Hitler 's Propaganda Meant For The Nazis And The Population Of Germany

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The central theme to this essay will be to answer the question “Discuss the roll that graphic design played in political/social change in a specific period”. This essay will look into what Hitler’s propaganda meant for the Nazis and the population of Germany. Propaganda is the dissemination of information to influence or control large groups of people. In totalitarian regimes like Nazi Germany, propaganda plays a significant role in consolidating power in the hands of the controlling party. (ushmm, 2015) This essay in conjunction will look into what Hitler’s propaganda meant, what methods conducted by Adolf Hitler and the Propaganda Ministry, directed by Dr. Joseph Goebbels use to infiltrate their enemies and commit mass genocide of the…show more content…
How differently would they communicate their message to the working class compared to the upper classes and also throughout different ages and genders. Lastly, looking back over the period of graphic design in this part of history, are the design rules and guidelines still in effect today in contemporary propaganda, especially in political propaganda. If so what design aspects and features are still being used and are they still as effective in todays modern society. Nazi propaganda can be dated back to 1926 when Hitler wrote his book “Mein Kampf” (ushmm, 2015) Hitler wrote two chapters about war propaganda, which he always expressed how the power and destruction that propaganda could cause in the right hands, and the importance of mass communication through different mediums. "The first duty of the propagandist is to win over people who can subsequently be taken into the organization. And the first duty of the organization is to select and train men who will be capable of carrying on the propaganda” Hitler continues by saying “ The second duty of the organization is to disrupt the existing order of things and thus make room for the penetration of the new teaching which it represents, while the duty of the organizer must be to fight for the purpose of securing power, so that the doctrine may finally triumph." (James Murphy, 2011) By this early stage of the Nazi party it was clear
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