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Propagand a Propaganda is the use of the media to promote one point of view. Propaganda is brainwashing the public, convincing them of an ideological viewpoint.
Propagand a Goebbels Minister of Public Enlightenment Responsible for running the Nazi Propaganda machine Tasked with ensuring views of Nazi party were persuasive.
Propagand a Goebbels Goebbels perfected the "Big Lie" technique: a lie, if audacious enough and repeated enough times, will be believed by the masses. Do you think that this technique is still used today? Why, where, by whom?
Propagand a Note taking: Nazi propaganda and censorship As you look at this Powerpoint, add notes to a mind-map about aspects of Nazi propaganda. Radio; receiver; Hitler’s speeches
Propagand a Nazi Propaganda Posters Radio Film Newspapers Censorship Recurrent themes Goebbel’s influence
Propagand a Nazi Propaganda themes: 1.Anti-Semitism (anti-Jew) 2.Militarism (uniforms; army) 3.Nationalism (pride in Germany) 4.Supremacy of Aryan race 5.Cult of the Fuhrer (Hitler focal point of nation; god-like figure) 6.Traditional German ‘Volks’ culture
Propagand a Posters Posters - cheap & easy to distribute Placed in prominent positions Constant reminder of Nazi ideology
Propagand a Examples of Nazi Posters
Radio Cheap radios were produced: “Volksempfänger” ("People's receiver") Volksempfänger could not pick up foreign broadcasts Between 1932-39, Radio ownership rose from 25% to 70% Radio wardens reported on people’s reactions to specific broadcasts
Propagand a Nazi Cinema Showed Hitler + Nazi ideology in a positive light Films created to entertain, using Nazi approved story lines Film visits quadrupled between 1933 and 1942 Nazis showed newsreels before start of feature films
Propagand a 1934 –Triumph of the Will –film that chronicles Nazi rally, made by Leni Riefenstahl
Propagand a Newspapers 1933: – there were 4,700 daily newspapers, –3% of those controlled by NSDAP 1944: –997 daily newspapers, –82% controlled by NSDAP
Propagand a Censorship 10 May 1933: largest book burning in Berlin Raids on public and private libraries Books burned were Jewish, socialist or pacifist by nature
Propagand a Censorship Censorship prevents people from hearing anyone else’s ideas Do you think censorship exists in today’s world? In 2002, China banned the search engine Google. Can you think why?
Propagand a Censorship Goebbels aimed to ensure nobody could read/see anything that was hostile/damaging to Nazi party He worked with SS & Gestapo to achieve this aim What part did the Gestapo/SS have to play in censorship?
How did Hitler keep control of Germany? Keeping Control of Germany Everyone was scared of being arrested by the Gestapo and being put in a concentration camp. Hitler Youth & the Young Maidens. Propaganda Mass Rallies, Posters and Propaganda films. The Nazis controlled and censored the radio & newspapers. School children were indoctrinated with Nazi ideas at school. The Terror State Secret police (Gestapo) would spy on and arrest enemies of the state. SS were responsible for running the concentration camps. Popularity Creating Jobs Using scapegoats to take blame for problems. Ripping up the Treaty of Versailles.
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