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Propaganda in Nazi Germany 1930s

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Propaganda in Nazi Germany 1930s Chris Murray Triumph of the will The "Triumph of the will" is a Nazi film created by "Leni Riefenstahl" in the early period of Hitler power [1934]. Its designed to show the Nazis in a good light in a believable way. Before watching it we can expect the following things: that it will show the Germans in a good light, it will be most probably biased on the account of what it was produced for. Also the fact that one of the most powerful men in Germany had asked for it to be made, no-one in their right-mind would show the Nazis in a bad light. First of all the films name indicates that the people of Germany can rebuild their homelands and the army can conquer any land with the right mindset. This suggests that they already have the power and only need people to accept their beliefs and vote for Hitler and the Nazi party. ...read more.


Again its almost impossible to fake 100,000 people with Nazi symbols and swatikas hoisted. So at this point eh film becomes very believable. It shows support from the army and civilians alike. Eagle symbols and a flashing light with "Heil Hitler" on [which was very modern at that time] all added to the atomosphere and shows to the vieer the content support. Also patriotic music is played throughout, again arousing and full of pride. The next clip is another rally however to me this is slightly different. Rudolf Hess [who became a leader at Auschwitz] speaks to a choosen audience of other leaders. He does refer to "world leaders" in the audience however there are only 3 which bring doubt on its reliability. He asks foreign journalist to report "there truths" but you dont see any journalists in this clip. Suggesting that there may be little or no journalists there. ...read more.


He also informs us that the radio give to the world a picture of Nazi life. [Even though th radio sometimes couldnt reach all parts of Germany] I suspect that is advertiding the radio. The radio was very cheap but most importantly to the Nazi party they owned the radio waves, the newspapers and virtually every media at that time. This is because the Nazis wanted you to see and hear what they wanted you to hear and thus made sure that nothing opposed the Nazi party on the radio. Goebbles has no reason to lie so his statement is what he things therefore it is reliable. However he did exaggerate in saying the radio can reach around the world. And as there was no proof to show that people actually listened to the Nazi broadcast but he did know many were bourght. In conclusion we can belive him to some extent but I supspect he may be being "frank" to gain popularity and trust of which the Nazi Party needed to gain votes for Hitler and support for the Nazi Party. ...read more.

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