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Third Reich: Propaganda 1933-1945

Nazi propaganda, English propaganda, "US" and Soviet propaganda. Posters, picture postcards, stamps, leaflets. A little chronology

Goebbels, he was Third Reich's
                            propaganda minister (1933-1945), here with a
                            moralizing wagging finger. But Goebbels was
                            not the only propaganda minister
                            manipulating the truth. England,
                            "USA", France, Poland, and Russia
                            also had their "propaganda
                            ministers"...
Goebbels, he was Third Reich's propaganda minister (1933-1945), here with a moralizing wagging finger. But Goebbels was not the only propaganda minister manipulating the truth. England, "USA", France, Poland, and Russia also had their "propaganda ministers"...

by Michael Palomino (1999 / 2003 / 2007 / 2010)

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from:
-- A.G. Ploetz: History of Second World War, vol.II, D: Psychological warfare (orig. German: Geschichte des zweiten Weltkrieges Band II., D. Psychologische Kriegsführung); Wuerzburg. Same Editor. 1960.
-- web sites.


Preface

Propaganda of Hitler's NSDAP is combined here with the allied propaganda in a chronology. Readers can see a survey about poster propaganda from 1933 to 1945. You can see exactly fantasy and reality of the propaganda agitation. Surprisingly also "American" propaganda is very racist.

Presentation of this material is only permitted for documentary purposes.

Michael Palomino 2007, translation 2010


Chronology

before 1933

1924

Poster of NSDAP in Weimar
                                      Republic: Liberation of Germany
                                      will come with a swastika sun,
                                      1924 apr. vergrössernPoster of NSDAP in Weimar Republic: Liberation of Germany will come with a swastika sun, 1924 apr.

Germany is painted in the dark. The imperial eagle has broken it's chain and on the sky swastika sun is coming. This should be a "liberation".

In these times the sun and the chains are traditional motives of the right wing parties. These motives have to be seen in the context of Versailles Treaty of 1919 which was an absolute dictation for Germany because Germany was starved out between 1918 and 1919, and when Germany's new government had not accepted the treaty so French troops had occupied Germany. So, right wing propaganda always painted Germany "in chains" since 1919, a symbol for "bondage" (loss of all colonies), and for forced labor, and for depths (pay reparations). Swastika sun shall spread new hope against Versailles Treaty and shall bring "new light" to Germany. Add to this the sun is painted with an "aureole" bringing a religious element into play.

Japanese flag with the red sun Japanese flag with the red sun

By sheer chance Japanese government is working with the same sun graphics with sunbeams. This was even the official Japanese flag until 1945.

There are more political movements having a sunrise in their design. It would be good when this motive would not be permitted any more because it spread false hopes and spread violence.


1927

Picture card of NSDAP for NS
                                      party convention at Nuremberg of
                                      1927
vergrössernPicture card of NSDAP for NS party convention at Nuremberg of 1927

A young soldier is holding a swastika flag which is almost bigger than the soldier.

Note the "red city" in the background. This seems to be an allusion to the communists who had their centers in the German towns. It seems that the standard bearer has not much control resp. his tenure is a tenure which was normal at the NS party conventions.

All in all the picture card is giving the impression that there is not needed much change to convert the communist town into a swastika town, because the red color of the town and the red color of the flag are almost the same. And the main subject was to conquer the communist centers in the country. A gray sky is promising a coming "thunderstorm", and the political leaders partially also wanted this "thunderstorm", but partially they want Hitler only as a provisional government...

1928

Poster of NSDAP in Weimar
                                      Republic with the text:
                                      "Brake the Dawes' chains,
                                      list 10, Hitler's movement"
                                      (orig. German: "Brecht die
                                      Dawes-Ketten, Liste 10,
                                      Hitler-Bewegung", 1928 vergrössernPoster of NSDAP in Weimar Republic with the text: "Brake the Dawes' chains, list 10, Hitler's movement" (orig. German: "Brecht die Dawes-Ketten, Liste 10, Hitler-Bewegung", 1928

After the French occupation of the Ruhr Basin Dawes was an allied financial expert fixing again the reparation of Versailles Treaty on 16 August 1924 in a Reparation's Commission. At the same time Reichsbank was put under international control and Germany was given a bond. At the same time all this brought more German dependence from the "USA".
(from: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_Plan, 2007)

So, after Versailles Treaty and after Ruhr Basin occupation the right national wing parties had new stuff to draw Germany "in chains" as one can see it here. Germany is clenching it's fist as a symbol that forces in Germany are blocked and cannot develop. But "develop" in these times means to make war and to control colonies. There are some exotic towers on the poster in the background. Smoking chimneys are the symbol for jobs. The red sky is clearly the color of NSDAP.


Posters during inflation times 1930 to 1932 - Hitler benefits from poverty

Industrials' policy after stock market crash of 1929 was without mercy. The allied only gave in on 9 July 1932 that Germany did not have to pay any reparations any more. Industrials of the world let sink the whole world into a deep depression, with millions of jobless persons electing extreme parties in their plight because the mainstream parties became untrustworthy and no one than the extreme parties promised solutions for the plight. Add to this also a big part of the elite did not want any more their Weimar Republic and wanted to have an other Emperor installed. For this development Hitler should be a provisional government. At the same time communists worked for their world revolution and they had their centers in the German towns which were attacked directly by NSDAP for years. So, there was missing the path of common sense, and since 1923 the population in Germany was starving another plight again.

Poster of NSDAP in Weimar
                                      Republic saying "The red
                                      war" ("Der rote
                                      Krieg"), 1930 apr. vergrössernPoster of NSDAP in Weimar Republic saying "The red war" ("Der rote Krieg"), 1930 apr.

Text: "The red war - mother or comrade? - Human being or machine? - God or devil? - Blood or gold? - Race or bastard? - Folksong or jazz? - National Socialism or Bolshevism?"

(orig. German:
"Der rote Krieg - Mutter oder Genossin? - Mensch oder Maschine? - Gott oder Teufel? - Blut oder Gold? - Rasse oder Mischling? - Volkslied oder Jazz? - Nationalsozialismus oder Bolschewismus?")

The term "The red war": In Weimar Republic there was an eternal propaganda war between the right wing parties (Loyals (to the Emperor) and National Socialists) against the communist parties. Both sides had the most aggressive color red as a base in their flags, and it's the most aggressive color following color psychology. Therefore there was defined a "red war".

The poster presents National Socialist characteristics in comparison with communists and "USA". National Socialists try to present their racist ideas as positive elements representing communists generally as comrade or machines saying that a mother in communism would be no mother any more but a "comrade", and that humans in communism would be no humans any more but "machines". This communism would be from "devil", and National Socialism would be from "God". Then are listed some elements against "USA": "Full-blooded" humans would be stronger than "mixed-blooded", this means that one would be on the winner's side with the racists. There is listed the "full-blooded" folk song against jazz music of the "mixed-blooded", as an allusion of the black musicians in white sex clubs in the "USA". The comparison between "full-blooded" blood and gold is an allusion to the international stock exchange with it's clans making millions of dollars with insider knowledge and financial tricks (there were also some Jewish persons winning with stock exchange speculations in the "USA", the allusion is headed against them). So, the poster is mixing communist and "US" structures but is asking at the end only about "communism or Bolshevism". So, the poster is equating communism and "USA", resp. the energy against communism also should fight against "USA". Some terms like "machine" or "gold" also will be terms of National Socialism in Second World War (soldiers as machines, looted gold etc.), and the "full-blooded" are mentally always limited compared with the "mixed-blooded"...

Poster of NSDAP in Weimar
                                      Republic calling "Hitler for
                                      President of the Reich"
                                      (orig. German: "Hitler wird
                                      Reichspräsident"), 1932 vergrössernPoster of NSDAP in Weimar Republic calling "Hitler for President of the Reich" (orig. German: "Hitler wird Reichspräsident"), 1932

Hitler personally claims on the poster: "We will take the fate of the nation into our hands" (orig. German: "Wir nehmen das Schicksal der Nation in die Hände"). The poster is agitating with swastika flags and a portrait, besides can be seen industrial plants representing jobs. Hitler's right hand is alluring the voter with it's forefinger. The gestures are simple an clear.
Poster of NSDAP in Weimar
                                      Republic "Open the door for
                                      freedom - List 2", July 1932 vergrössernPoster of NSDAP in Weimar Republic "Open the door for freedom -  List 2", July 1932

NSDAP claims: "And now: Open the gate to freedom! A strong hand has to steer! Come out from the swamp! Come on with the forces of reconstruction!"

(orig. German: "Und nun: Stosst auf das Tor zur Freiheit! Eine starke Hand ans Steuer! Heraus aus dem Sumpf! Vorwärts mit den Kräften des Wiederaufbaus!")

The word "freedom" is again taken from slavery for reparations (Young plan had foreseen work for reparation until 1988) which was lifted only on 9 July 1932. The world wide political situation was in fact a "swamp", and the persons could hardly find work and the families had hunger at home in masses. The poster first is claiming "freedom" of full stomachs against the mainstream parties which have become absolutely untrustworthy. The swastika flag on the town hall is announced, and everybody knew of it.

But the poster also has an absolute military dimension for "freedom" and where the open "gate" is leading. There is a queue of soldiers (left) and there is the population with a Hitler salute (right). So, this poster also is an indirect warning from the war projects of a National Socialist government. And everybody knew of it...

Poster of NSDAP in Weimar
                                    Republic "Work and bred by
                                    National Socialism, list 1",
                                    with swastika moon, 1932 Poster of NSDAP in Weimar Republic "Work and bred by National Socialism, list 1", with swastika moon, 1932

The poster claims that with a vote for list 1 there would be "work and bread". The smoking chimney is the symbol for working industry and jobs. At the sky is a swastika moon. This means that with National Socialism will be work for day and night as in a dream during the night. So, NSDAP is representing itself as a "dream" for the population without saying that the waking up will be in a big war. But the war is drawn well on other posters, and it's also written in "My Struggle" (orig. German: "Mein Kampf") on the last 20 pages.



Poster "We want
                                      work and bread - vote for
                                      Hitler" (orig. German:
Poster "We want work and bread - vote for Hitler" (orig. German:
"Wir wollen Arbeit und Brot - wählt Hitler"),  1932

Poster "Front
                                      and fist - vote front-line soldier
                                      Hitler" (orig. German:
                                      "Der Stirn der Faust - wählt
                                      den Frontsoldaten Hitler"),
                                      1932
Poster "Front and fist - vote front-line soldier Hitler" (orig. German: "Der Stirn der Faust - wählt den Frontsoldaten Hitler"), 1932
Poster "Work and
                                      bread - elect list 1" (orig.
                                      German: "Arbeit und Brot -
                                      wählt Liste 1"), beginning of
                                      the 1930s
Poster "Work and bread - elect list 1" (orig. German: "Arbeit und Brot - wählt Liste 1"), beginning of the 1930s
Poster "Women! Save the
                                    German families - vote for Adolf
                                    Hitler" (orig. German:
                                    "Frauen! Rettet die deutschen
                                    Familien - wählt Adolf
                                    Hitler"), beginning of the
                                    1930s
Poster "Women! Save the German families - vote for Adolf Hitler" (orig. German:  "Frauen! Rettet die deutschen Familien - wählt Adolf Hitler"), beginning of the 1930s
Poster of Weimar Republic:
                                    "Germans! Give the answer to
                                    the system. Vote for Hitler!"
                                    (orig. German: "Deutsche! Gebt
                                    dem System die Antwort. Wählte
                                    Hitler!", beginning of the
                                    1930s
Poster of Weimar Republic: "Germans! Give the answer to the system. Vote for Hitler!" (orig. German: "Deutsche! Gebt dem System die Antwort. Wählte Hitler!", beginning of the 1930s
Poster of Weimar Republic:
                                    "Our last chance: Hitler"
                                    (orig. German: "Unsere letzte
                                    Hoffnung: Hitler"), 1932
Poster of Weimar Republic: "Our last chance: Hitler" (orig. German: "Unsere letzte Hoffnung: Hitler"),  1932

It's always disastrous when stomachs are making politics. After 1929 the capitalists let go down Germany for three years, but Hitler did not receive even 50% of the votes.

  
Anti Hitler poster of Weimar
                                    Republic, 1932: "I will promise
                                    all, and won't fulfill
                                    anything" (orig. German:
                                    "Verspreche alles, halte
                                    nichts"), list 1, Social
                                    Democrats, 1932
Anti Hitler poster of Weimar Republic, 1932: "I will promise all, and won't fulfill anything" (orig. German: "Verspreche alles, halte nichts"), list 1, Social Democrats, 1932
Not only Hitler had his profits from poverty of crisis times. But also the communists were in the streets giving bread to the people and could perform their vote catching with the simplest methods. The main stream parties as the Social Democrats did not have a big chance with it's standards. Therefore they made propaganda with it's enemy...

1933

Anti Hitler poster
Poster against Hitler with a Grim
                            Reaper swastika, 1933 in the review
                            "The Nation" (orig. German:
                            "Die Nation")
vergrössernPoster against Hitler with a Grim Reaper swastika, 1933 in the review "The Nation" (orig. German: "Die Nation")


  
Picture card in Third Reich
                                    (3R): "On 16 and 17 Sept. 1933
                                    concentration of troops of
                                    Thuringian Hitler Youth in
                                    Rudolfstadt" (orig. German:
                                    "Gebietsaufmarsch der Thüringer
                                    Hitlerjugend in Rudolfstadt am
                                    16.u.17. Sept. 1933") Picture card in Third Reich (3R): "On 16 and 17 Sept. 1933 concentration of troops of Thuringian Hitler Youth in Rudolfstadt" (orig. German: "Gebietsaufmarsch der Thüringer Hitlerjugend in Rudolfstadt am 16.u.17. Sept. 1933")

Death is coming with Hitler in locksteps: There are painted marching skeletons. But this kind of posters was not allowed for much time any more. Since the foundation of the Third Reich since February 1933 National Socialist propaganda machine was working and only National Socialists were permitted, with posters, picture cards, stamps, and neon signs and so on.

since 1933
Germany: Goebbels'ss propaganda: methods
-- always repetition of certain thesis
-- simplification of complicated issues, e.g. the terms of Marxism, democracy, "international Jewry"
-- headwords like living space (German: Lebensraum), plutocracy, stab in one's back, "never capitulate"
-- concealing of certain details
-- concealing of defeats with certain words, e.g. defect movements (German: "Absatzbewegung")
-- distortion of issues
-- concentration on focal points and neglecting others
-- technique of lies as for example: "We want the real peace" (German: "Wir wollen den wahren Frieden")
-- wrong denials (Ploetz, p.764).

