Racial Propaganda in the Third Essay

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Racial Propaganda during the Third Reich One of the most central ideals in Nazi ideology was that of a continual attack against other races deemed inferior by Adolf, more specifically Jews. Racial minorities were used as scapegoats with which the Nazis blamed for what was wrong with the country on. In the speeches to the masses at Nazi rallies, they would start off by bringing up all the problems that they have been having, the depression, the Versailles Treaty, and any other hardship that they had experienced, and make the Jews the architect behind their ruin. The speakers would focus all their anger on the Jewish people and other minorities. Hate and anger seem to be key points in Nazi ideology. To sustain the kind of anger …show more content…
If the race that gave a people its nature is debased by mixing with foreign and inferior races, the people's culture will perish and can never again be restored to full life." (1) The Nazis advocated a homogenous society where only the Aryan and Nordic races would exist, while driving out all the other "inferior" races to protect the purity of the races, even at the cost of genocide towards the Jews. The Nazis referred back to a so-called German golden age, "before the Jew began to run the world through finance and trickery." (1) The propaganda did not stop at speeches and pamphlets. Children's books also spread the Nazi message of hate. The book The Toadstool, is a collection of very short stories where in all of them, the Jews are described as hook-nosed, with shifty eyes, and having the look of a criminal. Their teachers taught these stereotypes in the schools every day. Everyone, from the leaders, down to the children felt the same way about the Jews. Hitler had achieved through his use of propaganda the homogenous society he had dreamed of, albeit for only 5 or 6 years. As disturbing and sick as his methods were, they were nonetheless extremely effective. Even during the War and after the Final Solution was put into effect, it was still seen as a racial war to the Germans. They contended that Roosevelt and Churchill were just lackeys of the Jewish businessmen. They stated that the Secretary of State, Cordell

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