Nazi Propaganda Essay

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To help understand how the Nazi regime went through each of the ten steps, a timeline of events should be established. In the year 1923, Germany was “gripped by severe inflation” due to the aftereffects of World War I and the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. This made it so Germany was subjected to enormous fines to pay for war damages and reparations. As a result of this drastic inflation, Adolf Hitler had organized and carried out his “Beer Hall Putsch and failed march on Berlin” in protest of the continued Treaty restrictions and reparations for war damages. A year later, in 1924, Hitler was sentenced to five years in prison for his involvement, but was released on probation in December of that same year. Only seven months later in…show more content…
During the 20th Century, the Nazi Party incorporated many forms of anti-Semitic propaganda. Some of the most effective forms they used included newspapers, posters, films, and radio. Each of these forms of media was used as a projection of mass media that played a significant role in the genocide of the Jewish people. As mentioned previously, according to Gregory H. Stanton of the Genocide Watch organization, there are 10 stages of genocide. Each of these ten stages, in regards to the genocide of the Jewish people during WWII, have clear examples of propaganda that aide each stage in be achieved. The Nazi regime progressed through each of these ten steps using Propaganda to fuel their means. Hitler used propaganda to promote anti-Semitism in order to create an atmosphere where labeling, segregation, and eventually extermination of the Jewish people would be tolerated. During the 20th Century, the Nazi Party incorporated many forms of anti-Semitic propaganda. Some of the most effective forms they used included newspapers, posters, films, and radio. Each of these forms of media that were used in each of the 10 stages of genocide that led to the extermination of the Jewish
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