Gestures: Poses of a dangerous populist fantasist
Hitler's speech,
                                        hands up, probe of a speech
Hitler's speech, hands up, probe of a speech


Hitler, radio speech
                                      in 1933. The mass media liked to
                                      hel Hitler because a Hitler's
                                      speach was a warranty for a big
                                      audience.
Hitler, radio speech in 1933. The mass media liked to hel Hitler because a Hitler's speach was a warranty for a big audience.

Hitler's speach
                                      pointing into a direction: First
                                      it was going "up", then
                                      all was plunged into ruin.
Hitler's speach pointing into a direction: First it was going "up", then all was plunged into ruin.

Hitler's gestures are part of the propaganda. Hitler did all to be "loved" by his public combining human gestures with it's speeches. And the masses let manipulate themselves meaning that Hitler would be "human"... and Goebbels did exactly the same...

German NS agents bribing foreign newspapers
so the foreign newspapers were writing in a German friendly way, e.g. in the "USA" the bribe was by the Railway Information Service (Ploetz, p.763).

And there was allways anti Bolshevists NS propaganda.
(Ploetz, p.767)


1933 / 1934

Poster "Whole Germany
                                        is listening the Fuehrer with
                                        it's people's receiver",
                                        apr. in 1933 / 1934 vergrössernPoster "Whole Germany is listening the Fuehrer with it's people's receiver", apr. in 1933 / 1934

Hitler is actuating the construction of a "people's receiver" (German: "Volksempfaenger" (VE), the VE 301 (referring to the Hitler election  of 30 January 1933, 30-1-1933).
(see: http://www.tuberadio.homepage.t-online.de/ve.htm)

In these times the radio "people's receiver" is the "modern" condition for mobilization of the masses, also in other countries.


1934

Air raid protection

Poster 3R "Air raid
                                        protection is self
                                        protection" (orig. German:
                                        "Luftschutz ist
                                        Selbstschutz"), 1934
vergrössernPoster 3R "Air raid protection is self protection" (orig. German: "Luftschutz ist Selbstschutz"), 1934

This voter's slogan "Yes" (orig. German: "Ja") for 19 August 1934 refers to the vote about a merger of the offices of the President of the Reich with the Chancellor of the Reich. The Reich's Air Raid Association (German: Reichsluftschutzbund (RLB)) gave out the slogan of "Yes" (German: "Ja").
(see: http://www.12move.de/home/bunker-bs/propaganda.htm)

Basically this poster shows already here the situation of "David" against Goliath: A bowman shall fight bombers. There are many bombers, and by this one can consider these air planes as an allied coalition. So, there is the Reich (bowmen) against the rest of the world, and this fight will be fought with unqualified means (bow against air plane). Another interpretation would be that the air protection would be as easy as a children's bowman against all bombers. Probably the poster had this effect. There can be seen also religious emotions in the poster abused for the war by a cathedral in the background. Religious feelings are abused for war resp. the air protection has to protect the cathedral, a systematic propaganda trick coming up again and again.

Poster 3R "The fighter
                                        in the air protection"
                                        (orig. German: "Der Kämpfer
                                        im Luftschutz"), Goering,
                                        1935 vergrössernPoster 3R "The fighter in the air protection" (orig. German: "Der Kämpfer im Luftschutz"), Goering, 1935

This is the excerpt of a Goering's speech reinforcing the consciousness for an air protection in the population. This population is committed to air protection service with the claim: "The fighters of the air protection have as much responsibility and honor as the soldier at the front"

(orig. German:
  "Der Kämpfer im Luftschutz hat so viel Verantwortung und so viel hre wie jeder Soldat an der Front").

So, the official duty of air protection was - in it's meaning - equaled to the military service in the army (from: "Civil air protection" (orig. German: "Der zivile Luftschutz", 2nd edition, 1937, p.133).
(see: http://www.12move.de/home/bunker-bs/propaganda.htm)


At the same time this text of 1935 makes already clear where will go the Third Reich: Germany will be bombed and destroyed, in spite of Knight's Cross and swastika flags.

Also other countries had their preparation for air protection, but not so systematically as in Third Reich Germany...

Poster 3R "Air
                                        protection RLB" (orig.
                                        German: "Luftschutz
                                        RLB" with spear and shield vergrössernPoster 3R "Air protection RLB" (orig. German: "Luftschutz RLB" with spear and shield

The air protection posters hang out at all possible public places like railway stations, post office branches, banks, restaurants etc. Officially this was "enlightenment" of the population. "Shield bearers" in Third Reich were an important symbol for the combination of artistic design of posters with a high valued propagandistic validity. This was one of the patterns of political posters.
(see: http://www.12move.de/home/bunker-bs/propaganda.htm)

The shield bearer is taken from the wars of Stone Age. So, it's clear where will lead the Third Reich: There will come another Stone Age. Ah, everybody knew...
Poster of 3R "Air
                                        protection money lottery"
                                        (orig. German: "Luftschutz
                                        RLB Geldlotterie", 1935 vergrössernPoster of 3R "Air protection money lottery" (orig. German: "Luftschutz RLB Geldlotterie", 1935

NS regime had no scruple to combine the air protection propaganda with other propaganda in combination with the money instinct. Here Air protection was selling lottery tickets of a "First money lottery", and there should be given winnings of all in all 250,000 Reichsmark, and every body buying a lottery ticket at the Air protection was given a "Art's review" ("Kunstblatt"). By this the fright of bombings was combined with the money instinct to conceal the fright of the coming losses of a future war...
Stamps of 3R wit
                                        "Air protection RLB"
                                        ("Luftschutz RLB" with
                                        shield bearer, since 1935.R
Stamps of 3R wit "Air protection RLB" ("Luftschutz RLB" with shield bearer, since 1935.

By this, war propaganda is coming with every mail to in the house...

Poster of 3R "Woman in
                                        the Air protection"
                                        (German: "Frau im
                                        Luftschutz"), before 1938
vergrössernPoster of 3R "Woman in the Air protection" (German: "Frau im Luftschutz"), before 1938

The Air protection service was a duty also for the women.
(see: http://www.12move.de/home/bunker-bs/propaganda.htm)

The painted person is similar to a front-line soldier (the woman has no breasts), and the official shown equipment with helmet and gas mask container probably is shown to make the air protection helpers more equal to the soldiers, at least according to the status.

Comparing with original photos there can be seen helmets, but no gas mask containers.
Air protection
                                        assistants at Kuhlerkamp in
                                        Hagen in 1943
Air protection assistants at Kuhlerkamp in Hagen in 1943
(see: http://www.geschichte.fb15.uni-dortmund.de/sollbach.php)


Propaganda picture cards

Every big event in the Third Reich got "it's picture card". So, the manipulation is coming by mail service into the households.

Third Reich picture card of
                                    party convention with Hitler's bust
                                    at the stadium's entrance, 1934 Third Reich picture card of party convention with Hitler's bust at the stadium's entrance, 1934

The manipulation of this picture card is obvious: Hitler is the new Caesar, and he wants his place in the Walhalla hall. But there is a difference: Caesar was a war criminal and a liar, but he won all wars at the end and could prove a right feeling for his considerations, but Hitler had no personality but was a blocked Puer aeternus without any consideration of reality since 1941.

Ok, it's not forbidden to take Caesar as it's model until today...


Austria: murder of Federal Chancellor Dollfuss
Flyer of 3R in Austria:
                                      "member of the party the
                                      murder of the chancellor"
                                      (orig. German:
                                      "Parteimitglied der
                                      Kanzlermörder"), 1934
vergrössernFlyer of 3R in Austria: "member of the party the murder of the chancellor" (orig. German: "Parteimitglied der Kanzlermörder"), 1934

After the murder of Federal Chancellor Dollfuss in 1934 members of the Fatherland's Front are signing shops of National Socialists. The picture was published in the corporative state's propaganda newspaper "The Picture Week" (German: "Die Bilder-Woche").
(see: http://aeiou.iicm.tugraz.at/aeiou.history.docs/40006.htm)


1935

Poster of 3R "Triumph
                                        of the Will" (orig. German:
                                        "Triumph des Willens",
                                        1935 vergrössernPoster of 3R "Triumph of the Will" (orig. German: "Triumph des Willens", 1935

The propaganda film of Leni Riefenstahl shows the proceedings of NSDAP party convention of 1934 with excerpts of speeches of the higher party members, also from Hitler, referring to the proceedings in First World War and Versailles Treaty.

The film is a pioneering work for further propaganda films in the Reich and abroad and gets some awards.
(see: http://www.answers.com/topic/triumph-of-the-will)

But basically the term "Triumph of the Will" is very problematic because with this term it's not said that there are also situations in life in which there has to be reduced the will to reach a good solution. And the word "middle course" does not appear at all...



1936

NS Propaganda for self-affirmation (self-praise)
Poster with Hitler with the
                                        slogan "Long live
                                        Germany" (German:
                                        "Lang lebe
                                        Deutschland"), in 1936
                                        apr. vergrössernPoster with Hitler with the slogan "Long live Germany" (German: "Lang lebe Deutschland"), in 1936 apr.

The poster represents a typical party convention in Nuremberg. Hitler is shone by an "aureole" (sea of beams), and this is provoking also religious feelings at the viewer. Hitler shall be "holy".

All in all the shown person shows a youthfulness and the flag in the wind is symbol for new "swing". Hitler is shown here as a young front-line soldier yet, but in reality he is much more older at this time. Add to this it seems strange that the flag in the foreground and the flags in the backgrounds are not weaving into the same direction, so there can be seen already an important difference between the leader's clique and the rank and file of the party. This forest of flags is standing precisely for this opacity of the party which will later collapse by corruption and stubbornness of the "Fuehrer". Hitler had no developed personality and was later living for the laws he had created himself. After 1939 Hitler was not able to apply the law for the benefit of Germany in a flexible way.

Poster of 3R
                                      "National Socialism - the
                                      organized will of the nation"
                                      (German: "Der organisierte
                                      Wille der Nation"), 1936 ca. Poster of 3R "National Socialism - the organized will of the nation" (German: "Der organisierte Wille der Nation"), 1936 ca.

The poster represents a grim mood suggesting that measures must be taken so sun is shining again. The poster also suggests that strong men with "a will" are not permitted to have beautiful faces. So, this poster is absolutely unreal. The man in the foreground has got a head bandage referring to fights which are coming in the Reich.


Poster of 3R "Weapon SS
                                    with 17" ("Waffen SS ab 17
                                    Jahren"), since 1936 appr.
Poster of 3R "Weapon SS with 17" ("Waffen SS ab 17 Jahren"), since 1936 appr.

As long as there were only victories the SS was favored. Since the teens were 17 they had the possibility to enter the SS killing commandos and to get privileges for this. Since 1942 it was critical for the SS, and since 1943 men had to be forced into SS to "fill up" the SS corps. How can you force teens into SS? Detain them in a group session, lead them to a church and close the church for three days - and then the teens will enter SS...


1937

5 October 1937
"USA": Roosevelt's "Quarantine speech" in Chicago
against the fascist states (Ploetz, p.768).

Roosevelt, quarantine speech in
                              Chicago, 5 October 1937
Roosevelt, quarantine speech in Chicago, 5 October 1937

6 October 1937 apr.
Berlin: Sharp answer to Roosevelt's "quarantine speech"
against Roosevelt (Ploetz, p.768).

Posters

Poster of 3R
                                      "Farmer, think of air raid
                                      protection. Let's qualify! Reich's
                                      air raid protection
                                      association" (German:
                                      "Bauer, denk an den
                                      Luftschutz. Lass dich ausbilden!
                                      Reichsluftschutzbund"), 1937
Poster of 3R "Farmer, think of air raid protection. Let's qualify! Reich's air raid protection association" (German: "Bauer, denk an den Luftschutz. Lass dich ausbilden! Reichsluftschutzbund"), 1937

This poster should especially motivate the rural population to be active in air raid protection, "which is experientially heavy to be manipulated and to be won for the necessity of an air raid protection in the countryside" (orig. German: "die erfahrungsgemäss schwer zu beeinflussen und zu gewinnen ist, das Interesse für die Notwendigkeit und die Forderungen des Luftschutzes auf dem Land auslösen.")
(see:
Der zivile Luftschutz, 2. Auflage, 1937, S.262)
(see: http://www.12move.de/home/bunker-bs/propaganda.htm)


1938

The "people's gas mask"
From the beginning in air raid protection there is a heavy propaganda about possible attacks with chemical combat agents. In June 1937 there is promoted a "German people's gas mask" which is sold since 1938 as "VM37". The gas mask is "enhanced" during the following years yet.
(see: http://www.12move.de/home/bunker-bs/propaganda.htm)

Spring 1938
Annexation of Austria

NS propaganda for a "Yes" (German: "Ja") at the vote of 10 April 1938 has many variations with many tricks. But Austrian population has no idea what the annexation will mean. It will mean a reorganization of whole Austria and the installation of a German NS administration in Austria. Already three months after the annexation the majority of the Austrians is regrets the annexation bitterly.

