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 starter activity Why was this photo of Goebbels never published during the Third Reich?  Josef Goebbels was appointed as Minister for Popular Enlightenment.

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1  starter activity Why was this photo of Goebbels never published during the Third Reich?  Josef Goebbels was appointed as Minister for Popular Enlightenment. What do you think this title really means?

2 What skills would you expect a Minister for Propaganda to have? Read about Josef Goebbels’ life. Highlight evidence which shows the Goebbels had the right skills for the job.  Highlight evidence that he wouldn’t want the public to know. Annotate and explain why

3 Josef Goebbels,

4 Goebbels with the ‘People’s Receiver’ radio

5 Goebbels with his wife Magda and family

6 Goebbels with his Mistress Lida Baarova ( )

7 Goebbels’ children were drugged and poisoned on 1 st May 1945 – a day after the death of Hitler

8 Would you have believed in Nazi propaganda? To understand the different forms of propaganda used To evaluate their effectiveness  Aims  Key words: propaganda censorship Ministry for Popular Enlightenment

9  Your task Josef Goebbels faced many problems when he became Propaganda Chief. Read about his problems on p.111.  How would you resolve these problems? Josef Goebbels faced many problems when he became Propaganda Chief. Read about his problems on p.111.  How would you resolve these problems?

10 Problems, problems Newspaper – many owned by Jewish editors, lack of national papers Newspaper – many owned by Jewish editors, lack of national papers Radio – stations tended to be local, few could afford radios Radio – stations tended to be local, few could afford radios Films – people used to high quality, very experimental Films – people used to high quality, very experimental Festivals – what could be celebrated? Festivals – what could be celebrated? Culture – Weimar’s ‘Golden Age’ seen as subversive Culture – Weimar’s ‘Golden Age’ seen as subversive

11  Your task You are going to hold a Nazi propaganda fair. You have 15 minutes to prepare a poster explaining how one particular area of Nazi propaganda helped to promote Nazi values. Use the text book and links on the website. You can only have a maximum of 20 words, but you can use images or diagrams. Appoint one member to stay with your poster and visit the other stands. At the end of the fair, you must compare notes and ensure you have a full set of notes. You will then be given a test on what you have learned. The winning tea, will win fruition points You are going to hold a Nazi propaganda fair. You have 15 minutes to prepare a poster explaining how one particular area of Nazi propaganda helped to promote Nazi values. Use the text book and links on the website. You can only have a maximum of 20 words, but you can use images or diagrams. Appoint one member to stay with your poster and visit the other stands. At the end of the fair, you must compare notes and ensure you have a full set of notes. You will then be given a test on what you have learned. The winning tea, will win fruition pointswww.studyhistory.co.uk

12 Team sheet 1. Newspapers 2. Films 3. Radio 4. Festivals 5. Music & theatre 6. Literature 7. Architecture 8. Art 9. Berlin Olympics 10. Images of Hitler

13 Germania Degenerate Art Exhibition, 1937

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16 Warning: Georgia may be upset by some of these images

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18 Which was more effective in controlling German people: the use of fear or the use of propaganda?  Other factors?

19  Success criteria Needs to improveGetting betterWow factor! Refers only to the use of propaganda Explains how propaganda was important but briefly discusses the role of other factors, e.g. the use of terror Explains and evaluates the importance of propaganda (considering its successes and failures, e.g. Degenerate Art Exhibition) Explains and evaluates the importance of fear (e.g. use of gestapo but the theory rumours spread by ordinary Germans was just as powerful) Explains and evaluates the role of ‘Gleischaltung’, e.g. Enabling Act but the need to monitor & enforce new laws Reaches a judgement

20  Homework How important was propaganda, among other factors in helping the Nazi’s maintain control over the German people? How important was propaganda, among other factors in helping the Nazi’s maintain control over the German people? Include references to: Include references to: Propaganda Propaganda Use of terror Use of terror Establishment of a dictatorship Establishment of a dictatorship  Conduct further research into the topics covered today to add depth to your notes  Conduct further research into the topics covered today to add depth to your notes


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