Hitler created an enemy out of the Jews by unjustly blaming them for Germany's economic crisis. Hitler said that all Germany’s problems had been caused by the Jews. Many people believed him. He was able to "convince the masses" of his condescending perspective of the Jews by controversial artwork, disdainful spoken words, and even instilling his ideas into young children by the games they played. Although Hitler had a great dislike for Jews, he did not invent hatred of Jews. Hitler built on and used anti-Semitic ideas like stereotypes of Jews as swindlers, sex fiends, and communists that already existed.
Hitler used propaganda and artwork to convince and make the public understand his ideas. He conveyed many stereotypes and his views on other races through artwork in order to inform the public. The artwork conveys other races as the enemy and tries to point out all of their stereotypical imperfections. Hitler wanted the Nazis to be conveyed as the good guys who were doing the right thing by getting rid of unwanted, unfit people in the world.
I think that the message of the nazi propaganda is for the world to believe that the nazis were the heroes and the Jews were the enemies even though they were killing the Jews off. Basically trying to make everything sound better and less cruel than it really was.
I agree with your statement because Hilter was an evil man and he only cared about his image and what he wanted in the world. I do not think that the Nazis realize the harm that they casted on the Jews. The Nazi propaganda was a big lie that people believed. It caused society to act out and become violent. Hilter “good ideas" gave hope to people and they never even realized what they were actually doing.
The propagnda was basically created to seperate every race and every religion that wasn't German it gave an opportunity to make it ok to stereotype
Hitler was very clever with his destruction not only did he discriminate segregate and kill he used something that he knew would take it over the edge . By adding insult to injury he laughed and brought attention to stereotypes . He embarrassed and humiliated many races
Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda to Hitler, spoke about the best way to do propaganda. Gobbles talk about how, as long as the message is conveyed well, it doesn't matter how stereotypical or rude it is. Every Jew in the propoganda posters have big noses and are showing some sort of greed. But although, these messages are terribly antisymetic, the point got across to the population of Germany.
Yes! so basically i think that propaganda is way to always compare two things while making the opposing side look bad instead of making your side look better. So for example now theres a lot of competition between the mobile network companies, such as verizon at&t t-mobile ect. so in commercials they try to compare their network with the other but by making the other networks look weak.
I thought that this quote was interesting as well. Looking at all of the images, it was clear to see this quote in effect - there were multiple crude representations of the Jews and other races, but they were still used because they got the Nazi's point across. It was also interesting to see the different artistic styles different propagandists used to spread their ideas. Even though Goebbels said that it doesn't matter how intelligent a piece of propaganda was, it was evident that the more comical representations were used to paint the Jews and other races in a negative light, while the more realistic, "intelligent" art was used to stir up feelings within the Germans themselves.
The Nazis used propaganda in order to subtly manipulate their audience into believing a certain way. Their manipulation was not apparent, as that would give away their true, horrid intentions. Even something so small as changing the wording of a phrase or subject can affect how people view something.For example, Hitler's Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda would completely write the script for the public radio, changing certain words/phrases in order to persuade its audience. Words such as "worker" were changed to "soldiers of labor" and "work" were changed to “service to Fuehrer and folk.”
The Nazis used film because, the use moving visuals enables them to more directly persuade the viewer into believing there views of the jews.
I agree with you Jessica, manipulation was the key, but I think there's more to it than that. Coupled with subtly manipulating the German people, I think it was also a matter of distraction. Like a smoke screen, they enticed the people with things so exciting that they became blinded by the truth. The goal was to lead to success; ergo, there were no rules. And since there were no rules, the Germans used labeling and their country to create a common enemy. The one thing the Germans wanted more than anything was to restore their country to its former glory. So hitler used that to his advantage. The nazis glorified themselves as the protectors of new Germany and the Jews as the invasive species that needed to be irradicated because they posed a threat to the country. Thus dehumanizing them and creating a mass enemy that everyone wanted to fight in order to protect the restoration of their once magnificent country left crippled by the first world war and the treaty of Versailles following thereafter.
You were saying that the Germans wanted nothing more than to restore their country's glory and Hitler used that to his advantage. We were actually talking about something like this in English class. All propaganda is, is basically trying to convince a group of people of something, and uses different rhetorics (pathos, logos, ethos) to accomplish this. Mrs. Williams was telling a story about writing a letter to the president of a Christian university keeping in mind the man's religion. She used that to her advantage (ignore the negative connotations please) and earned a scholarship by catering specifically to this cause. Hitler did essentially the same thing, but on a much larger scale and for a much more negative impact upon the Jewish community and the German generations following.
Adding to Jessica's,It's strange because when using the military orientated words it unconsciously reminds the person (depending on the word) who or what they are taking action for, like who/what they belong to. Changing the vocabulary can give more meaning behind it even though it can still mean the same thing. But obviously the change of vocab changes the tone of that meaning (like how the new vocab used has a forceful tone to it). Ultimately changing the perspective of the person to what the propaganda is trying to convince them into believing using those words in everyday life. That, plus the glory regained to the country from being "justified" by the given propaganda just helps make those words ("labor mobilzation, soldier of labor") more effective to change the masses opinions.
The Nazi poster from 1937 tries to convey the idea that the "unfit" we're keeping society from succeeding. They believe they don't belong in this world due to their differences. From 1939-1941 about 250,000 were killed because of hatred that was formed out of greed, so they tried to represent this greed in a way that people will feel sorry for them and see that the weak should work as equally as the physically ideal.
