Nazi Propaganda

Niels Strøm Rødgaard & Samuel Ghebreab

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This papers seeks to find how successful Nazi propaganda was in its attempt to mythologize Hitler, win political power, integrate a ”national community” into the consciousness of the German public, creating a Jewish question in the German consciousness and maintain support through war propaganda. To figure how successful the propaganda was we have based our study on the findings of Ian Kershaw and David Welch. Both of them have studied the internal opinion reports from the state and the underground reports from the Social Democrats in exile. Our conclusion is that while propaganda can be highly effective it is dependent on preexisting conditions of prejudice or ignorance that makes it possible to manipulate the public. We have also find that contrary to conventional wisdom Nazi propaganda wasn’t as effective as it is thought to be. Instead, it had some difficulties when it tried propagandizing against the values of the German people.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato25 maj 2012
VejledereLars Petersen