Censorship and Propaganda, germany

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1. did Hitler value the cinema?

  • yes, Hitler ordered 30 million to be built
  • yes, all new films had to be checked and shown alongside a 45 minute newsreel showing German achievements.
  • no Hitler hated the stuffy atmosphere of the cinema, by 1937 50% of all cinema's were blown up.
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2. what happened to universities?

  • researchers and lecturers had to swear loyalty or face dismissal.
  • all were shut down and replaced with the Hitler youth
  • there were riots and shootings

3. how did Goebbels control the arts?

  • he set up an organisation in which writers, musicians, artists and actors had to join.
  • he banned everything
  • no arts were censored at all

4. how were the newspapers censored?

  • journalists were briefed on what to write by the Ministry.
  • all journalists were shot unless they swore loyalty to the Nazi's.
  • every single newspaper wrote the same thing.
  • Hitler ordered that all newspapers had to be read by him beforehand.

5. give an effect of the Berlin Olympics?

  • it showed Germany as strong, efficient and powerful.
  • as everything went wrong it showed Germany to be weak.
  • it made Germany look ridiculous as Jesse Owens took 4 gold medals


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