The Nazi poster from 1937 tries to convey the idea that the "unfit" were keeping society from succeeding. They believe they don't belong in this world due to their differences. From 1939-1941 about 250,000 were killed because of hatred that was formed out of greed, so they tried to represent this greed in a way that people will feel sorry for them and see that the weak should work as equally as the physically ideal.
I find the want for equal wok kind of ironic. The nazi party wanted the the physically weak to work the same jobs as everyone else when they couldn't do what those who were physically fit. This justified the murder of all those people because they couldn't hold their own weight. And that's why no one did anything about it.
Uyen Phuong Dong
Hitler believes that the Jews are nothing of there own and they are made up of their possessions from outer sources. Hitler banned what was called Degenerate Art, with the idea that it was un-German or Jewish. Hitler strongly believes that art would set his ideals and supposedly stereotypes. For example, in the image “The Eternal Jew", the Jew is portrayed as greedy with the excessive wealth in his hand. The Nazi developed enemies by placing others down, and sustaining their position.
He didn't just ban the "degenerate" art, he put the artist in jail. And because of the artist who were seeing the world unlike him he made a special corps of artist who would draw the world as he saw it. With the corps of artist he organized an exhibition of their art that was about the stereotypical jew and was used to teach hostility towards Jews.
The one difference between hitler's racism and everyone's before him was that hitters was very specific. It wasn't about anyone different, it was solely based in Germany and only targeted a specific group. That's what made it so dangerous because it reasonably justifiable if you didn't know the whole story. Also the reason why no other country did anything to stop it.
Also, no one else really took racism to these extremes or started there own Holocaust so to speak. None of the other countries really did anything was because they didn't want the Jews, and the others who were targeted by this movement, in there countries. Hence why Roosevelt only withdrew from the Nazi affiliation and didn't offer to help those who were in the camps.
I agree, and expanding on that, I would say that it was the way in which he was racist. He spread racism by fear and control. It was dangerous not to be racist. He created a clearly defined "in group" and set everyone outside of that group on the edge of a cliff. He was so insecure about himself, he excluded all those that were like him, and surrounded himself by those that were "ideal". Because he did this, no one could question him. By his own standards of perfection, he should have be sent to a concentration camp because he was half Jewish. Also, the was he constantly repeated to the public that Jewish people were a problem. By doing this, it became true. Just like in "The Bear that Wasn't", if your're told something enough, it becomes who you are. Hitler was very aware of the public and how he could use pear pressure to manipulate an entire country.
Hitler is using images to show stereotypical views about Jews. The poster from 1937 , and the antisemitic cartoon from 1934 are both dark , black and white like photos that show Jews with big noses,frowns and even makes them look greedy. Looking at these posters, including the one above, you can automatically think of Jews in a very negative way. Images can be very deceiving and I can see why hitler would create such images
Yes, Hitler did create terrible photos of the Jews. He made pictures of Jewish people doing all the work and Jewish people with big noses . but Nazis were so to say brain washed (not literally) that they were going a good thing for the human race they eventually started to believe it and thought they were doing it for the greater good of the world. Also once Hitler had started posting the pictures around, people started categorizing others by the way they looked. If you had a big nose, you came off as Jewish and people would most likely stay away from you. Honestly what Hitler did was wrong, very wrong, but smart. It was smart because just by posting stereotypical pictures of Jews around people started basically turning on each other.
I agree, Hitler's antisemitic message is portrayed through the propaganda posters. The characteristics like color and facial features enforced negative stereotypes of the Jewish population. Moving from that, the propaganda cause the Jews to be detached from the rest of the population. Dehumanizing and antagonizing the Jews through repeated stereotypes caused people to be unsympathetic towards the Jewish population, possibly viewing them as under the rest of the population. The propaganda's repetition did enforce antisemitism in the public.
A lot of these propaganda posters and toys are so obviously against Jews and anyone other than Germans and that message is clear. I think the cruelest propaganda is through film, because just a slight adjustment in lighting, music, image, wording can make something seem the total opposite. In Triumph of the Will, documentary of the 8th Party Rally in Nuremberg, emotions are so easily manipulated. Germans were made to seem like the victims, attaining sympathy & help from unbiased people's & countries.
The Nazi party used propaganda in order to change the publics view of Jews and other minorities. The Nazi party would specifically target children, due to their gullible nature. The third Reich formed an organization called Hitler's Youth. The goal of Hitler's Youth was to begin the hatred of Jews at an early age in children. Sports was the main attraction to this "state service". This organization, and other propaganda produced by the German government helped create the Nazis of tomorrow.
In addition to the Nazi party targeting German youth, they also targeted young German children. A toy limousine which replicated Hitler`s limousine was sold. The toy also came with replicas of working headlights, two Nazi men, a Nazi driver, and a figure of the Fuhrer with moveable arms. Selling this toy served a duel purpose: It allowed it allowed children to be entertained, and it allowed children to become aware of who the Nazi`s were. This could have prompted children to become curious and even want to be a Nazi in the future.
In order for Hitler and the Nazis efforts to control the masses work they basically labeled what "they" considered good good and evil evil and showed the whole world the video representation to get them to believe that Jews were evil cruel and corrupted people and then commenced with the Holocaust and the execution of thousands of Jews.
