Presentation on theme: " starter activity Why was this photo of Goebbels never published during the Third Reich? Josef Goebbels was appointed as Minister for Popular Enlightenment."— Presentation transcript:
1 starter activityWhy 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?
2What 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
6Goebbels with his Mistress Lida Baarova (1914-2000)
7Goebbels’ children were drugged and poisoned on 1st May 1945 – a day after the death of Hitler
8Would you have believed in Nazi propaganda? Key words: propaganda censorship Ministry for Popular EnlightenmentWould you have believed in Nazi propaganda? AimsTo understand the different forms of propaganda usedTo evaluate their effectiveness
9 Your taskJosef Goebbels faced many problems when he became Propaganda Chief. Read about his problems on p.111. How would you resolve these problems?
10Problems, problemsNewspaper – many owned by Jewish editors, lack of national papersRadio – stations tended to be local, few could afford radiosFilms – people used to high quality, very experimentalFestivals – what could be celebrated?Culture – Weimar’s ‘Golden Age’ seen as subversive
11 Your taskYou 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
12Team sheet Newspapers Films Radio Festivals Music & theatre Literature ArchitectureArtBerlin OlympicsImages of Hitler
18Which was more effective in controlling German people: the use of fear or the use of propaganda? Other factors?
19 Success criteria Needs to improve Getting better Wow factor! Refers only to the use of propagandaExplains how propaganda was important but briefly discusses the role of other factors, e.g. the use of terrorExplains 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 lawsReaches a judgement
20 HomeworkHow important was propaganda, among other factors in helping the Nazi’s maintain control over the German people?Include references to:PropagandaUse of terrorEstablishment of a dictatorship Conduct further research into the topics covered today to add depth to your notes