Slide #4 German Students Fight for Hitler and Nation
Blonde hair, athletic, fit, strong, good looking This young man is blonde haired and well- dressed. This is a typical Nazi view of young men The Nazi flag is prominently displayed. A sense of power is conveyed. The word “VOLK” (folk) (people) is used. The word, “Kampft”- struggle or fight. All students were forced to join the Hitler Youth – Boy Scouts declared a Jewish plot.
after 1936 This poster makes a direct Christ comparison. Just as a dove descended on Christ when he was baptized by John the Baptist, so what looks to be an eagle hovers against the light of heaven over an idealized Hitler. The text: "Long live Germany!." A strong, numerous, and united Germany – power granted from God. Oak leaf border = symbol of strength and longevity in Nazi iconography Sun = halo
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it people will eventually come to believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels Nazi Propaganda Minister
Two propaganda versions of Adolf Hitler show the German dictator from opposite viewpoints. A pro-Hitler poster, left, portrays him as a heroic warrior crowned with a halo of light. An anti-Hitler cartoon, right, pictures him as a ridiculous, loudmouthed tyrant. (U.S. Army Center of Military History; National Archives, Collection U.S. Office of War Information)