Christian J. Flores
With Hitler's idea on Propaganda, he wanted to force his ideas of the Jews being the blame of the Germans losing the WWI so he caused "Obedient Artists" to show his views of the Jews being the harbinger of destruction and that they're a disease to the "Perfect" German Race, and he brought this idea on Children so that the ideas would grow and develop in them and from this, would cause violence and hate towards the Jews, "unfit" and other groups Hitler categorized.
In viewing the different ways Nazi Propoganda manipulated society it is easy to see how not many Aryan people had the courage to speak out against the crimes being committed towards those decided "undesirable" by Hitler. Negative imagery, through both film and art, was being hammered into the minds of the Aryan majority, who could not help but to yield to offensive ideas of Jews and other "undesirables". Children and youths were targeted due to the malleability of their young minds, and thus were easier to "convince" than a competent adult. In conclusion, however, anyone who was not of any considered unwanted heritage or situation was often subjected to some form of government "persuasion", so to speak, during Hitlers dreaded reign.
In the picture, "The Eternal Jew" The main colors used are black, yellow, and red. Yellow and black used together draw and irritate the eye. They are used commonly in traffic signs. Using colors like this would draw more attention to the sign, and give an un-pleasing image of the jew depicted. Red is also a color used to display violence and many other negative connotations. This connects connotations of red (lnherent "badness") to the jew.
I agree. Hitler wanted to make the jews look evil, like they were wrong for being born. The artists also made the people in the art look the same which is racist. Hitler hired these artists to make him look like the good guy and Jews looking like they were bad for society. Also it is very stereotypical to make the noses huge, but Hitler wanted only blonde hair, blue eyes, and pale skin people in the world.
The ways of propaganda are few and far between. It can be described in words, pictures and actions. It has to be particularly strong in order to be effective. However, no matter how strong the propaganda seems, it takes time in order for the audience to fully accept the message. Some get the message rather quickly and adopt it. Some never do. I think it important to realize that while the majority of the audience might adopt the notion, not every single solitary person will. It all depends on who is being targeted and who is being "flattered".That is why not every person actively participated in the 'cause'. Not all responded to this propaganda.
By creating a piece like this, the artist is creating propaganda. The artist's intention is to create a visual slogan. The artist want the viewer to think of Jews negatively everytime the viewer sees a Jewish person It is like Coca Cola and their want of the consumer to think of their product as pleasant and refreshing with their slogan "Aaah". The artist wants the viewer to think of the Jewish as evil and greedy by creating an image that tells the viewer that those characteristics will always apply to all Jewish people by using the title "The Eternal Jew".
I was, just like many others, horrified by the Nazi propaganda. The picture that really affected me was the poster that reads, "You are Sharing the Load! A Genetically Ill Individual Costs Approximately 50,000 Reichsmarks by the Age of Sixty." As if the very existence of the "undesirables" seriously worsened the lives of the "innocent" arians, and their meaningless lives actually cost civilian's money. This propaganda was imprinted upon many of the Germans, still, they were not born to think that Jews were bad, this propaganda swayed them to think so and caused even young children to think with the mindset of a deranged German dictator.
After reading the nazi propaganda, I inferred that propaganda meant manipulative information that was used to convince a large audience of a politicians point of view. Then, with thinking about this definition, I figured that the nazi propaganda was obviously to persuade the people of Germany to believe that the Jews were the issue. A jew "does not know how to preserve the precious things others have created." -Hitler. With this remark, Adolf Hitler was able to persuade Germany that Jew's were bad enough to be killed. His propaganda was convincing which made it successful. As Joseph Goebbels said, a propaganda doesn't have to be well organized or intelligent, as long as it convinces the mass of the speakers point of view, it is successful. Another example of a propaganda is a tag on to what Miranda says. In the media industry, it is a companies job to convince the larger audience to buy their product. There are many ways of convincing large masses: one is to tell them that another product is bad (or another group of people in Hitlers case), another way is to explain all the benefits of their product and how it will improve their life.
I agree with Gracie. Though the propaganda used was to convince the public, i feel that is not all that effective. Many were persuaded that jews were the issue but i feel that the rest of germny tried to use this propiganda as an excuse for their own conscious. Though the propiganda was successful i feel that it had more than one use.
All these pictures describe Jews in such a negative way that it makes you think of them as bad people and that's excatly what the nazis and Hitler were trying to get across. The nazis really had a lot of hate against them all because of who they were and what religion they are. Board games, toys, and art were created to show others that Jews were just people with no feelings and are horrible people.
I agree! I also think the pictures create how it was back then and how Hitler and his "followers" saw and/or treated the Jews. The Jews in the pictures looked like they were helpless and they couldn't do anything anymore or they would just do what Germans would tell then to do so they wouldn't get in trouble. I personally think this is horrible and I feel so bad for the Jews and how they were mistreated. I also think Hitler threw everything out of proportion on the whole racism and ONLY blonde hair, blue eyes.
