Essay about Propaganda During World War II

1096 Words Dec 4th, 2015 null Page
Throughout history, countries have always used propaganda to convince others to join their side, especially in times of war. These propaganda are used to persuade citizens to help in the war effort and dehumanize the enemy to avoid backlash in a war. Propaganda was used heavily during World War II, as many countries involved were in a total war where they needed as much support as possible. Due to the war, Germans created propaganda to make villains of the allies and convince others to join the Reich. However Germany was not the only ones to create propaganda, as all countries involved, including America, also produced them. One piece of propaganda produced in America was a short film produced by Walt Disney and directed by Clyde Geronimi called Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi released in 1943. This short film goes through the life of German child named Hans, who is born and raised in Germany to become a Nazi Soldier. Throughout the film, there are many instances where we see the perceived lifestyle and effects of Nazi Germany. These instances in the film can be compared to various ideas, situations, and morals seen in the novel All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This novel focuses on the lives of two children, Marie-Laure and Werner, growing up and trying to survive during the events of World War II. Marie-Laure is a blind French girl curious about the world while Werner is a German boy entranced by technology who becomes an initiate in Hitler Youth…

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