One People, One Nation, One Leader!' poster of Hitler, 1938

24 The poster for the 'Eternal Jews' exhibition, 1937

25 On your own… Using the ipad click on the Nazi Propaganda Website link on Mrs. V’s website Look through the database and choose 2 images and answer the following questions regarding those images 1.Title of piece. 2.What does it want the viewer to believe or do? 3.What techniques are used by the item? 4.Is this an effective example of propaganda? You will be asked to share one of your items and your analysis of it tomorrow with the rest of the class

26 Nuremberg mock trials

27 Your Role You may choose which group you would like to be in but it is 1 st come 1 st serve: Judges 4 people Attorneys (you will either argue that the defendant is either guilty or innocent) 4 defense 4 prosecution Defense witness (you will create an identity based on research) 4 people Prosecution witness (you will create an identity based on research) 4 people Defendants (you will also choose an identity) 4 people Jury The remainder

28 Counts 4 Charges The first was Conspiracy to Wage Aggressive War. The second charge was Crimes Against Peace, including the violation of treaties and other agreements. The third count was War Crimes, such as the use of slave labor and the unfair treatment of prisoners of war. The fourth count was Crimes Against Humanity, which involved the events in concentration and death camps, as well as other vicious attacks on civilians.


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