I think it all goes back to how the document said proganda is a conduit for "SUCCESS". Through these horrible depictions, the nazi party was able to expand rapidly and have deeper effects. I feel like these cartoons are vectors for dehumanizatiom of the Jew or even outside the holocaust, a certain group Of people. I feel like though it's not throughly getting through to us and we disagree. It can be an precursor of encouragement for people Germans who feel like inferior and now want to be considered in the "running". Like when we talked about identity, to me each its country wanted something to be identified by and Germans wanted to be supperior. Remember there are always two sides to the story to us "it's awful" and to the Jews "it's shameful" WHICH IT IS COMPLETELY! But to the Germans, they are taking a stand for their race and culture and are fighting for their belief. Just like how an American policy was to "Stop Communism and enfore democracy" which sprung us into the Cold War,but of course this is way more brutal. Just me drawing a few connections don't mean to confuse anyone.
In response to the Nazi propaganda poster many other assumptions were made as directed to the promises the Nazis were stating. The poster clearly shows a small group of Jews with green and distinct features on their face. Hitler was trying to influence the populating with slight inclinations of hating Jews to be the "social norm" once the ideas of Hitler were on posters the public was able to adapt to and become influence much easier.
To elaborate on my comment, The Nazis used actors in film to more easily convey their hatred towards the jews, and make it more relatible to the german public.
Propaganda is the use of information to promote certain political points or causes. Since the Nazis not only hit the older generations with films and art but also impacted generations to come with toys. They are portraying the wrong image, using the Jewish people as a scapegoat to try and regain the glory that Germany used to be in. The Nazis are eengraving these pictures that the Jews are the guilty party and Germany the inoccent.
In response to Brooke, i do believe that the nazis were hateful to the Jews but only because of Hitler. Hitler brainwashed many people including the Nazis to make them all believe what he believed. I personally don't think the nazis hated them from their heart, more from their brain, because of being brainwashed by hitler. And, most of the actions that the Nazis did were Hitler's orders, not their choice.
I agree on how awful Hitler treated the jews and even how he treated the people who worked for him. Even though i know some of his workers maybe wanted to. I also found it absurd that stores sold a limo with hitler in it almost influencing his actions.
I was looking at the images, and I found one that I really enjoyed. The 4th image really stood out to me because it highlights the difference between what Jews were like before and after the Nazi takeover. It's shocking to think that Jews, before the takeover were free and lived life like normal human beings. Then, after the takeover, they were so restricted and limited. One of the limitations and changes was the languages. Changes like work to "service to fuehrer and folk." It's a huge contrast between the then and now.
I totally agree! I also wanted to mention that not only the implied stereotypes, and changing their own language were negative, but also the Germans taking their land itself has a huge impact. During that time, land equalled wealth. The Germans not only took their freedom- that you mentioned above- but they took their right of career and free-enterprise.
Nazi propagandists drew upon the successful techniques and strategies used by the Allies, Socialists, Communists, and Italian Fascists to advance their political campaigns, win public support, and to wage war. Once in power, the Nazis eliminated the "marketplace of ideas" through terror and media manipulation and mobilized propaganda as a weapon to unite the German people around a "leader" and to facilitate aggression, mass murder, and genocide.
Propaganda in the form of art, specifically the peice from 1937, was used to send a message that all the Jews were the same: greedy, communist sex offenders. Obviously nobody wants someone like this in their society, so when this image of Jews is stamped in their head, the Jews are no longer individuals; they are all seen as the same. They are dehumanized by this stereotype.
In today's society, music has the power to change minds. In a similar matter, propaganda was a very powerful tool in delivering ones' messages or beliefs back then. I feel that the use of propaganda by Hitler was the turning point in the way people prevcieved the Jews. Many began having a negative pov and the upstanders were now even more greatly out numbered than ever before.
The picture where it shows that the Jewish person is stealing property makes it look like they are the superior race. Since the Nazis don't believe that and as their current situation does not reflect well on the German people, they must do something or blame someone for as how they got to the problems they were in. The bottom picture wants to show other Germans that they are the superiors of the Jews and have power over them.
While looking at the examples of propaganda I was absolutely horrified. They essentially turn lies into truth by repeating it over and over again. They portray jews and non- aryan's as greedy and worthless; saying that they drag the "perfect" German race down. They attack Jews emotionally making them believe that they are less and that they possibly deserve what is being given to them. (I was referring to the antisemitic cartoon, the eternal Jew, and the "sharing the load" poster.)
Hitler was entirely correct when he believed that taking away pieces such as writing, speech, art, and creativity reflecting free opinions would create a social impact, whether it be negative or positive. He, of course, aimed for a positive response pointing in his direction, achieved by his use of Nazi propaganda. Art leads to opinions, opinions lead to emotion, and emotion can lead to rebellion. By filtering out “false” views negating his ideals, eventually the public had no choice but to believe what they heard and saw. Not only were free ideas eliminated, but false ideas were presented, showing Jews and other non “racially sound” people in their most stereotypical form. For example, Hitler mentions how the Jews constantly steal everything and have destroyed civilization. This is only supported by his personal use of art; the art that creates AND destroys emotions and opinions in people. However, he himself even mentions: “The task of propaganda is not to make an objective study of the truth...but to convince the masses.” Ironically, his idea of a pure and bettered society is built upon lies.
An efficient way of using propaganda was the children's wind up toy of a limousine. This message was sent creatively to convince children to think highly of the Führer and his comrades. The elegant and powerful design with working headlights symbolized Nazi power and wealth. Children were interested in this fun technology, and started to make their own decisions about the Nazi's and their relationship with the Jews.
