Essay about Propaganda, Propaganda And Propaganda

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“Propaganda works on the general public from the standpoint of an idea and makes them ripe for the victory of this idea, while the organization achieves victory by the persistent, organic, and militant union of those supporters who seem willing and able to carry on the fight for victory.” Adolf Hitler wrote these words in his book Mein Kampf (1926) in which he advocated the use of propaganda to spread the ideals of National Socialism, such as racism and anti-Semitism. After Germany being controlled by the Nazis in 1933, Hitler established a Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda named Joseph Goebbels. The goal of the ministry was making sure that Nazi messages were successfully communicated through art, music, theater, films, books, radio, educational materials, and the press. There were several audiences for Nazi propaganda, the Germans who were reminded of the struggle against foreign enemies and Jewish subversion. Propaganda campaigns created an atmosphere of intolerant violence against Jews; it encouraged the acceptance of measures against them describing these actions as a form of “restoring order”. This propaganda sought to obtain political loyalty and race consciousness among the German population. After the German invasion in the Soviet Union, Nazi propaganda was aimed to German civilians, soldiers and officers, to protect a pure German culture against threats, and to paint an apocalyptic picture of what would happen if Soviets won the war. These forms…

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