Anti-Jewish Propaganda

Nazi Germany


  1. Propaganda is a device used to promote or bring attention to a significant political view point.
  2. Many Germans blamed Jewish immigrants for high unemployment rates and slow economic growth in Germany.
  3. In Germany, Anti-Jewish propaganda was used in political cartoons and in public posters to make fun of Jewish people.
  4. All of these factors resulted in Jewish people being in the cross-hairs, they became Germany's scapegoat.

Nazi Germany--Antisemitism

In Nazi Germany, the ethnic group of Jewish descent was deeply discriminated. Most of the nation was prejudice and racist against Jewish people. This may have been a result of this race amounting to a large quantity of German immigrants. Jewish immigrants were known to work harder, for cheaper. This made German-born citizens feel like Jewish people were taking their jobs.

Hitler, the dictator of Germany at the time, was a supporter of Jewish discrimination

This Propaganda was wrong and tried to make Jews feel less than human.

Hitler's Intentions

"The art of propaganda consists precisely in being able to awaken the imagination of the public through an appeal to their feelings, in finding the appropriate psychological form that will arrest the attention and appeal to the hearts of the national masses" (excerpt from Hitler's book Mein Kampf). Here we see that Hitler knew how to use propaganda for his own political use. He wanted people to hate the Jewish people because he was prejudice. He needed to find common ground with the German people that he viewed as "decent". This whole propaganda device was used to shun the Jewish people and make them the "bad guys". He made people believe that what he was doing was right when it was very wrong.