Reading the propaganda sheet it showed me that the nazis had complete power over what was heard over the radio or read in newspaper or magazine. They now looked at the Jews with a negative point of view which made them lesser in the class system. Hitler was forming his own country, he only wanted blond hair blue eyes Aryans, and kill everyone else or put them in concentration camp to tortureda and eventually die. All of thb nagative comments actually made the Jews believe that they deserved this horrible treatment. The Jews had a lot of hate towards them, for who they are, which is never okay .
Propaganda is an incredible tool in controlling a large group of people that has been used for centuries. By repeating a constant message, and implanting that message into everyday lives, that message will stick. The Nazis controlled the media, radio, and newspapers. They controlled what was tought in the schools and raised their children under the belief that Jews were terrible people. Although to us as outsiders, the propaganda was clear. But in Germany, propane a was so slight and common, that it wasn't as clear to the people. They lived each day being controlled and brain washed into believing what they saw in the media and around them was true.
I agree with the ideas that film and the artistic use of manipulation played on the emotions of the audience using many elements as smoke, lighting etc. However, beyond the physical aspects I notice that there is an amount of familiarity and "humorous" exaggerated images that resemble those of cartoons and etc. Hitler used a known and "smart" element in controlling the human mind. Even if the images were horrible they were "acceptable" to those following Hitler.
What Hitler did to the "undesirables" was awful, but even so I believe he was a strong leader. Hitler was smart enough to get inside people's heads and make them believe what he wanted through propaganda. He was able to manipulate people views on the unwanted. He used political cartoons to communicate to the adults and toys to communicate to the children. This was a completely horrific devastation that swept the nation but ,though Hitler is a completely ruthless, crude dictator, he was intellectually strong with his domination.
I completely agree with this statement. Hitler was undeniably intelligent when it came to persuading the German people. Even though someone can ease into persuading someone else, Hitler used persuasion in propaganda as straight forward as possible. There were no words such as "maybe" or "perhaps", he used direct statements that would clearly profess what the German people should think of the Jews. Statements such as "You Are Sharing The Load!" and pictures like in "Then and Now" are directly attacking the Jews in favor of the Germans; they clearly state that Jews are a burden and thieves when without control.
I agree that Hitler was a great leader. He could convince people that killing people and burning their synagoges was something that is good and justified. Hitler's right hand man, Joseph Goebbels said "Nevermind whether propaganda is at a well-bred level; what matters is that it achieves its purpose" ,"...it's task is to acheive success." Goebbels is saying that it doesn't matter the message is along as they get the message and it leads to their success. Which it did during the war Germany was recovering greatly from the previous world war.
Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, controlled whatever word was said on the radio, read in a newspaper or magazine. He gave daily instructions to everyone on what to say and how to say it.
I think the approach Hitler made to get the people join his cause for the cruel treatment of Jews worked. What I did not see in the other comments is how Hitler used various forms of arts to show the people how horrible Africans, Non- Aryan, and other discriminated races besides the Jewish race. In one of the pictures, it shows a black soldier holding a female statue. I think it was important for the people to see because not only did they join Hitler's cause, but the government passed many laws on the subject of marriage, sexual relations, and even abortions to name a few.
I found that the use of propaganda to portray the "other" as not only Jews, but also as the stereotypical African-American. Not only is their propaganda portraying the invasive, greedy "eternal Jew", it depicts another socially degrading image of African-Americans being a sexual threat to women. Hitler is trying to persuade hatred towards two enemies, both of which are classified as harmful to Germany and dirty in nature.
Correction: I found that the use of propaganda to portray the "other" as not only Jews, but also as the stereotypical African-American was very interesting.
Someone once told me, "any opinion can be swayed with a strong enough argument," and I think this is shown especially with Nazi propaganda. Most people at first were probably rather neutral about Hitler, but as the Nazi reign continued the propaganda got more aggressive, many medias (film, imagery, etc) conveyed the idea that the Aryan race is #1 and after a while people will start to believe it, at least on the surface.In addition to that, going back to the last unit about human desire to belong, if the media portrays this opinion and the masses seem to all believe it would an individual risk speaking against it and risk being ostracized or take the easy route and follow along? The media was Hitler's greatest asset, he had control over it and knew how to manipulate it to his advantage by using the situation to his favor, gaining acceptance from the masses.
I totally agree. The media in Germany at this time engraved these specific ideas into the peoples' minds. The question that you bring up is: what if someone disagrees? What if someone sees through the planned propaganda? Although many, many Germans were "brainwashed," the German media has another trick up its sleeve. If one man were to disagree with an aspect or an idea that was put across, the person would be overwhelmed by ALL of his other fellow Germans, who are convinced of Germany's "prestige" and "superiority." The German media not only brainwashed most of the German population, but it became an overwhelming force that could not be overthrown.
Something that I found out when I looked into the power of film in propaganda was how Hitler portrayed the concentration camps. The nazis made videos lying about what it was like in the concentration camps. Thereisenstadt was the camp they used because it used to be a normal town. Also it was used as a "privileged" ghetto for elder German Jews who were veterans from WW1. They lied to the public by placing fake store fronts and cleaning up the area they filmed in. This made the Germans believe they were being treated well when really they were starving, overworked, cruelly treated, and overcrowded. This made Aryan people justify the concentration camps as doing good. They could ignore it, but if they knew there could have been more protest. This is why Hitler used propaganda in film to fool the public because people believed all they saw in the films.