NS annexation's propaganda in Austria in 1938
Propaganda tram in
                                        3R-Austria for the speech of
                                        gauleiter Buerckel for the
                                        people's vote about the
                                        annexation, 1938
vergrössernPropaganda tram in 3R-Austria for the speech of gauleiter Buerckel for the people's vote about the annexation, 1938

Propaganda tram in 3R-Austria
                                      "Buerckel is speaking"
                                      for the speech of gauleiter
                                      Buerckel for the people's vote
                                      about the annexation, 1938
vergrössernPropaganda tram in 3R-Austria "Buerckel is speaking" for the speech of gauleiter Buerckel for the people's vote about the annexation, 1938
Neon sign in 3R-Austria
                                      "Yes" (German:
                                      "Ja") with imperial
                                      eagle and swastika, at Hietzinger
                                      square in Vienna, 1938
vergrössernNeon sign in 3R-Austria "Yes" (German: "Ja") with imperial eagle and swastika, at Hietzinger square in Vienna, 1938
Poster in 3R-Austria
                                      "The whole population says
                                      Yes" (German: "Das ganze
                                      Volk sagt Ja", with Hitler
                                      salute, 1938
vergrössernPoster in 3R-Austria "The whole population says Yes" (German: "Das ganze Volk sagt Ja", with Hitler salute, 1938
Poster in 3R-Austria
                                      "The German Yes"
                                      (German: "Das deutsche
                                      Ja"), 1938, accompanied with
                                      male angles
vergrössernPoster in 3R-Austria "The German Yes" (German: "Das deutsche Ja"), 1938, accompanied with male angles

These propaganda tricks say:
-- who does not vote "Yes" is not of the folk
-- who does not vote "Yes" is not an Austrian.

Well, the angels will turn out as angels of the devil...


Propaganda picture cards

Picture card of 3R of NSDAP
                                      party convention at Nuremberg of
                                      1938
x
Picture card of
                                                NSDAP for the NS party
                                                convention at Nuremberg
                                                of 1927
Picture card of NSDAP for the NS party convention at Nuremberg of 1927

vergrössernPicture card of 3R of NSDAP party convention at Nuremberg of 1938

The picture card of 1938 is similar to the picture card of 1927, but there are some important differences: The soldier has not an asking posture any more (1927) but a quiet posture (1938). The town in the background is not red any more (communist) but the town is brown now (as brown as the Nazis). And the sky is not painted in a dangerous gray any more (1927) but is painted in yellow and blue. Well, in this manner one can pretend well any will of peace...





1938-1939

Propaganda poster
                                      "One folk, one Reich, one
                                      Fuehrer!" (orig. German
                                      "Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein
                                      Führer!", 1938 and 1939
Propaganda poster "One folk, one Reich, one Fuehrer!" (orig. German "Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer!", 1938 and 1939

After the annexation of Austria is coming out this poster with the slogan "One folk, one Reich, one Fuehrer!" (orig. German "Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer!"
(see: http://www.osterraederlauf.com/luegde/dresistance.html)

When Hitler had resigned at this point of history he had been one of the best leaders of German history in all history books. But there had to be put into action the last 20 pages of "Mein Kampf" yet...


1939
March 1939
Goebbels's propaganda: The English guaranty for Poland is presented as a policy of encirclement
(Ploetz, p.765), and by this is justified the abolishment of non-aggression pact with Poland. The documents and declarations of British, French and Polish government are concealed almost completely (Ploetz, p.765).

Summer 1939
Goebbels's propaganda: strong press campaign against Poland
(Ploetz, p.764)

Since 1919 Poland is a topic for aggressions in Germany since East Prussia is separated from German main lands, and since a part of German population was expelled from West Prussia in 1919 / 1920. Since many years Hitler wants to build an exterritorial motorway by Poland to East Prussia which the Polish government denies. In Poland also Germans are expelled, and both governments cannot find any solution.

Map of
                                        Poland 1919-1938
vergrössernMap of Poland 1919-1938

23 August 1939
German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact
->> now the German anti Bolshevistic propaganda is stopped totally (Ploetz, p.767).

Nonaggression pact between Third
                              Reich and Soviet Union, 23 August 1939,
                              Ribbentrop (behind in the middle), Molotow
                              (in the foreground, and Stalin (behind to
                              the right).
Nonaggression pact between Third Reich and Soviet Union, 23 August 1939, Ribbentrop (behind in the middle), Molotow (in the foreground, and Stalin (behind to the right).

NS poster about euthanasia
Poster "Here you are
                                      also carrying" (German:
                                      "Hier trägst du mit") as
                                      a propaganda for euthanasia, 1939
vergrössern Poster "Here you are also carrying" (German: "Hier trägst du mit") as a propaganda for euthanasia, 1939
x
Poster about
                                      euthanasia: "60 000 RM costs
                                      a hereditary defective"
                                      ("60 000 RM kostet dieser
                                      Erbkranke"), a poster from
                                      NSDAP race politic office
Poster about euthanasia: "60 000 RM costs a hereditary defective" ("60 000 RM kostet dieser Erbkranke"), a poster from NSDAP race politic office

Hitler was not capable to recognize his mental illness and was not capable to take a look to functioning democracies. Therefore principally Hitler was one of the candidates for euthanasia...

Germany: Theatric radio against "the enemy"
-- there are special news
-- there are front reports from the propaganda companies (German: Propaganda-Kompanie, PK)
-- there are radio comments of ministerial conductor of Propaganda Ministry, Hans Fritzsche
-- there is presented the feature story of Goebbels from the weekly "The Reich" (German: "Das Reich") (Ploetz, p.763).


1930-1940
Germany: Theatric films against "the enemy"

controlled by Goebbels and Hitler "personally", propaganda films:
-- "Victory in the West" (German: "Der Sieg im Westen")
-- "Jew Sweet" (German: "Jud Suess")
-- "Ohm Krueger" and others.
->> to promote the hostility against England and to promote antisemitism (Ploetz, p.764).

Poster
                                        "Jud Suess"
vergrössernPoster "Jud Suess"
Poster of the film
                                        "Ohm Krueger"
vergrössernPoster of the film "Ohm Krueger"

Picture card of 3R
                                        "General peace party
                                        congress 1939" (German:
                                        "Reichsparteitag des
                                        Friedens 1939") vergrössernPicture card of 3R "General peace party congress 1939" (German: "Reichsparteitag des Friedens 1939")

The eagle is shown in an aureole ("sea of beams") as it's often the case in Third Reich's propaganda (and also in other propaganda). Looking at the eagle there provoked a lot of religious feelings, and the people of these times hardly can resist to this. The manipulation is an absolute one and indirectly sanctifies war and militarism in the Third Reich.

The "General party congress of peace" was canceled after outbreak of war with Poland.
(see: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm)

since September 1939
War in Europa: There are used the same propagandistic means as during First World War
(Ploetz, p.762)

War propaganda
-- is primitive primitive atrocity propaganda
-- is lying tactics
-- the population is leaded in a fine suggestive way in the sens of the military aims

The aim:
-- to raise the will to fight
-- to undermine the enemy.

Means:
-- isolation of the population from press products from abroad
-- prohibition of listening of the radio of the enemy (Ploetz, p.762).

vergrössernPicture card "Danzig is German" (German: "Danzig ist Deutsch", 1939

Since 1919 Danzig is "Free town" with a majority speaking German. Poland did not allow any motorway from central Germany to Danzig, and the trains to Danzig had to be sealed and the curtains had to be shut. No German was allowed to look out of the train. So German propaganda had no problem to justify German occupation of Western Poland in 1939.

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Propaganda poster
                                        "Take care of spies - take
                                        care during talks" (German:
                                        "Achtung Spione - Vorsicht
                                        bei Gesprächen") in 1939
                                        apr.

Propaganda poster "Take care of spies - take care during talks" (German: "Achtung Spione - Vorsicht bei Gesprächen") in 1939 apr.

3 September 1939
Bromberg bloody Sunday and more Polish atrocities

Polish atrocities against Germans are used by Goebbels's propaganda to declare the thesis of "Polish primitivism" (German: "polnisches Untermenschentum") (Ploetz, p.765).

Bromberg bloody
                              Sunday, 3 September 1939, victims and
                              foreign journalists
Bromberg bloody Sunday, 3 September 1939, victims and foreign journalists

Since then the murder of Germans at Bromberg is used by German propaganda against Poland, and propaganda functions perfectly for a total occupation of Western Poland. The polish side meant that German army would consist of paper soldiers it a "march to Berlin" would be easy. High Polish army members also meant that the French would put into motion their armies to Southern Germany and Hitler would get into a two-front war now already. But these were all Polish false reports.
(see: Below: "As Hitler's adjutant" (German: "Als Hitlers Adjutant")

Germany: Wehrmacht propaganda in OKW for Wehrmacht sector and for homeland sector
published by the FHQ under the boss of Wehrmacht high command (German: Wehrmachtführungsstabes), Colonel-General Jodl (Ploetz, p.764).

Jodl, portrait
Jodl, portrait

Berlin: Struggle about leadership of propaganda against foreign countries

Goebbels and Ribbentrop are fighting about the leadership against the foreign countries. And also the NSDAP sector for foreign affairs (Auslandsorganisation der NSDAP) under Bohle is intervening (Ploetz, p.763).

Struggle about the propaganda against foreign countries

Goebbels, portrait
Goebbels, portrait
Ribbentrop,
                                        portrait
Ribbentrop, portrait

Bohle, portrait
Bohle, portrait

Berlin: Struggle about propagandistic influence in German newspapers
between "Reich's press chief" (German: "Reichspressechef") Dr. Otto Dietrich and Goebbels. Goebbels is mostly winning through by most unscrupulous ways (Ploetz, p.763).

Otto Dietrich, portrait
Otto Dietrich, portrait

German propaganda in naval war: Keyword is the blame of English piracy
(Ploetz, p.769)

Naval war: German propaganda is exaggerating the statistics of sinking of submarines of the enemy
->> by this it's possible to pretend heavy supply difficulties in England pretending that England would be blocked completely
->> with these success lies whole German population is consoled for food rations becoming more and more little (Ploetz, p.769).

September 1939
Naval war: sinking of British passenger steamer "Athenia"
Churchill personally is blamed for sinking of "Athenia" by German propaganda because there were many "Americans" on the steamer, and because Churchill wanted to create another "Lusitania" case (Ploetz, p.769).

German side in naval war wanted to interrupt English-"American" maritime trade to starve out England. To carry out this barbaric aim German submarines shot without warning English cargo ships.


Steamer Athenia
Steamer Athenia

since September 1939

Berlin: Almost no propaganda against "USA"
(Ploetz, S.768)


November 1939 ca.
Berlin publishes Polish documents about the outbreak of the war
indicating a war's policy of "US" ambassador Bullit in Paris and Biddle in Warsaw (Ploetz, p.768).

since December 1939 apr.
Violation of neutrality of "USA" by military aid for England
->> this is rated mildly by German propaganda because Hitler wants to prevent any war with "USA" (Ploetz, p.768).

since December 1939 apr.
German propaganda in the "USA": is carried out with the aim to foster the isolation of "USA"
(Ploetz, p.768)

End of 1939
Goebbels's propaganda: German White Books should support the thesis from German "defensive war" against Poland
-- with the method of omitting
-- with the method of isolated news taken out of the context (Ploetz, p.765).

1939/1940
Goebbels's propaganda: Churchill, Eden, Duff Cooper would be "warmongers"
(Ploetz, p.765)

Anthony Eden, portrait
Anthony Eden, portrait

Churchill with hat and
                                    cigar
Churchill with hat and cigar
Duff Cooper, portrait
Duff Cooper, portrait

1939/1940
Goebbels's propaganda: justification of the defensive war against Poland
(Ploetz, p.764)


Winter 1939/40
First English air planes intruding German air space
with little harm
->> German propaganda claims for "mobilization of world's conscience" and is threatening with counter strikes (Ploetz, p.768).


1939/1940
Drôle de Guerre: German propaganda above all against French soldiers at the frontier
oo  radio broadcasts for the French soldiers
oo  leaflets
oo  faked letters and parcels
oo  radio broadcasts with direct contacts to the soldiers at the front
oo  blaming English government for the war (Ploetz, p.765).


1939/1940
Finland war
Finland war has a very important meaning for the mis performance of propaganda. Red Army cannot win against clever Finnish skiing soldiers. Stalin's Red Army cannot advance and is defeated with some little won territories. This provokes all Western propaganda to the conclusion that the Red Army is weak and easy to defeat. Consequently all governments underestimate the Red Army thinking that Wehrmacht could reach Moscow in 8 or 12 weeks. And Hitler means that Soviet Union could be defeated also without England or without Japan. But this was a big fault...

Finland makes peace with Russia and gives in leaving some little territories to Russia. With this peace in spring 1940 Finland is shocking all Europe, and NS regime in Berlin means that Finland would drop out as alliance partner against communist Russia.
(see: Valentin Falin: Second Front ("Zweite Front")


Finland war: Finland's skiing soldiers stopping the Red Army
Finland war, soldiers
                                        marching
vergrössernFinland war, soldiers marching
Finland war, skiing
                                      soldiers in white
Finland war, skiing soldiers in white
Finland war, war
                                      poster with Finlandia flag
Finland war, war poster with Finlandia flag
Finland soldiers,
                                      Soviet lorry convoy stopped
Finland soldiers, Soviet lorry convoy stopped

Finland war, Soviet
                                      tanks destroyed
Finland war, Soviet tanks destroyed


1940

Third Reich propaganda posters

Poster of 3R "The enemy
                                      sees your light. Darken!"
                                      (orig. German: "Der Feind
                                      sieht dein Licht.
                                      Verdunkeln!"), since 1940
                                      about vergrössernPoster of 3R "The enemy sees your light. Darken!" (orig. German: "Der Feind sieht dein Licht. Verdunkeln!"), since 1940 about

The poster is really saying what means war: A skeleton on an air plane is symbolizing the dead, and the ball in it's hand is the bomb.

At the same time the scenery is absolutely unreal because the sky is cloud-covered, but air raids were performed mostly with clear sky. So, the clouds are a symbol for another "thunderstorm" coming up over Germany, resp. the poster claims that the enemy had hidden himself in the clouds, or the enemy had brought the thunderstorm clouds to Germany. That's all absolute nonsense because Hitler was the one who wanted the war, together with some industrialists from abroad.

The facts are other ones: The air raids were foreseeable for years resp. the whole world was waiting for the "technological development" to execute an "air war". For this "air war" Hitler has much too less antiaircraft defense, he has only  propeller-driven aircrafts, and the jet fighter is available since 1939 but is not in use because of the "protection of the pilots". And by all this, death is in fact coming over Germany. One can ask why the jet fighter was not used since 1939...

