Nazi Propaganda

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1 Modes
1.1 Burning Books: May 1933- Goebbels organised the first infamous book burning episodes.
1.1.1 Books that did not match the Nazi idea was burnt. They proceeded to ransack libraries to remove the, ''offending,'' books.
1.1.2 ''Where one burn burns books, one eventually burns people.'' Bertolt Brecht, Jewish Play Writer.
1.2 Film And Cinema
1.2.1 Films played an important role in disseminating racial anti-semitism, portraying Jews as, ''subhuman'' creatures infiltrating the Aryan society.
1.2.2 Films such as, ''The Triumph of the Will,'' by Leni Riefenstahl, glorified Hitler and the National Socialist movement.
1.2.3 ''Festival of the Nations,'' and ''Festival of Beauty,'' both depicting the 1936 Berlin Olympics, fostered a sense of national pride and success
1.2.4 of the Nazi regime.
1.2.5 The Nazis controlled film production. Film released concentrated on certain issues. Jews The greatness of Hitler The way of life for a true Nazi especially children. World War Two approached, how badly Germans who lived in countiies in Eastern Europe were treated.
1.3 Audiences for Propaganda
1.3.1 Nazi propaganda before the start of World War II several distinct audiences.
1.3.2 German Audiences were continually reminded of the struggle of the Nazi Party and Germany by foreign enemies and internal enemies (Jews)
1.3.3 Ethnic Germans in countries such as Czechoslovakia, Poland and Soviet union and the Baltic States were told of their blood ties to Germany were
1.3.4 stronger than their allegiance to new countries.
1.3.5 Potential enemies such as France and Britain, were told that Germany had no quarrel with the people but their country was the starters of the war.
1.3.6 All audiences were reminded of the greatness of German cultural, scientific, and military achievements.
2 Why?
2.1 The Art of Persuasion. To persuade others that your military might is too great to be challenged.
2.2 Your political might within a nation is too great or popular to challenge.
2.3 Hitler: ''Propaganda attempts to force to doctrine on the whole people. Propaganda works on the general public from the standpoint of an idea and make
2.4 them ripe for the victory of this idea.''
2.5 Propaganda for the masses had to be simple, and appeal to the emotions.
3 Leaders
3.1 Dr. Josef Goebbels, Minister of Enlightenment and Propaganda.
3.1.1 Goebbels' Tasks 1. To ensure nobody in Germany could read or see anything that was hostile or damaging to the Nazi Party. 2. To ensure the views of the Nazis were to be put across in the most persuasive manner possible. 3. Use the SS, the Gestapo and Albert Speer. (Secret Policing Operations.) 4. The SS and Gestapo hunted out those who might produce articles defamatory to the Nazis and Hitler. 5. Speer helped Goebbels with public displays of propganda.
4 The Nuremburg Rallies
4.1 Why Nuremburg?
4.1.1 Hitler wanted a link the Nazis with the glories of Germany's past.
4.1.2 Nuremberg was an important medieval city.
4.1.3 The first official rally was held there in 1927 and was attended by 30,000 SS, SA, HJ.
4.1.4 Hitler's speeches condeming Weimar and the Nazi party planned for government.
4.1.5 Between 1933-38 the rallies became much more elaborate (reflection of Nazi power rising and rising.)
4.2 Rallies:
4.2.1 1933, ''Rally of Victory.'' First monster rally. 500,000 people placed in Zeppelin Field.
4.2.2 1934, ''Rally of Unity and Strength.'' Best remembered, promotion of the Fuhrer cult. Hitler promoted as a demi-god. Very religous and ritual undertakings. ''Triumph of Will,'' by Leni Riefenstahl. 1. Hitler arrives by plane through clouded skies, descending god-like to meet the crowd with Wagner's heroic music. 2. The motorcade Hitler is driven to his hotel to greeted by cheering crowds. 3. Scenes of the tent city of workers and soldiers. Happy people with music and male camaraderie. 4. Film dominated with mass rows of Nazis in awe of their leader. Endless swastikas, close ups of Hitler and torch lit processions. 5. Goebbels speaks about the importance of propaganda. 6. Loyal Ceremony of Workers. Scenes of workers use their shovels as rifles and form a working army. 7. Hitler reviews the troops, films showing spectacular scenes of growth of German military might. Hitler's evening speech rally, showing his ability to rouse the crowd with his oratory. His speech is punctuated with applause.
4.2.3 1936 & 1937, ''Rallies of Honour and Labour.'' Honour: Celbration of German occupation of the Rhineland, restoring German, ''honour.'' Labour: Albert Speer's Cathedral of Light. Brother of emperor of Japan attends, boosting relations.
4.2.4 1935 ''Rally of Freedom.'' Celebrates reintroduced compulsory military service. ''Liberation,'' from Treaty of Versailles. Nuremburg laws passed. Enter text here 1. Anti-Semitic laws already started before the Rally. 2. Nuremburg laws clearly define who was a, ''Jew.'' 3. Jews could not marry German citizens. 4. Jews were forbidden to have sexual relations outside marriage with non- Jews. 5. Jews could not employ female German citizens under the age of 45. 6. Jews forbidden to display the German flag. 7. Paved the wave for widespread discrimination against the Jewish people and led to the Holocaust.
4.2.5 1938 & 1939, ''Rallies of Greater Germany and Peace.'' Greater Germany: Celebration of the annexation of Austria. Peace: Date set for 2nd of September 1939, however was canclled due to Germany invading Poland day before.

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