The Use Of Propaganda For The Nazi Party Essay

1036 Words Mar 8th, 2016 5 Pages
History can 't change in the blink of an eye. It takes years of meticulous planning and carefully worded propaganda to convince an entire country to follow someone. The Nazi Party was certainly well-planned, but what set it apart from similar fascist governments at the time was the control of the media and perfectly timed propaganda. Propaganda dates back to Persia, in 500 BC. Few propagandic campaigns have been as successful as the one run by the Nazis. By targeting a wide range of demographics, such as the Hitler Youth, farmers, women, and men eligible for enlistment, the Nazi’s were able to get their messages of evil across to the entire German population.

As Hitler was in charge of the Nazis, as a whole, Joseph Goebbels was in charge of propaganda for the Nazis. Goebbels was born in Rheydt, Germany, on October 29, 1897. He got his Ph.D in German Philology, and began a career as a writer. After a very unsuccessful career, similar to Hitler, Goebbels decided to join the Nazi’s. Him and Hitler shared similar beliefs in the power of propaganda, and was appointed as the Director of Nazi Propaganda, 2 months after Hitler became Chancellor. By showing the Nazis, in a good light, at the same time as he was showing Jews in a negative one, Joseph Goebbels was able to gain the support of the majority of a Germany that was grossly low on morale. Through burning of “un-German” books, commissioned films, and an assortment of posters, Goebbels was a propagandic genius. At the end of…

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