Holocaust

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What does the term “propaganda” say, what does one think of, when approached with this term? Would one think it was of a positive of negative connotation? What about the association it had with the holocaust, would it then be considered negative? Did the Nazis use the role of propaganda overtly? Propaganda played an extremely crucial part in the Nazi’s rise of power, the brainwashing of the Germans to hating and ultimately killing the Jews. What is being discussed is the power of persuasion and how it is used through various forms of media to gain a stronger anti-Semitic than they had already had. The anti-Semitism that was already apparent was that of the nineteenth century. The Germans naturally hated Jews. They blamed them for the declining of the German economy and whatever was going wrong in Germany, the Jews were held responsible. From this basis set, the Germans branched out a new form of anti-Semitism. It was the use of propaganda to rid Germany and the rest of the world of Jews and what they represented. They would take any measure to execute this task. To execute this task, the Nazi’s used new forms of publicity to receive the recognition that they thought would be beneficial. The Nazi’s held Mass meetings usually associated with brainwashing the Germans of anti-Semitic views. They distributed various visual aids such as flyers, posters, and eventually the use of radio and cinema would be used as wel...
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