1 Nazi Propaganda was used to blame the Jews &
communists for most of Germany's problems. The Nazis
took over the media. They controlled radio broadcasts &
also used films & posters to spread their messages.
2 The Ministry of Public Enlightenment & Propaganda
(founded in 1933) was led by Dr Joseph Goebbels. All
forms of media had to register its work to get it approved.
The Nazis organised huge rallies of party members to
present an image of power & popularity. They also used
the 1936 Berlin Olympics for international publicity.
3 The Nazis censored books,
newspapers & other material. Those
who published anti-Nazi material
risked execution. Censorship was
used toencourage nationalism &
anti-Semitism. (They praised German
composer Wagner but banned
4 The SS (Schutzstaffel) began as a body guard for
Hitler. It expanded massively led by Himmler during
the 30s, of members totally loyal to Hitler & were
feared for their cruelty.
5 After 1933 concentration camps spread across
Germany, holding political prisoners & anybody else
considered a threat to the Nazis. Some were later
turned into death camps.
6 Local wardens were employed to
make sure Germans were loyal to
the Nazis. People were
encouraged to report disloyalty,
which mostly led to an arrest by the
7 Many Nazis were against Christianity,
however they didn't want to risk an
immediate attack on it. After Hitler tried to
create a Reich Church, some church
members split off in protest at this state of
8 Propaganda means spreading particular
ideas & points of view to try & control how