Hitler youth and Propaganda

What was the purpose of Nazi Propaganda and Censorship?

What is Hitler youth and propaganda?

From the 1920's on wards, the Nazi Party targeted the younger generation in Germany (other wise known as what became known as Hitler youth), via propaganda, newspapers, school teachers, media. Millions of young people in Germany, were won over to Nazism in the classroom and through hobbies or things that they liked to do outside of school, such as, listening to the radio or music. In January 1933, the Hitler Youth had only 50,000 members, but this figure had increased to more than 2 million, by the end of the year. By 1936 membership in the Hitler Youth increased to 5.4 million before it became mandatory in 1939.

The School Curriculum was altered by Hitler, so as to teach students at school, at very young age, that Germans were the 'Superior Race' (Master Race), and that other races were inferior, Especially Jews. Because of this, Jewish children were always targeted and bullied, whether that be at school or outside of school. Jewish children were very mistreated during Hitler's years of Dictator ship (under his rule).

Whilst under Hitler's rule, it was made compulsory that Jews wear the 'yellow star of David.'

Some Subjects at School were specifically for people that were pure German only, and other races were made to sit out or to do other things.

What is Censorship and why was it done?

Censorship is the control of the information and ideas circulated within a society (in this case, German society). Hitler used Censorship to block or stop any information that might be passed on to German society or the ''younger generation''. Hitler did this because things like radio, tv, internet and social media, could effect what the younger generation think about Hitler and can then mean that Hitler loses his authority influence over the younger generation.

Photos of what life was like in the time of Hitler

Interesting facts about Hitler


- Nearly all profits from Hitler’s “Mein Kampf”, his image and his artwork go to charity.

- Hitler planned to collect thousands of Jewish artifacts to build the “Museum of An Extinct Race.”


In conclusion, During Hitler's time, He had a lot of authority from the most of younger generation. by manipulation through schools, social media, propaganda and internet.


Website used for this information: http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007820. Accessed on 17/03/2015.

http://b1969d.medialib.glogster.com/media/10ade1f45af12e6955a47446bed874d1be64b4f963c24ad9609f21b10c15e1ba/hjcard.jpg. Accessed on the 17/03/2015.