Leaflet in the 3R "This
                                    house is badly darkened"
                                    ("Dieses Haus ist schlecht
                                    verdunkelt"), since 1940 appr. Leaflet in the 3R "This house is badly darkened" ("Dieses Haus ist schlecht verdunkelt"), since 1940 appr.

During darkening there were guards walking through the streets controlling the darkening of every window if any light would be visible. Houses with failing darkening were noted and fixed a posting with the blaming text: "This house is badly darkened" (German: "Dieses Haus ist schlecht verdunkelt!"). So police spy society was developed on and on and it can be admitted that this procedure also was performed in other countries and also on the allied side with the exception of "USA" which had no air raid with the exception of Pearl Harbor in Pacific.

Text: "This house is badly darkened! By this not only the residents of this house are in danger, but also the neighbors. The enemy drops it's bombs where a light can be seen. Air raid guard and residents are wanted providing darkening of the house as fast as possible and absolutely completely. This posting will be removed only when all flats and the stair house - also to the court's side - will be darkened perfectly."

(orig. German:
"Dieses Haus ist schlecht verdunkelt! Dadurch sind nicht nur seine Bewohner, sondern  auch die Nachbarn gefährdet. Der Feind wirft seine Bomben dort ab, wo er einen Lichtschein bemerkt. Luftschutzwart und Hausbewohner werden aufgefordert, selbst dafür zu sorgen, dass auch in diesem Hause die Verdunkelung schnellstens und restlos durchgeführt wird. Dieser Anschlag wird erst entfernt werden, wenn alle Wohnungen und das Treppenhaus - auch nach der Hofseite - einwandfrei verdunkelt sind.")


Poster of 3R
                                      "Light is the safest bomber's
                                      target" (orig. German:
                                      "Licht ist das sichere
                                      Bombenziel"), since 1940
                                      apr.

Poster of 3R "Light is the safest bomber's target" (orig. German: "Licht ist das sichere Bombenziel"), since 1940 apr.

Text: "It could be confirmed that the hostile air planes in western parts of the country are attacking only during the night and let drop their bombs without any concept where can be seen a light. So everybody has it's duty to darken it's dwellings as fast as possible in it's own interest and in the interest of the whole folk to beware it from any harm from the air. What counts above all for the border region also counts for the home land. There has to be omitted also all that could provoke an intrusion in the night and a bombing provoked by any target."

(orig. German:
Text: "Es ist festgestellt worden, dass die feindlichen Flieger im westlichen Grenzgebiet fast ausschliesslich nachts angreifen und ihre Bomben dort planlos abwerfen, wo sie einen Lichtschein erkennen können. Es ist deshalb Pflicht eines jeden, die Verdunklung schnellstens durchzuführen im eigenen Interesse sowie im Interesse des gesamten Volkes, das es gilt, vor jedem Schaden aus der Luft zu bewahren. Was besonders für das Grenzgebiet gilt, gilt in dem gleichen Masse für das Heimatgebiet. Auch dort muss alles vermieden werden, was bei nächtlichem Einflug des Gegners irgendein Ziel für seinen Bombenwurf bieten könnte."
(see: http://www.12move.de/home/bunker-bs/bunker2b.htm)

This situation was at the beginning of air raid war when English air planes arrived German air space but did not know where they were, so they let drop their bombs on isolated light targets.

The idea to prevent air raids by preventing war was not in the program of the NS regime. And many criminal governments mean until now (2010) that air raids would be a method of politics...

Poster in 3R "Youth
                                        serving the Fuehrer - all 10s to
                                        Hitler Youth (HJ)" (orig.
                                        German: "Jugend dient dem
                                        Führer - Alle Zehnjährigen in
                                        die HJ") Poster in 3R "Youth serving the Fuehrer - all 10s to Hitler Youth (HJ)" (orig. German: "Jugend dient dem Führer - Alle Zehnjährigen in die HJ")

Psychological and physic child abuse in Third Reich was beginning with 10 years, and since 1936 Hitler Youth was compulsory.
(see: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm)

It can be assumed that in Soviet Union the child drill was similar.


England's propaganda posters

Poster England: Hitler in swastika
                          panties
Poster England: Hitler in swastika panties

1940 / 1941
"USA": German agents bribing public opinion in the "USA"
Nazi Germany is paying about 1 million dollars for publication of German friendly reports (Ploetz, p.763).


1940/1941
English air raids on German territory
German propaganda presents English air raids as "militarily useless" and are trivialized (Ploetz, p.769).

But concerning the darkening of houses the air raids were not trivialized...

since beginning of the 1940s
German-English radio war ("airwaves war") about the beginning of the war
->> every side accuses one another have "begun" the war
->> every side claims that their attacks would be only "revenge"
->> Goering claims: No English air plane will succeed intruding into German air space (Ploetz, p.768).

But English air planes have arrived already...

Farley, book "Radio
                                  War" 1932
Farley, book "Radio War" 1932


Who radio can be used for "radio war" was shown years before already in thrillers. Farley lets play an imaginary radio war of "USA" against Siberia.
(see: http://www.philsp.com/ComingAttractions/coming_attractions_200608.htm)

April 1940
German occupation of Denmark and Norway

NS regime claims for justification of occupation of Denmark and Norway:


-- neutrality of the two countries has to be protected
-- in Norway there were found British documents for British expansion of the war
-- NS leadership is operating with propaganda figures pretending a superiority of German air forces and with propaganda figures of high losses of English navy (Ploetz, p.766).


27 April 1940
Ribbentrop presenting English documents about expansion of the war
Ribbentrop presents a "White Book" about "English French policy of expansion of the war" (Ploetz, p.766).


10 May 1940 / Beginning of Battle of France
"Battle of France"
"Battle of France" is a project since the victory against Poland, and the Battle of France is postponed several times because of bad weather or because of other bad circumstances.
(see: Valentin Falin: Second Front (German: Zweite Front)

German propaganda justifies the attack of 10 May 1940 with an alleged English threat with a projected British French attack to the Ruhr basin (Ploetz, p.766).


Freiburg i.Br.: German friendly fire on Freiburg - the destination of the bombs was a French town
The German propaganda used the case threatening with "revenge" against England (Ploetz, p.768).


since 10 June 1940
Entry into the war of Italy: Anti  English propaganda is forced in the Arab regions
(Ploetz, p.767)


That's because England is ocupating Arab territories as "colonies" yet against any law of nation.

Poster of 3R "With our
                                        flags is the victory!"
                                        (orig. German: "Mit unsern
                                        Fahnen ist der Sieg"),
                                        1940 vergrössernPoster of 3R "With our flags is the victory!" (orig. German: "Mit unsern Fahnen ist der Sieg"), 1940

German eagle is taking territories in Europe as far as possible. The flags are moving in colons in lockstep like a wall. There is also a soldier's song with the same title...

Until August 1940 NS regime occupied the European countries Czechia, Western Poland, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, and France, and is administrating the former colonies of France in Africa. Far East with Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia is given to Japan. The Axis Powers are forcing a "axis unification" with a common frontier between Germany and Japan in India (see: Valentin Falin: Zweite Front), and communism should be backed behind Ural Mountains. That far should fly the eagle yet. This cannot come out well. But the propagandists mean that since the Finland war the Red Army would be a heap of caos and Wehrmacht could occupy Moscow in 8 to 12 weeks. That's why Stalin is working with Japan's new government since Hitler Stalin pact for a nonaggression pact - and Hitler does not know about this...
(Valentin Falin: Zweite Front)

Principally Stalin should be encircled by Germany and Japan, but Japan is not playing along any more...


19 July 1940
The English side is resigning all peace offers from Hitler's side

English government resigns to all offers of the Hitler regime for a common military campaign against communist Gulag Russia.

->> German propaganda has to maintain the belief of a final victory in the population in full strength
->> the English fascist leader William Joyce serves as "Lord Haw-Haw" for German propaganda (Ploetz, p.766).


William Joyce, portrait
William Joyce, portrait

Hitler is waiting on and on that Churchill will be with Hitler's Germany for the projected military campaign against Russia, but Churchill leaved Hitler against Russia alone. Churchill thinks in another way: When Hitler will be able to exploit the natural resources of Russia, so it will never be possible to win against Hitler any more...
(among others from: Valentin Falin: Second Front (German: Zweite Front)

And the Hitler fool is performing the military campaign against Russia in spite of all, although Japan and England are not part of it and although England even has it's position against Germany.


since August 1940 / after the occupation of France
German propaganda with it's Europe slogan ["fortress of Europe"]

NS regime calls:
-- all European countries should join the German Empire in Europe
-- the NS regime stresses the axis Rome-Berlin (Ploetz, p.766).

NS regime means that by the Europe slogan above all neutral countries would join which have refused until this point of time, above all Switzerland. But Switzerland also was also "interesting" when it will stay a democracy, because Switzerland turned now into an espionage center for all war parties.
(see: Jean Ziegler: Switzerland, the gold and the deads (German: Die Schweiz, das Gold und die Toten)

since 13. August 1940
Strong German bombings on England
NS government in Berlin justifies the forced bombings against England with British attacks on German towns (Ploetz, p.769).

since 7 September 1940
The Battle of Britain: Large-scale attack on London

The Battle of Britain is declared by German propaganda as a "retaliatory attack" (Ploetz, p.769).


English population gets a staying impression of German bombings against English towns. London population has to fly to tube tunnels. Parts of London's population took the flight to the north of England where they were not either sure. English towns without air raid defense were exterminated systematically by German fire storms. Resistance in the English population against Nazi Germany was rising and called for revenge. English Royal Air Force was fighting for it's life, and England only can breathe freely when Hitler is making it's military campaign against communist Russia. Royal Air Force succeeds with first carpet bombing  against German town in 1942 only, but then with precise destruction, with fire hurricanes.
(see: Bombing index)

since autumn 1940
German "Europe" slogan is succeeding
Some South Eastern countries were joining the German Empire now (Ploetz, p.766).


20 November 1940
German bombing of Coventry
NS regime is claiming that England would be shortly before it's ruins. NS propaganda is creating the new word "to coventrize" (Ploetz, p.769).
Coventry 1940
Coventry 1940


Propaganda poster of communist Soviet Union

Poster of SU "Stalin
                                        is taking care of all of
                                        us", 1940 Poster of SU "Stalin is taking care of all of us", 1940

The poster is one single big lie. Stalin regime had tremendous problems with it's army. Stalin let murder a big part of the officers in 1937, and against Finland he had lost a war. After the nonaggression pact with the Third Reich Stalin had to fulfill the treaty delivering natural resources and corn that was missing for the own population. So, this poster is a big "sedative pill" before the "big storm". And the whole world knew what will come after the occupation of France.

Stalin only could confirm his government hoping that other neighbors would not make war against Russia. So he could contract a nonaggression agreement with Japan - which was the Japanese revenge against Hitler for his nonaggression pact with Russia in 1939. So he could prevent a pincer movement (when Germany and Japan would attack Russia at the same time), and it could be foreseen that Hitler would turn into a second "Napoleon".
(see: Valentin Falin: Second Front (Zweite Front)



1941

Third Reich propaganda posters

Poster of 3R
                                      "Darken!" with a dome,
                                      1941 appr. vergrössernPoster of 3R "Darken!" with a dome, 1941 appr.

The poster shows a window and the moon in a bright moonlit night. The scenery is real because the air raids were performed always during a bright moon light. The cathedral in the background plays again with religious feelings to which the lower class and the middle class can hardly resist. Add to this the church was also praying for the Reich, for the war, and for the victory - against communism.
Leaflet RLB showing the
                                    fighting of firebombs, in 1941
                                    appr. Leaflet RLB showing the fighting of firebombs, in 1941 appr.

There were meetings with demonstrations teaching how firebombs could be extinguished which had hit the attic.
(see: http://www.12move.de/home/bunker-bs/propaganda.htm)

NS regime tried to suppress the danger and forced the population to empty the attics so nothing could catch fire there. In the case of an impact of a fire bomb one should run into the attic with a basket of water in the hands, one should take the bombs into the hands and to put into the water. Since 1942 there were "fire storms" also in Germany with over 1000 bombs and all defense with water baskets was in vain.

The big enigma will be for ever why Hitler only used the jet fighter only in 1945. The justification "protection of the pilots" from the high acceleration must be a faked reason, because the jet fighters also could accelerate in a slow way. It seems that Hitler wanted to see the population suffering, so the population would develop more fury against the enemy yet.

Poster of 3R "German youth
                                    working and fighting" (orig.
                                    German: "Deutsche Jugend
                                    arbeitet und kämpft") in 1941
                                    appr. Poster of 3R "German youth working and fighting" (orig. German: "Deutsche Jugend arbeitet und kämpft") in 1941 appr.

German youth was systematically militarized and above all was deployed in agriculture, then also in the air raid defense, and at the end also in the last defense "Volkssturm".


1941
German advance to North Africa is supported by Italian propaganda
(Ploetz, p.767)

April 1941
German propaganda for military campaign to the Balkans
NS propaganda claimed that the military campaign to the Balkans would be "necessary" to stop any British "attempt causing trouble". The fight would not be against the populations but against the governments who were slaves of Britain (Ploetz, p.767).


since April 1941 apr.
German propaganda disguising the preparations for the military campaign against Russia
with the aim to install an European unity front against Gulag Soviet Union
-- claiming that there would be prepared an English landing
-- there were well performed "indiscretions" which should confuse the enemies

-- there was published a "Redbook" of Antikomintern describing the anti-German position of Soviet Union and of the Communist Party (KP) during the time of the nonaggression pact

-- there was the claim that the Russian side would prepare attacks against Germany (Ploetz, S.767).

Broad circles of the neutral countries follow the German propaganda against Russia giving later any technical aid to the Third Reich, also when it's is clear that Hitler will turn into a second Napoleon...

since April 1941 apr.
German propaganda in Russia against the communist system is not taking place and is a missed opportunity for the German propaganda

Ploetz:
"Concerning the people of USSR (Ploetz, p.767) the propagandistic chance of an influence with anti Stalin propaganda cannot be used because Hitler's madness of Eastern primitiveness makes it impossible for him to see the psychologic situation of these populations. Only to the non-Slavic populations (Caucasus, Crimea) there is sometimes a good propaganda instigating some independence movements.

