A review on Nazis’ persuasive propaganda approaches in shaping the Germans mind / Wardatul Hayat Adnan

Hayat Adnan, Wardatul (2021) A review on Nazis’ persuasive propaganda approaches in shaping the Germans mind / Wardatul Hayat Adnan. Journal of Media and Information Warfare (JMIW), 14 (2): 10. pp. 139-148. ISSN 1985-563X


The German Great Depression struck in late 1929, affecting Central Europe. The significant
implications of this downturn include an increase in unemployment rates of more than 20% in Germany,
Austria, and Poland. The German Weimar Republic was severely impacted by the slump when the
Americans' loan was terminated. It has led the unemployment soared and the Germans struggled living
in this unemployment situation. The depression also led to an opportunity to ideologist in introducing
its ideology to meet the Germans need and wants at that time. The Nazi party officially the National
Socialist German Worker’s party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei-NSDAP) is one of an
active party during 1920 – 1945. Recognizing the depression endured by many Germans in their own
country, while Jewish Germans monopolised the economy, has resulted in ethnic cleansing (Holocaust)
and total war. The party led by Adolf Hitler (Führer) and Joseph Goebbels as publicity minister, which
plays a vital role in gaining public support for Nazi actions. As a result, the current study aims to
examine the propaganda initiated by Goebbels, as one of the leaders in the Nazi inner circle, which led
to the victory of the Nazi dictatorship. The evaluations concentrate on printed media such as posters,
speeches, commoners joke and songs using applied propaganda model.


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Hayat Adnan, Wardatul
Subjects: U Military Science > U Military Science (General) > War. Philosophy. Military sociology. Warfare, Conventional
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Communication and Media Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Media and Information Warfare (JMIW)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Media and Information Warfare (JMIW)
ISSN: 1985-563X
Volume: 14
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 139-148
Keywords: Goebbels, Propaganda model, Nazi, Total war
Date: December 2021
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/46938
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