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1 Why did the German people allow this to take place?


3 Biased information Created to shape public opinion and behavior Simplifies complex issues or ideas Symbols, images, words, or music Plays on emotions The spreading of information to manipulating public opinion to gain support for one’s cause True, partially true, or blatantly false information

4 Anti-Semitic Children’s Books The Poisonous Mushroom Trust No Fox in the Green Meadow and No Jew on His Oath Used as instructional resources in German schools.

5 Bandwagon Testimonial Plain Folks Transfer Fear/Card Stacking Glittering Generalities Name-calling

6 Appeals to a person’s desire to be on the winning side "Greater Germany: Yes on 10 April" (1938).

7 Endorsements to connect a famous person with a product or ideal “sell” the product or ideal. I know, I know this is the only example I could find. No, Tiger is NOT a Nazi!

8 An attempt to convince the public that the views reflect those of the “common person.” The image of the German worker shows him bearing the weight of people with disabilities who are characterized as pale or animal faced.

9 Used to transfer negative feelings for one object to another An anti-semitic poster published in Poland in March The caption reads, "Jews are lice; They cause typhus."

10 Presents information that is positive and omits information contrary to it.

11 Emotional- appealing words to invoke powerful emotions such as: honor, glory, love of country, and freedom

12 Attempts to arouse prejudice among the public by labeling the target something that the public dislikes

13 Nazi Propaganda Practices

14 Nazi propaganda idolized Hitler Under the Nazi regime, Germans were expected to pay public allegiance to the Hitler such as giving the Nazi salute and greeting others on the street with “Heil Hitler!”

15 Nazi propaganda frequently stressed the power of a mass movement to propel the country forward, hence the upward angle of the hands. Millions of German young people were won over to Nazism in the classroom and through extracurricular activities.

16 Please use your corresponding worksheets with the next set of slides

17 Answer all questions in complete sentences. Have one member to write the answers and one member to present. 1.What is the Nazi’s point of view based on this cartoon? 2.The most effective posters use symbols that are unusual, simple, and direct. What symbols (if any) are used in the poster and what do they symbolize? 3.Explain why this cartoon is persuasive? 4.What does the Nazi Government hope the audience will do as a result of this cartoon?

18 This cartoon appeared in the 26th edition of an anti- Semitic weekly newspaper in It reads, "The Spider. Many victims are trapped in the web, caught by flattering words. Rip the web of deceit and free German youth."

19 What does the title mean?

20 German Newspaper


22 Daily cost to the state of maintaining one chronically ill person (5.5 marks) could be better spent supporting an entire healthy German family.


24 Create an advertisement using two of the propaganda terms. You may wish advertise a product or promote a cause. Your ad must cover an entire page (construction sheet) Your ad must include color. Due Date: You cannot use PowerPoint!!!

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