Also during the later times of the war it's not possible for the German propaganda to use the starting possibilities of anti Stalin propaganda (Vlasov army) because Hitler prohibits any support for such movements.

So, there stays unused a big chance of German psychological warfare. And also atrocity propaganda against Bolshevism - which is partly true - does not change this position." (Ploetz, p.768)

(orig. German:
"Gegenüber den Völkern der UdSSR (Ploetz, S.767) kann die propagandistische Chance einer Beeinflussung im antistalinistischen Sinne nicht genutzt werden, da Hitlers Wahn vom östlichen Untermenschentum ein echtes Erfassen der psychologischen Situation dieser Völker verhindert. Lediglich gegenüber den nichtslawischen Völkern (Kaukasus, Krim) ist zeitweilig eine geschicktere Propaganda, die deren Selbständigkeitsbestrebungen anspricht, möglich.

Auch in den späteren Phasen des Krieges gelingt es nicht, die immer noch vorhandenen Ansatzmöglichkeiten (Wlassow-Armee) propagandistisch auszuwerten, weil Hitler jede Unterstützung dieser Bestrebungen verbietet.

So bleibt eine grosse Chance für die deutsche psychologische Kriegsführung ungenutzt. Daran ändert auch die in bestimmten Abständen immer wiederkehrende Greuelpropaganda gegen den Bolschewismus, obwohl z.T. auf Tatsachen beruhend, nichts." (Ploetz, S.768)

May 1941
Rebellion in Iraq against colonial rule
->> Since then German propaganda is also acting in Arab regions (Ploetz, p.767).

since 22 June 1941
Beginning of the military campaign against Russia ("Barbarossa")
The NS regime calls the fight against Bolshevism as an "European task" (Ploetz, p.766). From one moment to another German anti-Bolshevist propaganda gets it's revival (Ploetz, p.767).


Poster of SU: "Don't
                                      gossip, the walls have their
                                      ears", since 1941 vergrössernPoster of SU: "Don't gossip, the walls have their ears", since 1941
Poster of SU: The telephone
                                      speaker is a Fascist friend (since
                                      1941). vergrössernPoster of SU: The telephone speaker is a Fascist friend (since 1941).

By this is warned that telephone communications can be listened. Important things should not be spoken on the telephone any more.
Poster of 3R "European
                                    victory - your prosperity"
                                    (orig. German: "Europas Sieg -
                                    dein Wohlstand"), July 1941
                                    appr. vergrössernPoster of 3R "European victory - your prosperity" (orig. German: "Europas Sieg - dein Wohlstand"), July 1941 appr.

This poster is showing Nazi visions with a strong hand grabbing European Soviet Union for natural resources (oil, industries and corn), and with Winston Churchill having died resp. England should be Churchill's grave. Well, it came the other way round...

Add to this the poster conceals who big the Soviet Union is, and how little Europe is. The Russian campaign had no chance from the beginning, when England was not neutral and Japan did not attack Soviet Union from the east. But Hitler and his generals refused to believe this as it seems. Perhaps Hitler and his generals also were put under pressure from abroad because NSDAP was essentially financed from abroad, and the financers waited for the "reward" now (see: Hitlers Financiers).

25.11. 1941
More countries joining to Anticomintern pact - and this is celebrated in Germany
(Ploetz, p.767)

During military campaign against Russia - which should have ended already - more and more countries join the anti communist Antikomintern, and German policy is pretending always yet a belief of a final victory, although the war cannot be won any more considering any statistics: The lightning war tactics (German: "Taktik des Blitzkriegs") has failed...
(in: Valentin Falin: Second Front (German: Zweite Front); Michael Gerlach: Calculated Murders (German: Kalkulierte Morde)


7 December 1941
Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor on Hawaii
(Ploetz, p.768)

Pearl Harbor / Harbour, the battle ships
                          Maryland and Oklahoma in 1941
Pearl Harbor / Harbour, the battle ships Maryland and Oklahoma in 1941

"US" President Roosevelt knew about the Japanese air raid attack since 10 days before. He allows the attack sacrificing 2,000 human lives having a cause of war against the axis powers and declaring war against the axis powers. Only in the 1990s the population is given the information that Roosevelt did allow this Japanese attack.
(in: Robert B. Stinnetts: "Day of Deceit")

Roosevelt, war declaration of 8 December
                          1941
Roosevelt, war declaration of 8 December 1941

since 7 December 1941
Beginning of sharp German propaganda against "USA"
-- "USA" and Roosevelt are named "warmonger no. 1"
-- there are personal offenses as were against Churchill already (Ploetz, p.768).

Poster of SU: "Winter
                            fashion", end of 1941
vergrössernPoster of SU: "Winter fashion", end of 1941


1942

Third Reich propaganda leaflets


Leaflet of 1942 with leader's
                                    words against English bombs
                                    1939-1940
Leaflet of 1942 with leader's words against English bombs 1939-1940

We can see Goering (above), Hitler (in the middle), and Robert Ley (below).

Goering's leader's word of 9 August 1939:
"We won't hand over the Ruhr basin to one single hostile bomb."
(orig. German:
"Wir werden das Ruhrgebiet auch nicht einer einzigen Bombe feindlicher Flieger ausliefern.")

Hitler's leader's word of 4 September 1940:
"When British air force is dropping 2 or 3 or 4 thousand kilos of bombs, so we will drop in one single night 150 000, 180 000, 230 000, 300 000, 400 000 and more kilograms."
(orig. German:
"Wenn die britische Luftwaffe 2 oder 3 oder 4 Tausend Kilo Bomben wirft, dann werfen wir in einer Nacht 150 000, 180 000, 230 000, 300 000, 400 000 und mehr Kilogramm.")

Ley's leader's word of 20 August 1940:
"The way to England is free, - Germany has got dominance in the air space!"
(orig. German:
"Der Weg nach England ist frei, - Deutschland besitzt die Vorherrschaft in der Luft!")

For the urban population the lies were only too obvious. Meanwhile in 1942 the English air force was performing commandos with 1000 bombs. One by one the centers of the towns were destroyed by "fire storms", Cologne, Hamburg and the towns in the Ruhr basin, with murder of civil population without strategic sense. In many cases strategic industries were spared from destruction until 1944.The center of Berlin could not be destroyed in one night because of it's massive stony construction. Berlin had nights of bombing for months.
(see: David J. Irving: "And German towns have not died" (orig. German: "Und Deutschlands Städte starben nicht")


Third Reich propaganda posters

Poster of 3R "Purchase
                                      popular gas mask" (German:
                                      "Erwirb Volksgasmaske"),
                                      1942 appr. vergrössernPoster of 3R "Purchase popular gas mask" (German: "Erwirb Volksgasmaske"), 1942 appr.

There was always gas mask propaganda, but gas was not applied. Churchill threatened that he would apply gas against German towns when German troops would apply gas at the eastern front against Russia. But the problem was evident: The troops did not want to enter a contaminated town with the danger also to be contaminated by the gas. So there was only gas propaganda, there was one mustard gas case in Poland, and there were gas accidents.
(see: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemische_Waffe)
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Poster of 3R "Come with
                                      us to Children evacuations",
                                      since 1942 vergrössernPoster of 3R "Come with us to Children evacuations", since 1942

Children evacuations (German: Kinderlandverschickung, KLV) to the country side were performed by NS People's Welfare (German: NS-Volkswolfahrt, NSV) and basically the idea was to give poor children the chance of a relaxing holiday trip. Because of the increasing bombings since September 1940 children between three and 14 years were evacuated from the towns to safe territories under leadership of "Reichsjugendführer" and leader of Hitler Youth, Baldur von Schirach. In the KLV evacuation camps was performed a corresponding mental manipulation in the sense of National Socialism.
(see: http://www.12move.de/home/bunker-bs/propaganda.htm)

The poster is from 1942 or 1943. Children evacuations were not a duty but were recommended.
(see: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm)

The poster pretends a joyful holiday trip. Reality was another one: The children did not know if their parents would live yet after return...

Poster of 3R in occupied
                                      Europe: "Germany's European
                                      mission" (German:
                                      "Deutschlands europäische
                                      Sendung"), since 1942 appr. vergrössernPoster of 3R in occupied Europe: "Germany's European mission" (German: "Deutschlands europäische Sendung"), since 1942 appr.

This poster was posted in occupied NS territories and in NS satellite states since 1942.
(see: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm)

The poster has many manipulative elements. Once again there is an aureole, this time coming from the eagle, lightening Germany, resp. Germany stays in a sea of beams. At the same time German eagle is enthroned as an absolute power protecting the air space. the wing hanging down is marking the frontier to Asia pretending a posture of defense against Russia. All is a lie: The eagle is in a two-front war, the air space is not protected at all, and communism will - also because of Hitler's stubbornness - push forward up to Berlin. The lie of such posters will be in mind in Europe for a long time yet...

England's propaganda posters

Poster in England: Hitler as
                                      "Maneater" on skulls,
                                      1942-1943
vergrössernPoster in England: Hitler as "Maneater" on skulls, 1942-1943

The poster presents Hitler as a bloodthirsty maneater gnawing at a leg's bone. There are skulls around him representing different European countries suffering Nazi occupation (France, Greece, Yugoslavia, Poland, Belgium) or which have adopted some Nazi rule (Rumania / Romania). The sky is painted in a dark blue as it is before coming the night, the soil is orange as it would be a mixture of yellow (sand of the desert) with red (blood). The poster is predicting: The countries with NS law are in a desert without food and without water. They were forced by Hitler there. There will be many deaths, and the night is coming for these countries, and the culprit is Hitler alone, this says the poster.

Hitler had had all possibilities to end the war and to install a status quo in Europe. But he even rejected Stalin's peace offers, with the simple justification that he did not want another Versailles tribunal against Germany. And then came the night for Germany...

And many of Hitler's subordinates would have had the power to declare Hitler as an ill person and to make him fall - but the illness "victory madness" and the illness "war" are not recognized as illnesses until today...

And Hitler had Parkinson, had terrible amalgam in his mouth (provoking nerve damage) and was committing drug abuse. Well, what comes out when Germany is in the hands of a Parkinson man, you will see below...


Propaganda posters of "USA"

Poster of the
                                      "USA": "United We
                                      Win", since 1942 vergrössernPoster of the "USA": "United We Win", since 1942
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This propaganda was necessary to convince the peace movements to be part of the armament against the NS regime and against Japan. "USA" were in danger to be encircled by Germany and Japan.
(see: Valentin Falin: Zweite Front)

Well, considering the collaboration of "US" industry with German Nazi industry this poster is absolutely obsolete...

The poster also has a racial aspect. A black and a white man are composing an air plane cockpit. The blacks should help the whites winning the war. But at the end the racial laws were not abolished and equality between blacks and whites was introduced during the 1970s only. The white race and it's colonial government on the native's continent were absolutely unfaithful so, not only referring to this poster.

Natives are missing totally on this poster although "USA" are on native's soil...

Poster in the
                                      "USA": "Avenge
                                      Pearl Harbor! Our bullets will do
                                      it", 1942 appr.
vergrössernPoster in the "USA": "Avenge Pearl Harbor! Our bullets will do it", 1942 appr.

Now the white "US" government called for revenge of Pearl Harbor. The poster shows some frightening details. We see air planes with red points marked as Japanese. The white man is swimming with it's life jacket in the sea symbolizing the situation of "USA" which would drown if there was no resistance. But the white man stays alone, without blacks and without natives. So it's clear who is giving the commands in the war, and it's clear that blacks and natives will not count in the statistics. The stars on the life jacket are the symbol of the occupation of the native's continent. Women do not exist either on the poster. The raised fist of the man is symbol for his fury. The man has got white hairs and a white pointed beard and has got a Caesar's hook nose. This combination is very rare, and every element represents a characteristic: White hair for wisdom, the pointed beard for Asian wisdom which has to be defeated, and Caesar's hook nose stands for the future victory. The sky is yellow representing the hope. The poster is stimulating the viewer to copy the man.

Well, considering the collaboration of "US" industry with German Nazi industry this poster is absolutely obsolete...

Poster in the
                                      "USA": "Our
                                      Carelessness - Their Secret Weapon
                                      - Prevent Forest Fires", 1942
                                      appr. vergrössernPoster in the "USA": "Our Carelessness - Their Secret Weapon - Prevent Forest Fires", 1942 appr.

"USA" are in a two-front war (like Hitler Germany), against the Nazi symbol and against the Japanese flag with the red sun, whereby the "American" continent never is attacked. Anyhow white "US" government means that it is it's right to erase town by town on European continent and on Japanese islands. This is justified by the slogan "Prevent Forest Fires". The poster indicates that there would be big fires in the "USA". But this is not at all the case, but the fact is the contrary: The "USA" are erasing whole towns in Europe and are provoking fires in Europe, and later also in Vietnam etc. With this poster is beginning global destructive policy of "USA", from Europe over Vietnam up to Iraq.

And, considering the collaboration of "US" industry with German Nazi industry this poster is absolutely obsolete...

Poster in the
                                      "USA": Women's brigade
                                      WAAC, 1942 vergrössernPoster in the "USA": Women's brigade WAAC, 1942

On 15 May 1942 President Roosevelt signed a law for a foundation of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). The women replace the men on working places like driver, parachute production, translator, cook, weather service, air space control.
(see: http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/workshops/womenshistory/SESSION1.html)

WAAC was set up because "US" army was in danger of lack of men. The soldiers themselves did not like WAAC. They feared that women also would become women soldiers and would harm their "maleness", or they feared the loss of a war safe job.
(see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_Army_Corps)

The sentence: "This is my war too!" with a white blond women with a flag with stars and stripes in the background also reminds the proud "American" times since 1776.

But, considering the collaboration of "US" industry with German Nazi industry this poster is absolutely obsolete...

