Joseph Goebbeis: Nazi Propaganda

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It is 1929 in Berlin, Germany. A few years previous, the German empire lost the world’s first great war. Now they are suffering from the repercussions, and the country is in utter despair. Inflation has skyrocketed and hopelessness has filled the hearts of the people. In the midst of this trial arose an iconic leader. His name was Adolf Hitler. Hitler rose up through the Nazi party and became a leader that the people could look to. He promised people that he would fix all of their problems, which he believed were being caused primarily by the Jews. Many of the German people supported Hitler because they wanted to be brought out of this dark stage in which they seemed to be trapped. They hailed Hitler as the long awaited liberator sent …show more content…
The crowd in the first picture is gathered together in support of their leader Adolf Hitler; his popularity among the people is portrayed. Hitler told the citizens that he, with the help of the Nazi regime, would bring Germany back to its pre-World War I prominence. The Nazi regime used propaganda to gain popularity among the people. They told the people what they wanted to hear, even when it was not all true. Joseph Goebbeis, the Nazi leader over propaganda, built Hitler’s image to be the ultimate leader in the eyes of the people. Goebbeis’s motto while creating propaganda was, “If you tell a lie, tell a big one. If you tell it often enough, people will eventually believe it” ("The Nazis develop propaganda"), and that is exactly what he did. Goebbeis fed the German people with the idea that Hitler could make all their problems disappear. The economic struggles of the people made a gateway for Hitler to rise to power. This picture is a excellent example of many German people looking to Hitler as an admirable leader and liberator because of the promises he …show more content…
#SAY SOMETHING ABOUT BACKGROUND# One subtle difference in the first picture is a gate being closed, opposed to a gate or set of doors being opened in the other. This depicts a significant meaning. The closed door in the first photograph displays a sense of secrecy and unwelcomeness. The German people were not granted knowledge of the Nazi’s purpose because of the deceitful planning in process. The Nazi’s only released information that would bring the citizens to prominence. The opened doors in the second photograph display an invitation of hope and freedom open to all. Additionally, the focal points in both of the photographs are the automobiles moving through the middle of town. It is important to note that in the first photograph the automobile, in which Hitler is riding, is enclosed. He is seperated from the people portraying himself as an egotistical and self-righteous person. However, in the second photograph the soldiers are riding on an open war tank among the people. This shows how they selflessly want the best for the survivors and are genuine in their endeavors to help them. The angle and the frame of the photographs help create very important focal points and background features. If the photographers would not have used the angle from above, they would not have been able to capture this important

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