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1.   Berlin Gauleiter Joseph Goebbels Greets Adolf Hitler at a Campaign Event in Berlin (January 20, 1933)
Before Hitler's appointment as Reich Chancellor, Joseph Goebbels was NSDAP Gauleiter in Berlin (from 1926 on) and “Reich Propaganda Leader” [Reichspropagandaleiter] (from 1930 on).....
Berlin <I>Gauleiter</i> Joseph Goebbels Greets Adolf Hitler at a Campaign Event in Berlin (January 20, 1933)
2.   Joseph Goebbels at his Desk (March 1, 1933)
Before joining the NSDAP, Joseph Goebbels (1897-1945) was a Doctor of Philosophy in German literature, an unsuccessful writer, and unemployed. His rhetorical abilities helped him rise quickly within....
Joseph Goebbels at his Desk (March 1, 1933)
3.   Reichstag Election of March 5, 1933: "The Reich will Never be Destroyed if You are United and Loyal" (1933)
This poster from Hitler's 1933 election campaign features two terms that played a central role in propaganda under the Hitler dictatorship: unity and loyalty. These two virtues were demanded of the....
Reichstag Election of March 5, 1933:
4.   Reichstag Election of March 5, 1933: National Socialist Poster with the Caption: "The SPD Demands Historical Truth" (1933)
The NSDAP had already demonstrated the unusual effectiveness of its propaganda in the election campaigns of the late 1920s and early 1930s. The man pulling the strings was Joseph....
Reichstag Election of March 5, 1933: National Socialist Poster with the Caption:
5.   The Führer and Youth (Adolf Hitler with a Little Girl), Postcard (1933)
Goebbels's most successful propaganda tool was the "Führer cult" that revolved around the person of Adolf Hitler. Articles in magazines and newspapers, books, films, posters, postcards, and paintings....
The Führer and Youth (Adolf Hitler with a Little Girl), Postcard (1933)
6.   The Swastika Rises like the Sun over the Reichstag and the Bismarck Memorial, Postcard (undated)
The "awakening" and "strengthening" of Germany was a constant theme in Nazi propaganda. According to the National Socialists, it was only when they seized power that the country finally awoke from....
The Swastika Rises like the Sun over the Reichstag and the Bismarck Memorial, Postcard (undated)
7.   Stew for the Winter Relief Organization at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin (1935)
One particularly effective propaganda tool was the regime’s state- and party-run welfare program, which aimed to underscore its professed commitment to equality and social welfare work. This is why....
Stew for the Winter Relief Organization at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin (1935)
8.   Our Führer Adolf Hitler is the Sole Shining Example for Every German (The Buttons Glow in the Dark) (undated)
When it came to Hitler portraits and other Nazi symbols, no article from everyday life was off-limits. Symbols of loyalty and unity were supposed to help Nazi propaganda to permeate all areas of....
Our Führer Adolf Hitler is the Sole Shining Example for Every German (The Buttons Glow in the Dark) (undated)
9.   The Lounge at the German Press Club, Berlin, with a Portrait of Hitler on the Wall (1935)
The press was one of the Nazi regime’s most important propaganda tools. In 1933, Goebbels's propaganda ministry assumed control over the content and style of the entire newspaper industry by holding....
The Lounge at the German Press Club, Berlin, with a Portrait of Hitler on the Wall (1935)
10.   Radio Everywhere! (Advertisement, 1935)
Goebbels's great passion was radio, the most modern and effective medium of propaganda. He arranged for the production of low-cost radios, and the National Socialist revolution was supposed to put....
Radio Everywhere! (Advertisement, 1935)
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