Poster in the "USA":
                                    "Buy Victory Bonds",
                                    1942-1945
Poster in the "USA": "Buy Victory Bonds", 1942-1945

The poster shows clearly the two-front war of the "USA" between the swastika and the Japanese flag with the red sun. There are several propaganda tricks: Third Reich and Japan are represented as dark, spider like hands. Well, for many persons spider is provoking anxiety. These spiders want to snatch at the white woman with a white baby, whereby the Japanese hand is already touching the white woman, not so the German hand. Why: Japanese bombs fale on Hawaii which was "US" territory, but German bombs have not dropped on the "USA" yet. But now the main manipulation comes: The "American" white woman and above all the baby are symbol for innocence, as "USA" would be innocent for this situation. But "US" industrials were essentially helping Hitler's war machinery (Henry Ford, antiknock agent, bonds etc.). All in all the poster is a big falsification of reality. And the poster is provoking the lowest male instincts to protect women and child from bugs, all in all very racist statement.

Well, considering the truth about criminal racist warmonger "USA", "USA" is the spider since 1942...

since 1942
English air raids on German territory - German propaganda tactics
-- system to conceal everything
-- system to juggle with shot statistics
-- stressing the character of terror of the attacks (Ploetz, p.769).

That all war is terror - this was not allowed to think. Practically whole Eastern Europe and half of European Russia were in ruins by German bombs, and this was hidden by the nazis to their folks what they were doing there...


since 1942 appr.
-- Greece: suffers a harsh Italian occupation policy
-- western Yugoslavia: suffers a harsh Italian occupation policy
-- Serbia: suffers a harsh German occupation policy

Harsh occupation policy means harsh revenge reactions, kin liability, 10 murders for 1 murder, deportations, camps with disastrous conditions etc.

The consequence of the harsh occupation policies was that German propaganda in later times had almost no success (Ploetz, p.767).

November 1942
North Africa: successful English American landing
->> German propaganda prescribed this landing as a "treason" by Darlan, Giraud, and by other French generals (Ploetz, p.770).
Darlan, portrait
Darlan, portrait

Giraud, portrait 1940
                                      / 1941
Giraud, portrait 1940 / 1941

since November 1942
English propaganda against French Vichy government is becoming sharper
(Ploetz, p.770)

And now in January 1943 there is the defeat of Stalingrad, but German nazi propaganda is going on...

1943

Third Reich propaganda posters


Poster of 3R "30 January
                                      1933-1943. One fight - one
                                      victory" (orig. German:
                                      "30. January 1933-1943. Ein
                                      Kampf - ein Sieg"), 1943 vergrössernPoster of 3R "30 January 1933-1943. One fight - one victory" (orig. German: "30. January 1933-1943. Ein Kampf - ein Sieg"), 1943

30 January 1943 is 10 years birthday of NS takeover of power. The poster should be a symbol for 1933 in combination with a military victory in 1943. After Stalingrad the poster was confiscated.
(see: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm)

The poster is painted very dark, basically not at all typical for a 10 years anniversary. The poster pretends to the viewer that a victory would be possible by flag marches and Hitler salute, and add to all this march was in absolute obscurity. In fact Germany was more and more in "the dark", and also the army (Wehrmacht) was marching more and more in the dark, and all hope for a victory was a big lie. Already half a year before in the middle of 1942 it was clear that Hitler would not win his Russia military campaign when "USA" sent new tanks to communist Stalin in his Gulag Soviet Union...

Picture card in 3R
                                      "Fuehrer orders, and we
                                      follow" (German: "Führer
                                      befiehl, wir folgen"), 1943 vergrössernPicture card in 3R "Fuehrer orders, and we follow" (German: "Führer befiehl, wir folgen"), 1943

This picture card wants to use the defeat of Stalingrad as an opportunity to claim the absolute servility. The ruins of Stalingrad are painted in red with the communist flag with the communist star. But there is the Fuehrer's hand coming with it's mission light. The hand is coming in an "aureole" (sea of beams) provoking religious feelings in the viewers soul to which the population of these times hardly can deprive. The picture card wants to say: When you follow to the Fuehrer, so you will be "holy", and it's a "holy" war against communism, against the red towns. Well, so the complete collapse is "holy", and the German population has to follow the Fuehrer to it's collapse...
Poster of 3R "Victory or
                                      Bolshevism" (German:
                                      "Sieg oder
                                      Bolschewismus"), February
                                      1943
vergrössernPoster of 3R "Victory or Bolshevism" (German: "Sieg oder Bolschewismus"), February 1943

Shortly after the defeat of Stalingrad this poster is coming up pretending that German population has only the choice between victory or Bolshevism with caos. Party propagandists ware instructed to post this poster more than others.
(see: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm)

The poster is a mockery about the proceedings. "Victory" shows a German blond mother with a blond, long haired daughter in her arms, and the daughter is making the raised fist as signal for the fight. But many German towns are already in ruins, and many children are already separated in children evacuation camps. Bolshevism is painted as a dark world where people cannot walk any more. They are on the floor bracing with it's arms, and a dark figure is watching supervising them. Also this scenery is an absolute lie because the Red Army was always better organized now and in the back whole Russia was working to supply the wounded and to produce weapons.

Poster of 3R "One fight,
                                      one will, one victory at any
                                      price" (German: "Ein
                                      Kampf, ein Wille, ein Ziel: Sieg
                                      um jeden Preis"), 1943 appr.
vergrössernPoster of 3R "One fight, one will, one victory at any price" (German: "Ein Kampf, ein Wille, ein Ziel: Sieg um jeden Preis"), 1943 appr.

The poster shows men in posture of attack, but the expected deads are missing.

Industry chimneys give much smoke but it's not enough for the big victory because allied industry is also working at full stretch, but the poster conceals this fact. The price will be Germany...

All in all it's absolutely sarcastic to speak of a victory yet because "USA" were helping communist Gulag Soviet Union. So, "US" industry was supporting both war parties instead of bocking the help for the Third Reich...

Poster in 3R: "Adolf
                                    Hitler is the victory" (German:
                                    "Adolf Hitler ist der
                                    Sieg!")
Poster in 3R: "Adolf Hitler is the victory" (German: "Adolf Hitler ist der Sieg!")

Victory propaganda of NS government is sparked off again in 1943 referring to a decisive battle on the Russian front, with many new weapons, with decisive parts from Switzerland. Slowly but steadily German population is realizing that drowning of it's Empire is coming when Hitler would go on like this, because victories are hardly reported, and "USA" is supporting Stalin's Red Army with weapon supplies over the Norwegian Sea and over Iran.
Poster in 3R: "Protect
                                      your harvest, this secures
                                      victory!" (German:
                                      "Schützt die Ernte, sie
                                      sichert den Sieg!"), in 1943 vergrössernPoster in 3R: "Protect your harvest, this secures victory!" (German: "Schützt die Ernte, sie sichert den Sieg!"), in 1943

This poster from "Reichs Association for Avoidance of Damage" (German: "Reichsarbeitsgemeinschaft Schadenverhütung") calls for a prevention against harvest damages showing how a little fire on the soil in front of a granary is extinguished. This fire had been provoked by an unobservant smoking farmer.
(see: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm)
Poster in 3R in Ukraine:
                                      "Report to Galician Legion
                                      fighting against Bolshevism"
                                      (German: "Melde dich zur
                                      Galizischen Legion zum Kampf gegen
                                      den Bolschewismus"), in 1943
                                      appr. vergrössernPoster in 3R in Ukraine: "Report to Galician Legion fighting against Bolshevism" (German: "Melde dich zur Galizischen Legion zum Kampf gegen den Bolschewismus"), in 1943 appr.

This is a recruitment poster for an SS division of Ukrainian nationalists. There were other posters in this manner in other NS occupied countries, e.g. in Holland or in Norway.
(see: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm)

After Stalingrad NS regime had more and more difficulties to fill up the SS unites because the membership in the SS signified more or less a safe death. At the end people were forced to enter the SS, e.g. imprisoning them in a church for three days etc.
Poster in 3R: "The enemy
                                      is listening" (German:
                                      "Feind hört mit"), in
                                      1943 vergrössernPoster in 3R: "The enemy is listening" (German: "Feind hört mit"), in 1943

The shaver says: "When I will tell you this: At..." (German: "Wenn ich Ihnen das sage: Am... "). Then the poster claims: "The enemy is listening" (German: "Feind hört mit"). At least six more posters in this manner were posted.
(see: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm)

The poster simply has the function to provoke anxiety and to blame the enemy for the projected German defeat. But Hitler had many possibilities to make peace.
Poster in 3R "Come out
                                      with old clothing and shoes"
                                      (German: "Heraus mit alten
                                      Spinnstoffen und Schuhen"),
                                      1943 vergrössernPoster in 3R "Come out with old clothing and shoes" (German: "Heraus mit alten Spinnstoffen und Schuhen"), 1943

Third Reich could not win new natural resources and now was dependent on a recycling system. By this the population was instructed to hand out old clothes and shoes
(see: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm)
Poster of 3R "At the end
                                    will be victory" (German:
                                    "Am Ende steht der Sieg"),
                                    1943 appr. Poster of 3R "At the end will be victory" (German: "Am Ende steht der Sieg"), 1943 appr.

One more time German eagle stands in an "aureole" (sea of beams) provoking again religious feelings in the viewer's soul to which the ordinary population cannot resist. The poster suggests that "victory" believers will be "holy". Swastika stands in a circle of victory laurel. The colors are hold in romantic colors of a sunrise promising a good sunny day. The eagle is placed where the sun is, so the Nazi eagle should be the sun itself.

At the end of the war there will be a victory in fact, the victory over war. Europe of 1945 is abolishing war, and - with the exception of stupid Yugoslavia - this motto was kept until today (2010) and is supported by a common currency. This in fact is a victory, but without swastika, and without aureole.


Poster in 3R Austria:
                                      "Help winning as air
                                      intelligence assistant"
                                      (German: "Hilf siegen als
                                      Luftnachrichtenhelferin"),
                                      1943 appr. vergrössernPoster in 3R Austria: "Help winning as air intelligence assistant" (German: "Hilf  siegen als Luftnachrichtenhelferin"), 1943 appr.

Basically this poster is more or less neutral, but it discovers the hopelessness of NS government depending on women in the war which basically never had been foreseen.

since 1943
German propaganda announcing "revenge" against England: preparation of first rockets
(Ploetz, p.769)

German propaganda: slogan "Fortress Europe"
Since this time Nazi propaganda pretends protecting Europe from Bolshevist flood with the slogan "Fortress Europe", to support mentally the common fight (Ploetz, p.767).

since 1943 appr.
German propaganda against England and "USA": They would be steered by "International Jewry"
->> "International Jewry" is declared "world's enemy" to provoke even more resistance in German population

and: The western allied are presented as assistants and promoters of Bolshevism, and "Christianity" of England and "USA" is called a "hypocrisy" (Ploetz, p.768).

since January 1943
After defeat of Stalingrad German propaganda is concealing and concealing
-- German propaganda is going on stressing "superiority of German soldiers"
-- German propaganda is going on stressing "superiority" of German leadership, now in the defense
-- there is concealment and disguising, in change with brutal presentation of the reality, provoking a shock in the population and provoking more fighting in the population (Ploetz, p.769).

February 1943
Goebbels's propaganda: For weeks he is presenting the Katyn case
(Ploetz, p.764)

Poster about Katyn in
                                      3R France: "When Soviets will
                                      win the war - so Katyn will be
                                      everywhere" (French: "Si
                                      les soviets gagnaient la guerre -
                                      Katyn partout")
Poster about Katyn in 3R France: "When Soviets will win the war - so Katyn will be everywhere" (French: "Si les soviets gagnaient la guerre - Katyn partout")

The poster shows Lenin or another person with a star formed collar sharpening hammer and sickle. But it's concealed that basically Hitler wanted to do the same with Russia...
Poster about Katyn in
                                      3R Slovakia "Forest of the
                                      deads at Katyn"
Poster about Katyn in 3R Slovakia "Forest of the deads at Katyn"

The poster shows how Russians are shooting Polish officers. The poster shall be a warning that in Gulag communism everybody will be shot who resists against communism.
(see: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm)
Poster in 3R: "Scrap
                                        paper collection 1943",
                                        April 1943
vergrössernPoster in 3R: "Scrap paper collection 1943", April 1943

Now in Third Reich was lack of all raw material, also paper, and scrap paper collections were introduced.

The poster shows joyful children, first of course an Aryan blond boy, then a brown haired boy, and finally a blond Aryan girl. The children are carrying big bundles of papers, the first boy also carries a book and a card case under his arm. So, it seems as if the children would perform the scrap paper collection. This means that Hitler Youth now also contributed their share to the war with children from 10 to 13 years old, resp. probably the children were "employed". The grinning of the boys seems to be a childish joy, or perhaps because related to the performance because perhaps there was a reward to have. But basically the children were in children evacuation camps...

All in all there were destroyed many documents of value during Second World War, in Germany and in the occupied territories. The documents not only burnt, but were given to recycling, or even were used as toilet paper...

Poster in 3R "Produce
                                        weapons for the front"
                                        (German: "Schafft Waffen
                                        für die Front"), summer
                                        1943
vergrössernPoster in 3R "Produce weapons for the front" (German: "Schafft Waffen für die Front"), summer 1943

A factory manager hands over some hand grenades to a soldier, and at the bottom of the poster is shown the industry producing on and on. Important parts came from Switzerland, e.g. from ABB for rockets, or from the "USA", e.g. the antiknock agent.

The front which never stops, this was the eastern front, and Nazi propaganda was pretending yet that a victory against the Red Army would be possible - referring to the figures of soldiers against an absolute superior Red Army.

But industrialists in Third Reich were going on to be "interested" in a "victory" because with war production it was easy to fill one's pockets, and the bank accounts for this were untouchable in Switzerland...

August/September 1943
Capitulation of fascist Italy and capture of Mussolini

->> German propaganda calls the capitulation of Italy a "treason" of Italian king and Italian government of Badoglio

->> German propaganda claims that Badoglio alone had made possible the landing of "American" troops in Italy (Ploetz, p.770).

