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Guiding Question…. Why did the German people allow this to take place?. Propaganda. What is Propaganda?. Biased information. Simplifies complex issues or ideas. Created to shape public opinion and behavior.

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guiding question
Guiding Question…

Why did the German people allow this to take place?

what is propaganda
What is Propaganda?

Biased information

Simplifies complex issues or ideas

Created to shape public opinion and behavior

The spreading of information to manipulating public opinion to gain support for one’s cause

True, partially true, or blatantly false information

Plays on emotions

Symbols, images, words, or music

anti semitic children s books

Used as instructional resources in German schools.

Anti-Semitic Children’s Books

Trust No Fox in the Green Meadow and No Jew on His Oath

The Poisonous Mushroom

common propaganda techniques
Common Propaganda Techniques
  • Bandwagon
  • Testimonial
  • Plain Folks
  • Transfer
  • Fear/Card Stacking
  • Glittering Generalities
  • Name-calling

"Greater Germany: Yes on 10 April" (1938).

Appeals to a person’s desire to be on the winning side

  • Endorsements to connect a famous person with a product or ideal “sell” the product or ideal.

I know, I know this is the only example I could find. No, Tiger is NOT a Nazi!

plain folks
Plain Folks

An attempt to convince the public that the views reflect those of the “common person.”

The image of the German worker shows him bearing the weight of people with disabilities who are characterized as pale or animal faced.


Used to transfer negative feelings for one object to another

An anti-semitic poster published in Poland in March 1941. The caption reads, "Jews are lice; They cause typhus."

fear card stacking
Fear/Card Stacking

Presents information that is positive and omits information contrary to it.

glittering generalities
Glittering Generalities

Emotional-appealing words to invoke powerful emotions such as: honor, glory, love of country, and freedom

name calling

Attempts to arouse prejudice among the public by labeling the target something that the public dislikes

making a leader
Making a leader
  • Nazi propaganda idolized Hitler
  • Under the Nazi regime, Germans were expected to pay public allegiance to the Hitler such as giving the Nazi salute and greeting others on the street with “Heil Hitler!”
propaganda facts
Propaganda Facts
  • Nazi propaganda frequently stressed the power of a mass movement to propel the country forward, hence the upward angle of the hands.

Millions of German young people were won over to Nazism in the classroom and through extracurricular activities.

group work instructions
Group Work Instructions
  • Answer all questions in complete sentences. Have one member to write the answers and one member to present.
  • What is the Nazi’s point of view based on this cartoon?
  • The most effective posters use symbols that are unusual, simple, and direct. What symbols (if any) are used in the poster and what do they symbolize?
  • Explain why this cartoon is persuasive?
  • What does the Nazi Government hope the audience will do as a result of this cartoon?
the spider
“The Spider”

This cartoon appeared in the 26th edition of an anti-Semitic weekly newspaper in 1934. It reads, "The Spider. Many victims are trapped in the web, caught by flattering words. Rip the web of deceit and free German youth."

behind the enemy powers the jew
"Behind the enemy powers: the Jew."

What does the title mean?

weakness costs
“Weakness Costs”
  • Daily cost to the state of maintaining one chronically ill person (5.5 marks) could be better spent

supporting an entire healthy German family.

propaganda poster
Propaganda Poster
  • Create an advertisement using two of the propaganda terms.
  • You may wish advertise a product or promote a cause.
  • Your ad must cover an entire page (construction sheet)
  • Your ad must include color.
  • Due Date:

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