A Propaganda is a form of communication aimed to influnce others towards a certain cause and/or idea. The propaganda is informtaion that is not impartial and is used to influence others. Hitler wrote to persuade that the jews were a destruction to the society and dangerous to the German civilalization. Hitler persuaded in a way that was straight foward and direct and did not beat around the bush.
Hitler used propaganda as a way to dehumanize the Jews and create false ideals. I found that it is mind blowing that hitler had the audacity to persuade the Germans to help him create a race that he himself did not even match.
Hitler's main goal was to convince the German population that the Jews were the issue. He was determined that all of the works created during this time would "reflect ideas of National Socialism." He gathered "obedient artists" that were willing to portray these views he and the Nazis had about the Jews. They conveyed the Jews as communists, swindlers, and greedy people. The posters used dark colors, disturbing pictures, and negative diction to convince the community that the unfit (the Jews) were a burden to society. All of the propaganda used shows the power of art and its ability to "create an enemy."
As I was looking at the last picture, I noticed how the Germans were open to the idea of letting the Jewish race be regular citizens. Only when the Nazis started to discriminate them, the Jews are stripped from everything they have and are forced into having nothing.
The propaganda used by Germans and Hitler was used to portray all Jews as a certain type of person. The images of a Jew stealing a farm and the "unfit" being carried by a man portray the Jews as a greedy people and a burden to society. While the images and films of Jews are negative, the image of Hitler with his family in a limousine shows their wealth and admirable success in the society. This results in more followers to Hitler because they want to be successful, like him and not unfit or thieves, like Jews.
Adolf hitter was consumed with the idea of propaganda which was what he used to persuade people that Jews are disgusting and are not welcomed in the society. Eventually people started to believe these ideas were true. This was the beginning of the holocaust and the downfall of the Jewish race.
The Nazis used propaganda as a means to control what the general audience perceived of Jews by alienating them with not only words, but with art exhibits. In these exhibits, they make the whole Jewish population into one person who is to blame for all of the problems in society. Hitler controlled everything by strictly regulating the radio to topics that help convince the population of what he is propagating.
Hitler said that propaganda must be clear and repetitive until everyone understands his message, and I was relating that to how Goebbels controlled what the people heard and read through excessive censorship, and also issued specific instructions on how people should talk. Max von der Gruen said that soon everyday activities took a sort of military orientation, and normal words soon became robotic and automatic responses. Goebbels and Hitler repeated their slogans and speeches so much that they eventually drilled their messages into the people's mind. Those that conformed soon viewed things like euthanasia of Jews as simply a necessity for the welfare of their families and their country, and no longer felt emotionally connected to those horrid events.
The Nazis used publications to introduce phrases that forced their ideas of racial hierarchy and a perfect Germany on the public. Everything put into circulation by the government was created in a way that would force phrases and words that reinforced their ideals to be used. These phrases slowly seeped into the language of citizens and made the daily life of Germans seem militaristic. The fact that these phrases permeated the language without most citizens noticing anything odd shows how powerful propaganda can be, even without it being forced on the citizens. It was just always there, being heard and seen by citizens every day. It essentially programmed citizens to say certain things that would spread the ideas of the Nazis.
Adolf Hitler and the Nazis used deception as their most valuable tool for propaganda. He used terms to degrade and make the Jews seem like different people than the were. His true motives were hidden behind the words and pictures he used to disguise them. Basically Hitler was sugar-coating everything he said so they could slowly make it seem like it was completely normal.
Hitler had a very specific idea of what Germany should be like to have the perfect society. He wanted only who he thought to be fit to be a part of his "perfect" society. As he got rid of the unfit he convinced people to share his views. He portrayed the Jews as greedy and all powerful and that they were a danger to society. He portrayed African American men as a sexual threat to ideal womanhood. Hitler went to extremes to convince society that his idea of a perfect society will make Germany great. He portrayed the people he found fit for Germany to be admirable and successful through children's toys to get the youth of Germany to share his views.
Hitler tried to reconcile the image of Germany by Blaming the Jewish people for germany's imperfections. His unwavering hatred for those people lead to the production of the media that characterized the jewish Germans as thieves,lazy people, & genetical unfit beings.His ability to persuade worked in his favor. He censored certain things to portray Jews as inferior people
Media takes up a large portion of our lives, and many people acquire their knowledge from it. With this in mind, the Nazi's took advantage of this and conveyed their propaganda to succeed to convince the citizens of nazi Germany that the Jews are the enemy and they the heroes. They believed that in destroying the Jews, they would be safeguarding the " 'true' Germany". The film of the Triumph of the Will is an example of how pathos was used the film to persuade others that Jews were the enemy.
They were trying to control what people saw and believed.
The message that is being expressed is that Hitler used pictures, speeches, etc to show the Non-Jewish people that the discrimination of the Jews was a good thing. The propaganda was directed to the germans that were not with the nazis to try to get them to be on their side.
Hitler's use of Joseph Goebbels to censor the media was, if you put aside all of the negative stuff that happened because of this, very clever. Manipulation is easiest if you cut off the manipulated from any other opinion; if you are told something enough, eventually you are going to believe it. Example: the "unfit" are a burden to the society, nazi's are the guardians of the true Germany.