Armistice of Italy in 1943
Armistice of Italy in 1943


Allied propaganda posters

Poster of the allied:
                                      swastika is broken, 1943 Poster of the allied: swastika is broken, 1943

Four hands in the same form braking the swastika. The arms have their flags on their arms painted, and geographically they are more or less well orientated with France and "USA" to the left, England up to the right, and the Soviet Union below to the right. But there are missing further allies because these were not all. There are missing Canada and Belgium for example. And swastika is going in the wrong direction. The allies did not notice this. Mirroring the picture with a swastika turning itself in NS direction would mean that hammer and sickle would go to the wrong direction and that the flags of the allies would be badly orientated.

The sky with the concentrating cumulus predicts a thunderstorm for Germany.

But the poster is only a big false appearance because big parts of the allied industries are also producing for German war production - up to the end of the war!

Propaganda posters of the "USA"

Poster of the
                                        "USA": "Work as
                                        hard as a Jap", 1943 appr. vergrössernPoster of the "USA": "Work as hard as a Jap", 1943 appr.

"If you worked as hard and fast as a Jap we'd SMASH Tokyo a lot quicker."

The sky threatens with the Japanese flag with the Japanese beaming sun. The text is shown before a school class. The pupil in the foreground is a black with glasses. The whole school class are only blacks. So, the poster as absolutely racist saying that black would work slower than whites, and that the saying on the poster would be above all for the blacks.
Poster of the
                                        "USA" against Japan:
                                        "Don't talk - rats have BIG
                                        ears", in 1943 appr. vergrössernPoster of the "USA" against Japan: "Don't talk - rats have BIG ears", in 1943 appr.

This poster is very complex. In front of the Japanese flag with the Japanese beaming sun the Japanese rat is cleaning the main island of Japan with a samurai sword. The ears are bigger than the rat itself. The rat has got an Asian hat with a communist star on it. Perhaps this is an allusion that the spy will be in a disguise listening to Russia. At the bottom to the left there is a person watching Russia, Between the graphics and the mouse there is a direct link. The glasses are the glasses of Japanese Emperor Hirohito.

The presentation of Japanese people as mice is absolutely racist and includes the allusions that they would be varmints.



1944

Propaganda leaflets of Soviet Union

Leaflet of SU
                                        showing Hitler with a chain of
                                        skulls, in 1944 appr.
Leaflet of SU showing Hitler with a chain of skulls, in 1944 appr.


Leaflet of SU
                                        "Hitlers crusade"
                                        showing Hitler passing dead
                                        bodies of his soldiers, in 1944
                                        appr.
Leaflet of SU "Hitlers crusade" showing Hitler passing dead bodies of his soldiers, in 1944 appr.

Hitler was going on refusing any peace. He also did not want to go to exile. Soviet leadership is presenting the lost battles concealing the own losses of communism in the Gulag and in the war.

Third Reich propaganda posters

Poster of 3R about evacuation
                                    of children to the countryside:
                                    "Air terror is going on -
                                    mothers, bring your children
                                    away!" (orig. German: "Der
                                    Luftterror geht weiter - Mütter,
                                    schafft eure Kinder fort!"),
                                    1944 Poster of 3R about evacuation of children to the countryside: "Air terror is going on - mothers, bring your children away!" (orig. German: "Der Luftterror geht weiter - Mütter, schafft eure Kinder fort!"), 1944

The own terror NS leadership cannot confess. War and victory madness are not recognized as illnesses until today (2010)...

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Poster of 3R: "Mam,
                                      bring me away! - air terror is
                                      going on", in 1944 appr. vergrössernPoster of 3R: "Mam, bring me away! - air terror is going on", in 1944 appr.

The child is taking the flight from the bombs and is asking being brought away.
(see: http://www.12move.de/home/bunker-bs/propaganda.htm)

The scenery is absolutely unreal because a child always wants to stay with it's mother. So the child can have said only: "Mam, when will we leave?" or "Mam, where will we go?" But the mother has to stay in town and has to help fire-fighting because there have hardly left men in town because the men are at the front, and many of the men yet in town are handicapped and are not capable for fire-fighting operations.

The child is walking on a fire carpet and has to flee from the bombs. So, the poster shows a fire storm and is an indirect confession of NS defeat against the allies which have practically the total air supremacy over whole Germany. And one may ask why the "Fuehrer" let fighting going on and nobody has taken measures, and why the jet fighters were not used.


Poster of 3R in Holland
                                      against terror
                                      "America", 1944 x



vergrössernPoster of 3R in Holland against terror "America", 1944

The picture shows a robot Yankee with wings of the "US" Air Force and with two white and two black arms, with a hat of Ku-Klux-Klan and with many more "details" of "American" superficial "culture":

-- a women in summer clothes as "Mis America" with native feathers and with plugged Jazz trumpet
-- another woman as "Miss America" in summer clothes with military hat of 1865 and "American" flag
-- at the left black arm there is a rope to hang people, in the hand is a record
-- in the right hand of the black arm is a banker with a dollar sack
-- in the hand of the left white arm is a rifle and on the wrist is a handcuff
-- in the hand of the right white arm is the drumstick of a timbal with a poster with a Jewish star serving the robot as torso
-- the torso over the timbal consists of a birdcage where a black man is sitting in a white trousers on a stone watching a black woman with white mini skirt dancing. The floor of the cave has got the title "Jitterburg - Triumph of Civilization"
-- at one leg there is a ribbon with the text "World's most beautiful leg"
-- the feet of the Yankee robot are bloody bombs and one foot just has bombed a temple hall. The other leg is in the air threatening what is under it.

In the background there can be seen the Statue of Liberty and New York sky line, right Holsten gate of Luebeck and an old center of a German town with a fountain in the foreground, behind the red smoke there can be seen slim steeples, e.g. from Saint Mary's church of Luebeck.

Below to the left there is a little person with huge mouse ears shown with the back to the viewer with a shield in red writing: "De U.S.A. zullen de Europeesche Kultur van den andergang redden" ("USA should save European culture from their destruction").

This cartoon describes the conditions in the "USA" very well: The white beauty queen has put an adornment of a native chief whereby teh natives in the "USA" have the "American" passport but have no rights and are partly eliminated. The symbol of the cave for the blacks is right because there is strong racism in the "USA" until the 1970s, and the blacks are not eliminated, but they are shut up in a box concerning their rights. The banker with it's dollar sack is the shugar of the "USA" for impoverished Europe. Superficiality of the white "American" population allows the war against Europe and is laying - together with English units - not only all German towns, but also towns in Holland and in France in ashes. So, there is the question which "Freedom" is represented by the "Statue of Freedom" of New York, because: The banks of the "USA" have financed communism and Third Reich at the same time...

But unfortunately it's not an act bringing peace to point out the mistakes of the other ones when oneself one is not capable to create peace, and Hitler had no middle course between victory or flight. So, this cartoon is good, but is only a bad diversion.


Propaganda poster in Italy

Poster of Saló Republic:
                                      "Black Brigade"
                                      (Italian: "Brigate
                                      nere"), 1944 vergrössernPoster of Saló Republic: "Black Brigade" (Italian: "Brigate nere"), 1944

In July 1944 Mussolini gave the order to militarize it's Fascist Republican Party. All members were forced to be members in the Black Brigade ("Brigate nere"), a new armed unit taking over the functions of the army and of the police and integrating paramilitary groups (Italian SS, X Mas etc.). Principally the Black Brigade was responsible for the climate of terror in northern Italy from 1944 to 1945, operating under a black flag (Italian: "bandiera nera").

(see: http://keynes.scuole.bo.it/ipertesti/il_ventennio/ Propaganda%20fascista%20della%20RSI.htm)

The skull on the flag is speaking for its own. The man is a blond fighter type with tanned head and tanned arms, athletic like a body builder. But such strong vulgarians mostly don't have much in their brain because they only know their school books.

1944
German propaganda with the "wonder weapon"
->> in big parts of the German population stays the hope for a turn in the aerial war until winter 1944/45 (Ploetz, p.769).

since 1944/45
Germany: Whispering campaigns gain importance
(Ploetz, p.764)

since April 1944 appr.
"Atlantic Wall" is called as "insuperable" by German propaganda
-- presentation in the radio and in films
-- there is the hope, that this propaganda would force the resistance of German western army
-- there is the hope that this bluff would hinder an allied invasion in the west for ever (Ploetz, p.770).

Atlantic Wall, Hanstholm battery 1
Atlantic Wall, Hanstholm battery 1

since June 1944
German "revenge" against England with V1 and V2
(Ploetz, p.769)

6 June 1944
Allied landing in France
->> German propaganda claims the landing of allied troops was wanted to eliminate them afterwards (Ploetz, p.770).

June / July 1944
3 months for building a base
The allies suffer heavy fights with house-to-house fighting and trench warfare. The allies need 3 months building a definite base.
(from
: Tagesanzeiger online: Das Martyrium der Normandie; 3 August 2010;
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/kultur/buecher/Das-Martyrium-der-Normandie/story/22913122)

August 1944
German retreat from France and Belgium
->> German propaganda acting by whispering campaign blames high officers for the retreat because of "treason": von Kluge, and von Stuelpnagel (Ploetz, p.770).


since September 1944
Call for the last defense "Volkssturm" ("popular storm")

Poster in 3R: "For
                                      freedom and life, popular
                                      storm!" ("Um Freiheit
                                      und Leben, Volkssturm!"),
                                      since September 1944 vergrössernPoster in 3R: "For freedom and life, popular storm!" ("Um Freiheit und Leben, Volkssturm!"), since September 1944

Under the denomination of "Volkssturm" ("popular storm") the NS regime lets mobilize elders and youth for a fight against allied troops.
(see: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm)

There are some remarkable elements in this poster: Writing is very declined and implicating a movement arriving at the two defenders, and this moving should be halted by the weapons of the defenders. This should make clear to the viewer that now the case is all or nothing. Native soil of the Old Reich has to be defended. There is not one single warlike action shown on the poster, but there can be seen two men, one young, another old, in a position of defense, as if they would hold two flagpoles in their hands. This position is real as long as the allies have not come yet. Also the equipment is probably real, in reality with shovels or medieval spears in their hands, without uniform, without helmet, without emergency provision and without pistol. So, the poster represents the whole truth, whereby only the superior allied armies are missing. Because when the allied armies would be represented on the poster all knew very quickly that in this case there is nothing to win any more...

October 1944
Eastern front: Break through of Red Army to East Prusia
->> German propaganda is commenting this break through with the presentation of Soviet atrocities (Nemmersdorf) and by this provokes panic in the German population
->> the presentation of Russian atrocities has to be stopped (Ploetz, p.770).

When Nemmersdorf was re-occupied by German forces on 21 October 1944, there could be detected that 23 German civilians were shot by Red Army, mostly women and children. It's the first documented act of atrocity of the Red Army on German soil in Second World War.
(http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massaker_von_Nemmersdorf)


And the Red Army is violating on and on and on...

since 16 December 1944
Ardennes offensive: German propaganda stressing new force of German army
(Ploetz, p.770)

plus: German propaganda compares the campaign with the Battle of France of 1940 [!] (Ploetz, p.771).

Analyzing the Battle of the Bulge Hitlers tanks only had luck because there was cloudy weather and the allies had no way to inform what was going on for one week...

Principally this Ardennes offensive is one of the big criminalities of Hitler because he had been able to give way to the Western allies protecting the Eastern Front against communism, but Hitler did not want peace. He was going on playing a poker with his "wonder weapons", but the allies had changed their tactics and Germany was going to be without fuel...


since end of 1944
Collapse of the Ardennes Offensive
->> German propaganda calls the collapsed offensive as a trial to "trouble" the allied offensive preparations (Ploetz, p.771).


Poster of the SU: The three big allied
                            ("USA", England, and
                            "SU") are cording up Hitler's
                            neck, 1944 appr.
Poster of the SU: The three big allied ("USA", England, and "SU") are cording up Hitler's neck, 1944 appr.

1945

since the beginning of 1945
Goebbels's propaganda against America and to keep on against the allies against the Morgenthau plan and against "enslavement"

Ploetz:
<"Morgenthau plan" and other allied projects for Germany were stimulating Goebbels's propaganda provoking a fight of despair against these forces who wanted to "enslave" and to "eliminate" the German population.>

(orig. German:
<Der "Morgenthau-Plan" sowie die bekannt gewordenen alliierten Pläne für Deutschland leiten Wasser auf die Mühle der Goebbels-Propaganda, die das Volk zu einem Verzweiflungskampf gegen die Kräfte aufruft, die das deutsche Volk "versklaven" und "vernichten" wollen.> (Ploetz, S.771)

January 1945
Eastern front: Red Army breaking through at Oder river

->> German propaganda named "fortresses" and defensive lines for an alleged preparation of a counter offensive, and by this manipulation should be stopped the escape movement

->> many Germans believed in this propaganda thinking themselves safe for too long and then they were rolled over by Red Army (Ploetz, p.770).

30 January 1945
Germany: film propaganda for "keeping on"
"Kolberg" a.o. (Ploetz, p.764).


Film Kolberg
Film Kolberg

since February 1945
German propaganda propagating "Werewolf" calling collaboration with the allies as "treason"
->> then there are some "Werewolf" actions against Germans who are collaborating with the allies (Ploetz, p.771).

April 1945
Battle of Berlin - Berlin is trapped by the Red Army
->> until 28 April 1945 German Nazi propaganda pretends to Berlin population that there will be the possibility to be liberated claiming to keep on (Ploetz, p.770).

12 April 1945
Death of Roosevelt
(Ploetz, p.771)

20 April 1945
Hitler's birthday

Goebbels's propaganda going on dispersing "victory confidence"
with the conjuration of historic parallels when Berlin also was encircled but was liberated soon (Frederick the Great in Seven Year's War, and czarina Elisabeth has died, and President Roosevelt has died)
->> but this propaganda has no effect any more (Ploetz, p.771).

May 1945
Balance of the German propaganda machinery in Europe

Ploetz:
"During Second World War German propaganda had big effect in the homeland, and allied propaganda against Germany had almost no effect. Until 1945 psychological warfare of the allies (with Soviet part) in Germany has almost no success. In their own countries the allied propaganda is a big help for victory.

At the other side also German propaganda (with the exception of the Arab region) has no effect in other countries. All in all one can make out that psychological warfare within the own national borders has proven oneself, but as a mean to decompose the enemy's resistance has failed."

