Nazi Propaganda

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What subjects were put under pressure in schools?
History and Biology
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Who were children encouraged to disobey?
'Unreliable' teachers
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What did Pro-Nazi teachers slant their lessons towards?
Historic 'crimes' and the inferiority of Jews which sometimes included the deliberate isolation and humiliation of Jewish pupils
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What was denounced in universities?
Jewish Science
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What did pro-Nazi student groups organise?
The heckling of non-German professors
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What were all youth groups coordinated in to?
The Hitler Youth
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What were children taught in Hitler Youth and The League of German Maidens?
Nationalism, anti-Communism, the God-like status of the Fuhrer, anti-Semitism, how to identify Jews and were encouraged to verbally and physically assault Jews and people too friendly to them
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Good grades in school and an apprenticeship or job depended on being part of what?
The Hitler Youth or The League of German Maidens
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What was set up in 1933 under Josef Gobbels
The Reich Chamber of Culturen (RKK)
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What did the Reich Chamber of Culture (RKK) do?
Coordinated cultural life in Germany in areas such as cinema, literature, theatre, the fine arts and music
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Without having official approval through membership of one of the chambers, what could people not do?
Continue working
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Which areas of culture could Gobbels not control?
The cinema - it was too big and only a small number of movies produced were propaganda
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What law ensured the content of newspapers was closely censored ?
1933 Reich Press Law
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Who were briefed daily and held responsible for any content unflattering to the Nazis
Newspaper editiors
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What was the oldest and best known Nazi newspaper?
Volkischer Beobachter
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Why did most people not pay attention to Volkischer Beobachter?
They believed it was one sided and had little credibility
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What was the name of Julius Steicher's newspaper that was extremely violent and obscene and turned off many, even those convinced Nazis
Der Sturmer
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Why did the radios produced in Germany have limited reception?
So people could not tune into foreign stations
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By 1939, what percentage of German homes had a radio?
70%
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State censorship meant that what kinds of music wasn't heard?
Jazz, blues and other kinds of non Aryan music
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How was cultural censorship not entirely successful?
There was a thriving black market for jazz and swing records
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Who were turned off by the Nazification of German culture?
Educated Germans
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Why did many people not notice the process of indoctrination?
Culture provided a distinguished camouflage for the true nature of the nazi regime and they took in the subtle propaganda stereotypes
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What type of propaganda did Hitler prefer?
Direct and obvious
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What type of propaganda did Gobbels prefer?
Films with propaganda conveyed subtly
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When was the racist message most effective?
When it was not explicit
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Why did anti-Semitic propaganda have a significant impact?
It was transmitted in many different forms backed by censorship, terror and the law
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Why did the intensity of propaganda increase in the late 1930s?
The approach of war made it necessary to convince Germans they were under threat from Jewish Bolshevism
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