Propaganda In Nazi Germany

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Nazi Germany used propaganda to portray itself as the greatest nation out there. They used movies, documentaries, books, and posters to illustrate how Germany should look and what the citizens of Germany should be like, both mentally and physically. They controlled the scenes that the movies and documentaries were shot in as well as depicting a strong, hardworking man in a majority of their propaganda posters. They also sent out messages of what a “real” German family would look like. Some of the propaganda was also used to dehumanize all enemies of Germany. They also used propaganda to strike fear into everyone, ensuring that all citizens would respect and follow the new laws and regulations put into effect. All of these various messages …show more content…
Other posters were used to target inferior races, dehumanize certain groups, and strike fear into the citizens. This was effective because people feared that they would not be the perfect German for their great leader, Hitler. Men were supposed to be physically fit with blue eyes and blonde hair and women had to bear perfect children with no physical or mental disabilities. The poster “We Workers Have Awakened. We’re Voting National Socialist,” displays the inferiority of any political opponents and enemies of the Nazi Party (page 44). The German worker is much bigger and more handsome than the Jewish person and the Marxist. The swastika in the background is also extremely large and behind a group of factories, revealing that the working class will be supported by the Nazi …show more content…
The poster “Out with the Jewish Haggling Mind” demonstrates the goals of the Nazi party when it came to ousting Jewish businesses (page 68). The image shows a man kicking a Jewish man to the street. The Jewish man is seen wearing all black, has a long bear, big nose, and is elderly. Jewish people became easily recognizable in German propaganda because of the common features that they had in the posters. These features have been traits that have been stereotypical of Jewish people since the Middle Ages as

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