- Joseph Goebbels- in charge of propaganda.
- The press.
- Arts-Music & cinema.
- Propaganda: material designed to promote Nazi ideas such as anti-semitism.
- Censorship: restricting distribution of un-Nazi ideas.
1 of 5
- Newspapers were encouraged, but they had to provide views of which the Ministry agreed to or be punished.
- Journalists were given regular briefings, with information the government were willing to publicise.
- Therefore, all newspapers were basically Nazi newspapers.
2 of 5
- Nazis had little respect for academic research.
- A Nazi education minister once said: "A roadsweeper sweeps up 1000 microbes with one stroke; a scientist preens himself on discovering a single microbe."
- Between 1933 and 1938, 3000 professors and lecturers were dismissed.
- Research results were always expected to support Nazi views- for example, they had to say that Jews' brains were smaller than Germans'.
3 of 5
- Hitler was very strict on arts, being an artist himself.
- The Reich Chamber of Culture was set up. Writers, musicians, artists and actors had to be members- those disapproved of were banned.
- Millions of books that were disapproved of were burnt in huge, public bonfires.
- Jazz music was seen as black music and was banned.
- Beethoven and Bach was encouraged, since they were German composers.
- Traditional German folk music was also encouraged.
- A songwriter of songs about German legendary heroes was promoted though he had previously been a lesser-known person.
- Each new film was sent to Goebbels for approval to be viewed in the cinema.
4 of 5
Radio & Sport
- Hitler and the Nazis made frequent broadcasts.
- Cheap radios were sold or placed in public places to promote Nazism.
- In the 1930s, there were more radios per person in Germany than anywhere else in Germany.
- In 1936, a stadium which could hold 110, 000 people-the largest in the worls, was built to reflect German power.
- All events were faultlessly organised to show off German efficiency.
- Germany won 33 gold medals, which was more than any other country, as well as silver and bronze.
- Hitler refused to give Jesse Owens, the winner of the 100m sprint, a medal because he was black.
5 of 5
Similar History resources: