Propaganda and censorship

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  • Propaganda and Censorship
    • Methods of censorship
      • Public burning of books by Jewish writers/others who disagreed with Nazi views
      • Radio producers, playwrights, filmmakers and newspapers were told what to say
      • Newspapers opposing the Nazis were closed
      • Only radios that couldn't receive foreign stations were made
    • Methods of proaganda
      • Posters showing Nazi beliefs were displayed everywhere
      • Hitler made radio speeches which were played through loudspeakers in cafes & streets
      • Cinema - showed propaganda films, mainly entertainment films that had subtle Nazi messages
      • Olympic games - held in Berlin in 1936 was the ideal event to promote Nazi ideologies - Aryan superiority. Also opportunity to present Nazi Germany in a good light. Well organised & big audience
      • Nazis encouraged artists and playwrights to produce work highlighting Nazi ideas. - 'Degenerate' art and jazz music - banned
      • Rallies and military parades were held, projecting a power and strength that would either make Germans proud of their country or fill them with terror
    • Joseph Goebbels
      • Joseph Goebbels played a central role as Nazi Minister of Enlightenment and Propaganda.
      • Master at spreading Nazi ideas in a subtle as well as unsubtle way.
      • Controlled newspapers, the radio, book publishing, film and the arts
    • The Reich Chamber of Culture
      • Joseph Goebbels
        • Joseph Goebbels played a central role as Nazi Minister of Enlightenment and Propaganda.
        • Master at spreading Nazi ideas in a subtle as well as unsubtle way.
        • Controlled newspapers, the radio, book publishing, film and the arts
      • Set up in 1933 and overseen by Goebbels
      • Monitored all aspects of culture and made sure they were consistent with Nazi ideas

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