German Propaganda During WW2
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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.
Hitler and German Children
Poster Created By The Third Reich Chamber
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.