Nazi Propaganda in Germany 1933

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Nazi Propaganda in Germany 1933 ­ 1939
Party Display
Nuremberg Rallies (Goebbels and Speer)
Mass suggestion
Very emotional and atmospheric
Festivals
'Burning of Books' (May 1933)
Importance
Coercion (forcing another party to behave in an involuntary manner) and
consensus
Used to achieve power in 1933
Targets - Jews, Socialists, Communists, etc
Used to mould the minds and lives of the people
Reinforced existing attitudes
Used to make the people aware of Nazi achievements
Party Agencies
Strength Through Joy
German Labour Front
Youth Movements
Reich Church
Professional Associations
Reich Ministry for Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda
Reich Chamber of Culture
Central Propaganda Office of the Nazi Party
Broadcasting
Co-ordinated in 1933
Encouraged radio ownership through the mass production of cheap radios
By 1942 70% of households has a 'Volksempfanger' (German for people's
receiver)
Communal listening to speeches
Culture
Supported Nazi ideology
Activities were co-ordinated through 'chambers', e.g. Reich Culture Chamber,
Reich Press Chamber
Standards set for art, music, literature

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Press
End of independent press
'Volkischer Beobachter' (the newspaper of the National Socialist German
Workers' Party (NSDAP or Nazi Party)
Co-ordination from 1933 to remove Jews and control editorial content
Nazi press empire under Max Amann
Pressures to buy/read
Decline in numbers of papers in circulation…read more

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