First Draft Propaganda, as defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary, is a set of “ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one 's cause or to damage an opposing cause” that has been used over a hundred years now to further a political agenda that could impact the social dynamic of a given group, specially used during time of war. During World War II it became a useful tool for the Nazis, helping them spread their ideals and getting people to reject anything or anyone that did not fit with their political and moral agenda, as well, as their physical ideals. In this paper, we will discuss how Nazi anti-Semitism propaganda impacted ordinary Germans, becoming a psychological strategy that lead then to a dehumanization of German
Propaganda in techniques terms is the use of information especially of bias or misleading for a long-term political and social interest, mainly utilized by government and mostly used to win a war. The German Nazi rise to power in the 1930s and its usage of propaganda helped them get there, but more importantly, it helped to stay in power by persuading the people of Germany of their interest. Even Hitler in his book “Mein Kampf” stated that propaganda conveyed a message to the bulk of the German people, not to
Among the other countries, Germany was certainly not the only one to use propaganda against the unwanted. Hitler’s hatred for the Jews influenced other countries to see propaganda. Hitler blamed the Jewish people for their loss of World War I, also for prolonging the war to gain wealth, and using the constitutional democracy to weaken the politics of the nation; and through the use of propaganda , he used the Jews as a scapegoat or as a group of people for germany's defeat in World War one. Hitler using propaganda convinced thousands of people that is was ok to kill countless Jews and many others. In the book the rize of the Nazis, it is stated “Goldhagen suggests that the nazi were expert propagandist, using their talents to convince ordinary germans that jews were the enemies of national socialism”the nazis were among the most sophisticated and innovative users of propaganda in history¨ The definition of propaganda is “ ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one’s cause or to damage an opposing cause¨ according to the website www.merriam-webster.com Propaganda use can be exploited through art,
A leading 19th century psychologist named William James stated this about propaganda: "There's nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it”. Propaganda is information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. This is evident in the televised premature ending of the Montag’s chase and in the symbolism of 451 by the government in Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451. However, in our world propaganda has been used to unite a country through targeted mass persuasion. This is seen in two classic U.S propaganda posters that encourage U.S citizens to join the army: “I want you”(index 1) and “Remember Dec. 7th” (index 2).
However, some themes do arise when one attempts to at least look into an answer to these daunting questions. The long history Europe had with anti-Semitism created a belief that European Jewry was harmful and did not deserve to live in Europe, or at all for that matter. Led by many ruthless anti-Semites the Third Reich along with their European collaborators took on a task of genocide in an effort to eliminate the Jewish people. To achieve this goal the Germans would develop large infrastructure, the weapon of their murder to carry out the daunting task of genocide. Although some central planning undoubtedly existed, there was also widespread participation.
According to Hitler in the World History : The Modern Era it stated that Hitler was born in 1889 in Germany. (pg 552) Hitler was the main reason that a lot of Jews die. According to Stalin in the World History : The Modern Era it stated that Stalin used Karl Marx because he was for communism. (pg 542) According to Stalin in the World History : The Modern Era he use a Five Year Plans that aimed at building heavy industry,improving transportation,and increasing farm output. (pg 542) Hitler was a dictator of Germany.
As the Nazis came to power in the late 1930’s, Hitler wanted to engage all of the generations, as well as future generations, in his plan to create a racially pure and dominant society. Hitler’s goal not only applied to Central Europe but also to the domination of the entire world. One of the first groups to form, the Hitler Youth, came to light in 1922. Later sub groups formed and from 1933-1945 those were the leading organizations to shape the youth of Germany into Hitler’s molds of “perfect” Aryan children. As the Nazi Party gained strength and power, Hitler garnered his support in the youth by creating outside-school youth groups and later requiring the participation in youth organizations, in an effort to recruit more followers to ultimately
Propaganda in World War II Propaganda was a massive tool that was used throughout the entirety of World War II. The Nazi’s used it to put themselves in power and convince Germany that the Jews were the source of all evil. The Allied Forces used it to keep their countries unified and rallied in order to defeat the Germans and grow their own countries. There was no country involved in World War II that did not use propaganda in some form. Hitler made wide sweeps of propaganda to keep himself in perfect light and his enemies oppressed.
Hitler was determined to bring this unruly organization under control. (History 323/The Holocaust) Founded in 1925, the “Schutzstaffel,” German for “Protective Echelon,” initially served as Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler’s (1889-1945) personal bodyguards, and later became one of the most powerful and feared organizations in all of Nazi Germany. Heinrich Himmler (1900-45), a fervent anti-Semite like Hitler, became head of the Schutzstaffel or SS, in 1929 and expanded the group’s role and size. (History/The SS) The Gestapo (Geheime Staatspolizei) was Nazi Germany’s feared secret police force. The Gestapo’s main purpose was to punish and look for those considered a threat to Nazi Germany.