Propaganda and the German Cinema 1933-1945 (Cinema and by David Welch

By David Welch

This is the main finished research so far of Nazi movie propaganda in its political, social, and fiscal contexts, from the pre-war cinema because it fell lower than the keep watch over of the Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels, via to the top of the second one global warfare. David Welch reviews a couple of hundred movies of all kinds, picking these elements of Nazi ideology that have been hid within the framework of renowned entertainment.

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The manifesto is published in C. Neumann, C. Belling and H. Betz, FilmKunst, Film-Kohn, Film-Korruption. Ein Streifzug durch vier Jahrzehnte (Berlin, 1937), pp. 144–8. Wiener Library, NSDAP ‘Hauptarchiv’, roll 58, folder 1396, ‘Dienstvorschrift für die Landesfilmstellen der NSDAP’, 2 September 1932. See also Phillips, p. 49. VB, 5 January 1933. The process is described in D. Orlow, The History of the Nazi Party 1919–33 (London, 1971). Compare S. Kracauer, From Caligari to Hitler (Princeton, 1947), pp.

From the beginning its propaganda was directed towards this generation, for which it offered well-defined tasks and aims, and a ‘pioneer role’. After all, it was to be this generation that would instil the Nazi Weltanschauung in their compatriots and perpetuate the creation of the New Order (Neuordnung) in Europe. Accordingly, the initial enthusiasm of German youth was carefully directed and exploited through the concerted coordination of mass media – the press, radio, theatre and film. In particular, the Nazis chose to use the cinema to instil their cultural and political outlook in the masses of German youth.

Goebbels agreed with these sentiments, and the RMVP supplied propaganda of this kind both before and after the outbreak of war. In a revealing passage from his wartime diary, he noted: Again I learned a lot; especially that the rank and file are usually much more primitive than we imagine. Propaganda must therefore always be essentially simple and repetitive. 6 However, Hitler felt that the importance of propaganda would decline once the Party had gained political power. In this respect organization Propaganda/German Cinema 29/1/01 16:05 Page 35 GOEBBELS THE PROPAGANDIST would eventually replace propaganda.

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