Essay on Nazi Film Propaganda
Goebbels believed that influencing youth is easier and more important than influencing old people because young people tend to think and query more so it is easy to manipulate young brains. Therefore, Nazi party obliged the youths to visit the cinema weekly as well as special films that screened at Youth Film Hours.(3) Young people tend to watch films more instead of reading books, magazines or newspaper. In Nazi Germany it was same and Goebbels wanted to use this to make youth to keep faith Hitler. To illustrate, in “Hitler Youth Quex”, which was described by Joseph Goebbels as the "first large-scale" transmission of Nazi ideology using the medium of cinema(6), there is a boy who joined Hitler Youth movement despite of his father who was communist, then died for Hitler. It clearly gives message of loyalty.
In Nazi Germany (1933-1945), the period of 1933 to 1939, Germans were suffering from the consequences of World War I and Treaty of Versailles. In 1933, which was the year Hitler elected by German people, The Nazi Party was struggling with the government. As such, to promote Führer as a