German Propaganda During WW2

Trinity Hart, 5th


Propaganda is used to influence people to believe the same ideas as the propagandist. Nazis needed lots of people to be in their army and to sponsor them financially so they used lots of different types of persuasive material."Propaganda tries to force a doctrine on the whole people... Propaganda works on the general public from the standpoint of an idea and makes them ripe for the victory of this idea." Adolf Hitler writes in his book Mein Kampf , in which he provides in rough detail his political beliefs.
The Nazi Propaganda Machine (1933-1945)
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How Nazis Obtained Supporters

The Nazis thought it would be a good idea to have someone who was in charge of the propaganda department. Adolf Hitler appointed Joseph Goebbels as head of propaganda. Goebbels was also the Minister of Enlightenment. His job was to make sure that no one provided or found any information that would be harmful to the Nazis as a whole. Any offending books, artwork, newspapers, etc. were burned and the creators/authors were severely punished. All books that were published had to be approved by Goebbels before published. Jews were banned from owning or working in places that made newspaper. Newspapers were posted in public places for all to see. Goebbels also controlled film production. The news only communicated what the Nazis wanted people to hear and believe. Goebbels also established the Third Reich Chamber of Culture to deal with all the aspects of German and Nazi culture.

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Hitler and German Children

This picture shows Hitler providing affection towards children.
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Poster Created By The Third Reich Chamber

This picture shows a young girl giving her money to the Nazis to support their cause.

Some Important While Intresting Facts

  • Hitler's "propaganda team" was called Ministry of Public Enlightenment.
  • All authors of any type of book or news had to first register with a lower branch of the Ministry before any kind of publishment.
  • Nazis propaganda was normally filled with all kinds of unjust lies and not just remolding the truth.
  • Joseph Goebbels committed suicide shortly after Hitler.
  • Text books in Germany were reproduced to emphasize the Nazis message.
  • Han Fritzsche (head of the Nazi radi chamber) was tried and found guilty by the Nuremberg war crimes tribunal.
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I personally have learned that without propaganda the Nazi nation would have never reached the magnitude that it did. Hitler himself believed that propaganda was a vital part of the Nazi "empire".