I think it's ironic that Hitler uses the term obideient artsist- art is usually used to express multiple views of a subject, especially political art however hitler has made art conform to his propaganda. And also by looking at the art and the title of the show "the eternal Jew" it shows how maybe even if the Jews aren't physically there after, their bad characteristics will still be there after unless they purge Europe of these unhealthy characteristics and are advertising it in the art show as another form of persuasion disguised.
i found the artists who worked for hitler interesting. As well as being ironic it was interesting how he used every form of information to manipulate and control his people. He used all kinds of art to pass his message along. He used speechs(writing) film, visual art, and audio(radio) to control them. I think that's why he had such a good hold on people.because he had such a large range of media to reach such a large audience.
You make a good point there, Oliver. Propaganda was very well achieved to persuade and change the view of a German towards Jews. Being able to reach the people as many ways as possible plays a great part in achieving what you're trying to tell the people. For example, a poster may be great and all but without finding ways to Publicize it as far as possible, the message will not be reached out to as many people. Not only did hitler have very convincing posters and images, he alternated his message with different types of art, thus suceeding in convincing the Germans to look at Jews in a negative way
I believe that most of the nazi focus was on the future generation. German children will grow up surrounded by hate ,anti-semitism and the views of the nazi party. When they grow up this will be all they know once they get through this rough patch it will be smooth sailing . This will become the German way of life and if it was not stopped it would be the way of that whole area of the world. Not only are they just being raised with views but in a military influenced environment where even their language is militant. They are attempting to create a spartan type situation.if they get to this point they have pretty much won and it would be extremely hard to be overthrown or the nazi way of life to seize without an additional genocide or possibly a shit load more of propagandaing. I found it interesting that they also made the untied states look bad. I assume it was to create hate against us so when we pleaded that what they were doing was wrong they wouldn't believe us just as they didn't hear the pleads of the Jews. Idk I could be wrong
The message that is being expressed is that images/speech were a way of communicating to the German people that there is nothing wrong with the discrimination of both Jews and African Americans. The Jews and African Americans depicted in images are stereotyped as "greedy and "a sexual danger to womanhood". The impact that the images/words have is that it provides encouragement of propaganda to continue creating a negative point of view toward Jews/African Americans.
Adolf Hitler used antisemetic propaganda as his most powerful driving force in creating his vision of a perfect Getmany. He used it to "paint" the Jewish people as dangerous, greedy, and genetically inferior people. He transformed an otherwise unextraordinary people into a scapegoat for the masses of German people, still venurable from the lasting effects of World War I. He used popular ideas such as Eugenics, which he knew he could exploit to further his cause. He had an idea of a Eutopia that would be inhabited by a perfect race, but had to convince the majority to share his views. He needed to harness control of as many people as possible and did so with "in your face" advertisement, exclusive privileges for Nazi supporters, and the threat of alienation. His propaganda dehumanized the Jewish people and made their exclusion and persecution look appealing. Propaganda worked as a constant, and often light-hearted, reminder of what was expected of the German people. It made their treatment of the Jews seem okay, or even fun. Hitler used propaganda to strike at people's deepest fears and desires, and the result was the imprisionment and killing of millions of innocent Jews.
It seems as though the underlying theme of this propaganda is less oriented toward the idea that "we are above all else", but rather that "all else are below us." Instead of characterizing themselves as superhumans, and everyone else as average or normal, they characterized themselves as the normal humans as they should be, and everyone else as less than that. I believe this was to reinforce themselves as the as the good guys and everyone else as abnormalities, despite the fact that Germans were obviously the minority to the rest of the world.
Adolfo Hilter's propagandas were manipulative and convinced people that Jew's should be viewed negatively and be removed, as a whole, from society. However, Hilter was not only prejudice to Jews but, also to African Americans, gypsies, mentally ill, etc. The images were directed to the German people to finagle them into thinking that these races and people were not suitable and also helped spread his propagandas. The exhibit basically twisted the German people's opinions of Jews, gypsies, African Americans, and others the way Hilter wanted them to be viewed as.
The poster contains the Jewish star surrounded by Jewish people , the Jews face are angered almost to show as if all of the Jewish people are angry. The text reads der ewige Jude meaning the eternal Jew. The poster is portraying that Jews will be around forever unless German people did something about it. They (the Germans ) wanted greatly to portray Jews as people that shouldn't be wanted , so the fact that they would live forever should have angered the germans. In all the poster simply wants to portray Jews as devils as enemy's to the German people
These propaganda posters made by hitler are conning the Germans of how the Jews are the enemy and that the Germans need to view them as "different". The posters wanted to show that the Jews should be seen as a negative outlook to the human society. Hitler even persuaded little kids that the Jews were inferior by the games that they played. Hitlers impact on the German society was enormous. He had so much power that people were afraid to refuse and the Germans did whatever he said just as if they were a wind up toy and he wound them up to go and destroy the Jewish race.
(in response to Erin) Exactly! And the game of propaganda is about quantity and variety, pounding the same slogans into the minds of people young and old, communicating the same message through different avenues from fabricated statistics to paintings. It's also about appealing to a range of emotions and, in doing so, creating a sense of truth and normality in the desired message, which is even stronger when embraced by the majority. And, of course, propaganda isn't propaganda without a villain.
Propaganda was huge in manipulating the German people. Through censorship, only certain CONTROLLED information or messages were allowed on the radio,films( which were the only forms of media technology) or other types of media such as posters ,cartoons or paintings to constantly try and brainwash the masses on the heroic Hitler. Hitler was portrayed as almost God-like and schools only taught children the greatness of the fuhrer and Germany. For example some of the propaganda was directed toward the young impressionable members of the Hitler youth, They were made to take part in strenuous activities-the idea to create dedicated,unquestioning soldiers for Hitler and the Nazi regime. Constantly surrounded by one sided and repetitive information - how could this not make such an impact?
The propaganda posters were used to sell/promote Hitler's beliefs but also to manipulate the Germans to fit his beliefs about the Jews. The posters were simple and they got to the point. They made the people that saw them feel emotional impact towards the message portrayed in the drawings. Hitler wanted the people to think that it was important to fight the Jews and to participate in killing the Jews. (war)
Propaganda is advertising false or superficial information. Nazi propaganda is how the nazi's used art to portrayed there ideas and opinions on the Jews.
Hitler took away all forms of creativity and expression in Germany. He subtly forced the Nazi opinion onto all the Germans. Basically by controlling all of these medias, they took away individual thoughts and ideas. If you are surrounded by something you start to believe it. He negatively presented the Jews, but positively represented himself. It wasn't all I am Hitler the supreme man mwahahaha. The Nazi's gave the Germans no other choice than to believe their views.
America had to be seen as bad through the eyes of the Germans because the U.S. had expressed negative feelings towards the destruction and hatred that was being done to the Jews. The German public had to be convinced that what was being done to the Jewish community was good because "they deserved it" and it would help the depression end.
Hitler used popular ideas such as Eugenics, which he knew he could exploit to further his cause (an idea of a Utopia that would be inhabited by a perfect race), but had to convince the majority to share his views. He needed to harness control of as many people as possible and did so with the propaganda that dehumanized the Jewish people. It made their treatment of the Jews seem okay. Hitler used propaganda to strike and the result was the imprisionment and killing of millions of innocent Jews.
The Nazis used powerful images to manipulate the German publics view of Jews, Gays, African Americans and Americans. The propaganda portrays Jews as greedy, selfish, "ugly" people. They create stereotypes of the jews to create prejudices against them from the German people so they won't protest their systematic killing of them. Some of these stereotypes created by the Nazis are still alive today, this shows how powerful propaganda can be for good or evil.
Hitler wanted to create the perfect jew and would eliminate all that opposed the idea. If you weren't the color he wanted and had the personality he wanted them to have they would be eliminated.
Hitler's goal was to gear the mind's of the youth into the direction he wanted them to go. Propaganda is an easy way to get a strong message across to a wide audience; Hitler's audience was the youth - A gullible, loyal, and passionate audience. They were prone to peer-pressure, and could pass on Hitler's gospel to their own families.They represented the future of Germany, and with the youth wrapped around Hitler's finger, Hitler had the population of an entire nation at his whim; Whether it be in the future, or the present.
Hitler was doing his best to recruit Germans who were not already enlisted into his Nazi army by persuading the Germans that Jews were evil, conspiring against them, and my personal favorite (portrayed by one of the pictures) going to steal their houses. Hitler also conveyed that the Nazis had great benefits if Germans enlisted into his army. The use of this Nazi propaganda bashed Jews while at the same time making the Nazi army look good, creating a strongly positively persuasive look when in actuality the Nazis intentions were purely evil and genocide built.
Hitler cleverly used the use of subtle propaganda to morph the minds of the people. By doing this he not only made the Jews look like grotesque animals that should be put to death but he made himself the hero by being the ruler that made these ideas "reality". He forced his ideas on the people slowly and in a way that appealed to people. For instance the fancy car that had Nazi soldiers. Any little kid would want that as a toy. By implanting the idea that being a Nazi soldier is good it is harder to convince them otherwise in the years to come. Little minds are pliable and easily convinced.
Hitlers hatred for other races was so big that he had to use stereotypes to insult, posters to make fun and film, all to show that he believed black people, and Jews were unfit. He specifically used film to show his side as right or better, and tried to make himself look like a good guy.
The Nazi party not only used propaganda to convince people that Jews were below humans; they used images to glorify themselves. They categorized themselves "as the guardians of the 'true' Germany." This makes them the heroes in the situation. This added to their credibility and appealed to the German citizens who felt wronged from the treat of Versailles. The only thing they needed was an enemy, they needed somebody to turn against and blame. And since the Nazis said the Jews were evil and the Nazis were good, of course the people of Germany were easy to persuade.
These images portray a perfect example of point of view. How the Germans perceive the actions of the Jews helps me understand why these events occur in the first place and why there were so many supporters of the holocaust. I can also compare it to today and see how us Americans show that the Middle East is a terrorist full country that wants to destroy us because we have freedom and they don't. Even better is how ads display all of Africa as a poor dirty continent that is full of diseases and starving children that need you to call and donate in the next 10 minutes to save their life when a lot of Africa is acually industialized and has regular house, even though some of it is true we stretch the truth into something far fetched.
Hitler used propaganda to gain support for his actions from the common people. He used posters to portray Jews as greedy communists, African Americans as sexual threats to women and their womanhood, and both as "unfit" individuals who needed to be put to death. Hitler also gained support from youth. He made a toy based on his own limousine to appeal to their love for toys and based the sports they played on preparing boys for military service.
The propaganda posters were used at hitters advantage to expand his beliefs against the Jews, and so that other Germans who weren't taking part of the killing of the Jews joined in. The posters were used to make people besides Germans and Arians seem as outsiders and as they do not belong.
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