(orig. German:
"Im zweiten Weltkrieg hat sich die deutsche Propaganda im Innern als erfolgreich, die gegen Deutschland gerichtete alliierte als wenig wirksam erwiesen. Bis 1945 bleibt der psychologischen Kriegsführung der Alliierten (einschliesslich der Sowjetischen) in Deutschland jeder grössere Erfolg versagt, während sie innerhalb ihrer eigenen Länder überall Entscheidendes zum Siege beiträgt.

Andererseits vermag auch die deutsche Propaganda (abgesehen vom arabischen Raum) nicht über den von Deutschland beherrschten Raum hinaus zu wirken. So kann man zusammenfassend feststellen, dass sich die psychologische Kriegsführung innerhalb der eigenen Staatsgrenzen durchweg bewährt, jedoch als Mittel zur Zersetzung er Widerstandskraft des Gegners versagt hat." (Ploetz, p.762)


Poster in 3R Austria:
                                      "Freedom and life. Popular
                                      storm" (German:
                                      "Freiheit und Leben.
                                      Volkssturm!"), May 1945
vergrössernPoster in 3R Austria: "Freedom and life. Popular storm" (German: "Freiheit und Leben. Volkssturm!"), May 1945


Poster in SU:
                                      "Victory!" May 1945
vergrössernPoster in SU: "Victory!" May 1945


Poster of antifa "One
                                      folk, one Empire, one
                                      asshole" ("Ein Volk, ein
                                      Reich, ein Arschloch")
vergrössernPoster of antifa "One folk, one Empire, one asshole" ("Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Arschloch")


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Photo sources

-- Goebbels, propaganda minister of Third Reich: http://www.inidia.de/joseph_goebbels.htm

1924

-- poster of Weimar Republic "Germany's liberation" with swastika sun: http://rexcurry.net/socialist-propaganda/posters1.html

-- Japanese flag with red sun: http://www.ww1-propaganda-cards.com/allies_celebrating_alliances.html

1927

-- picture card of party convention of 1927: http://www.ak190x.de/Information/AKrekorde/Propaganda/propaganda2.htm

1928

-- poster of Weimar Republic "Brake Dawes' chains, list 10, Hitler movement ("Brecht die Dawes-Ketten Liste 10 Hitler-Bewegung"): http://rexcurry.net/socialist-propaganda/posters1.html

1930

-- poster of Weimar Republic "Red War" ("Der Rote Krieg"): http://rexcurry.net/socialist-propaganda/posters1.html

1932

Posters in Weimar Republic against Hitler "Promise all, won't keep nothing, elect list 1, Social Democrats" (German: "Verspreche alles, halte nichts, wählt Liste 1 Sozialdemokraten"), 1932: http://www.teachersparadise.com/ency/de/wikipedia/w/wi/widerstand_gegen_den_nationalsozialismus.html

Posters in Weimar Republic for Hitler:

-- "Open the gate, list 2" ("Stösst auf das Tor Liste 2") July 1932: http://rexcurry.net/socialist-propaganda/posters1.html

-- "Give the system the answer. Elect Hitler" ("Gebt dem System die Antwort. Wählt Hitler") 1932: http://stolz.by.ru/Das_3_Reich/propaganda/photo3.htm
-- "Our last hope: Hitler" ("Unsere letzte Hoffnung: Hitler"), 1932: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/core.nsf/a/hmd_info16
-- "We want work and bread. Elect Hitler!" ("Wir wollen Arbeit und Brot. Wählt Hitler!") 1932: http://www.opendemocracy.net/globalization-institutions_government/nazi_russia_3511.jsp
-- "The front, the fist. Elect front-line soldier Hitler!" ("Der Stirn, der Faust. Wählt den Frontsoldaten Hitler!"): http://www.opendemocracy.net/globalization-institutions_government/nazi_russia_3511.jsp
-- "Work and bread by list 1" ("Arbeit und Brot durch Liste 1"): http://www.friends-partners.org/partners/beyond-the-pale/eng_captions/47-2.html
-- "Hitler for Reich's President" ("Hitler wird Reichspräsident"): http://rexcurry.net/socialist-propaganda/posters1.html
-- "Work and bread. List 1" ("Arbeit und Brot Liste 1") with swastika sun: http://rexcurry.net/socialist-propaganda/posters1.html


1933

-- poster against Hitler with Grim Reaper swastika 1933, review "The Nation" ("Die Nation"):  http://www.cfkeep.org/html/stitch.php?s=73192218293615&id=77169699573116

-- picture card of 3R "Concentration of Hitler Youth HJ" ("Gebietsaufmarsch Hitler-Jugend HJ") 1933: http://www.ak190x.de/Information/AKrekorde/Propaganda/propaganda2.htm

-- Hitler's speech, hands up:  http://hqz591.skynetblogs.be/post/3828371/hitler-was-een-bevlogen-redenaar
-- Hitler's radio speech: http://www.wdr.de/themen/kultur/rundfunk/oeffentl_rechtl_rundfunk/drittes_reich/index_teil_1.jhtml
-- Hitler pointing the direction: http://www.domarus.net/Audio.htm

1933 / 1934

-- poster of 3R with popular radio "Whole Germany listening the Fuehrer" ("Ganz Deutschland hört den Führer"), about 1933 / 1934

1934
-- poster and stamps of 3R for air raid protection: http://www.12move.de/home/bunker-bs/propaganda.htm
-- air raid assistants in in Kuhlerkamp in Hagen 1943: http://www.geschichte.fb15.uni-dortmund.de/sollbach.php

-- picture card of 3R of party convention 1934:
http://www.ak190x.de/Information/AKrekorde/Propaganda/propaganda2.htm

-- Austria, murder of Dollfuss and posted leaflet at a shop window "party members murderer of the Chancellor" ("Parteimitglied der Kanzlermörder") 1934: http://aeiou.iicm.tugraz.at/aeiou.history.docs/40006.htm

1935

-- film poster "Triumph of the Will" ("Triumph des Willens"): http://www.answers.com/topic/triumph-of-the-will

1936

-- poster of 3R "Long live Germany" ("Es lebe Deutschland"): http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm
-- poster of 3R "The organized will of a nation" ("Der organisierte Wille der Nation"), 1936 appr.:  http://www.nazi-lauck-nsdapao.com/nazi-posters-mjolnir.htm
-- poster of 3R "Weapon SS with 17 years" ("Waffen SS ab 17 Jahren"), since 1936 appr.: http://www.bild.t-online.de/BTO/news/aktuell/2006/08/14/guenter-grass-beichte-aufstand/hg-4-waffen-ss.html

1937

-- Roosevelt Chicago Quarantine Speech: http://history.sandiego.edu/gen/WW2Index/picindex5.html
-- poster of 3R "Farmer, think of air raid protection" ("Bauer, denk an den Luftschutz"): http://www.12move.de/home/bunker-bs/propaganda.htm

1938

Annexation of Austria
-- propaganda tram for people's vote: http://aeiou.iicm.tugraz.at/aeiou.history.docs/51394.htm
-- propaganda tram "Buerkel is speaking" ("Bürkel spricht"): http://aeiou.iicm.tugraz.at/aeiou.history.docs/51383.htm
-- poster of 3R Austria "German Yes" ("Das deutsche Ja"): http://aeiou.iicm.tugraz.at/aeiou.history.docs/51382.htm
-- poster of 3R Austria: "The whole folk says yes" ("Das ganze Volk sagt Ja"): http://web.utk.edu/~glenn/PropTechniques.html
-- neon sign in 3R Austria: "Yes" ("Ja"): http://aeiou.iicm.tugraz.at/aeiou.history.docs/51396.htm

-- picture card of party convention of 1938:  http://www.ak190x.de/Information/AKrekorde/Propaganda/propaganda2.htm

1938 / 1939

-- Poster of 3R "One folk, one Empire, one Fuehrer" ("Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer"): http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm

1939

-- map of Poland 1939: http://www.poloniatoday.com/history11.htm

-- nonaggression pact 3R-SU 23 August 1939, Ribbentrop, Molotov, and Stalin: http://www.lexi-tv.de/lexikon/thema.asp?InhaltID=1529&Seite=2
-- picture card of 3R: "Danzig is German" ("Danzig ist deutsch"): http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/p/propaganda.html
-- poster of 3R "Attentions spies - take care during talks" ("Achtung Spione - Vorsicht bei Gesprächen"): http://www.fortunecity.de/lindenpark/caesarenstrasse/69/plakate/pp33-45/ppnszw.html

Euthanasia:
-- Poster "Here you are also carrying" (German: "Hier trägst du mit"): http://death-camps.org/euthanasia/t4intro_d.html
-- "60,000 Mark": http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm

-- film: Jud Suess: http://www.dhm.de/lemo/objekte/pict/d2a08915/index.html
-- film: Ohm Krueger: http://www.dieterleitner.de/fl14_filmpro.htm

-- picture card of 3R, "peace party convention" 1939: http://www.ak190x.de/Information/AKrekorde/Propaganda/propaganda2.htm

-- Jodl, portrait: http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/nuremberg/NurembergOthers.html
-- Goebbels, portrait: http://www.vigrid.net/krystallnatten.htm
-- Ribbentrop, portrait: http://www.holokausztmagyarorszagon.hu/index.php?section=1&type=portrait&change_toc=2
-- Bohle, portrait: http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=25151

-- Otto Dietrich, Reich's press chief: http://www.bundesarchiv.de/foxpublic/4DB5CDD20A06221200000000171A354F/findmittelinfo.html

-- Bromberg bloody Sunday 3 September 1939, foreign journalists taking photos of the victims: http://www.zobten.de/History/History.htm

-- Athenia, Englisher steamer: http://www.geocities.com/mppraetorius/com-at.htm

-- Anthony Eden, portrait: http://www.born-today.com/Today/d01-14.htm
-- Churchill with hat and cigar: http://www.picturesofengland.com/England/famous/Winston_Churchill
-- Duff Cooper, portrait: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/2WWduff.htm

1939 / 1940

Finland war

-- skiing soldiers, Soviet convoy and Soviet tanks: http://uralica.com/finnliv.htm
-- soldiers marching: http://mods.moddb.com/6155/the-white-death/
-- flag with title "Finlandia": http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/finland/finland.html


1940

-- poster of 3R "Enemy sees your light. Darken!" ("Der Feind sieht dein Licht. Verdunkeln!"): http://www.12move.de/home/bunker-bs/propaganda.htm
-- leaflet "This house is badly darkened" ("Dieses Haus ist schlecht verdunkelt"), since 1940 appr.: http://www.12move.de/home/bunker-bs/viewer.htm?schlechte-verdunklung.jpg&
-- leaflet "Light is secure bomb target" ("Licht ist das sichere Bombenziel"), since 1940 appr.: http://www.12move.de/home/bunker-bs/bunker2b.htm
-- poster of 3R "Youth serving the Fuehrer - all 10s to Hitler Youth HJ" ("Jugend dient dem Führer - Alle Zehnjährige in die HJ"), 1940: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm

-- poster of GB: Hitler in swastika panties: http://www.answers.com/topic/propaganda-2

-- Farley, book "Radio War" cover of 1932: http://www.philsp.com/ComingAttractions/coming_attractions_200608.htm

-- poster of 3R "With our flags will be the victory" ("Mit unsern Fahnen ist der Sieg"), 1940: http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/p/propaganda.html

-- William Joyce, portrait: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/jury/bailey/joyce.html

-- Coventry 1940: http://www.cwn.org.uk/heritage/blitz/after-high-street.htm

-- poster of SU "Stalin is taking care of us" ("Stalin passt auf uns auf"): http://www.stranzl.net/?m=200611

1941

-- poster of 3R "Darken!" with dome, 1941 appr.: http://www.12move.de/home/bunker-bs/propaganda.htm
-- leaflet of RLB showing the fighting of fire bombs, 1941 appr.: http://www.12move.de/home/bunker-bs/propaganda.htm
-- poster of 3R "German Youth working and fighting" ("Deutsche Jugend arbeitet und kämpft"), 1941 appr.

-- poster of SU "Don't chatter, the walls have ears" ("Nicht tratschen, die Wände haben Ohren"): http://www.stranzl.net/?m=200611

-- poster of 3R "Victory of Europe - your prosperity", July 1941 appr.: http://web.utk.edu/~glenn/PropTechniques.html

-- Pearl Harbor / Harbour, battleships Maryland and Oklahoma 1941: http://www.homeofheroes.com/pearlharbor/pearl_7ashes.html
-- Roosevelt, war declaration 8 December 1941: http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/tmirhdee.html

-- poster of SU: "winter fashion", end of 1941: http://www.answers.com/topic/socialism-and-lgbt-rights


1942

Third Reich propaganda posters

-- leaflet of 3R: Fuehrer's words against English bombs: http://www.nls.uk/propaganda/black/leaflet_09.html

-- poster of 3R "Popular gas mask" ("Volksgasmaske"):
-- poster of 3R "Come to childrens' evacuation" ("Kommt mit in die Kinderlandverschickung"), since 1942: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm
-- poster of 3R in the occupied territories: "Germany's political mission" ("Deutschlands politische Sendung") 1942: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm

Propaganda poster of England
-- poster of GB: Hitler as "Maneater" with skulls of the occupied countries: http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/p/propaganda.html

Propaganda posters of the  "USA"
-- poster of the "USA" "United We Win" 1942 ca.: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/powers_of_persuasion/united_we_win/united_we_win.html
-- poster of the "USA" "Avenge Pearl Harbor" 1942 appr.: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angriff_auf_Pearl_Harbor
-- poster of the "USA" "Prevent Forest Fires" 1942 appr.: http://www.solarnavigator.net/history/pearl_harbour.htm
-- poster of the "USA" "WAAC. This is my war too", 1942-1945: http://history1900s.about.com/library/photos/blywwiip24.htm; http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/workshops/womenshistory/SESSION1.html
-- poster of the "USA" "Buy Victory Bonds" 1942-1945: http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/p/propaganda.html

-- Darlan, portrait: http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/admiral_darlan.htm
-- Giraud, portrait: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Giraud

1943

Third Reich propaganda
-- poster of 3R "One fight - one victory" ("Ein Kampf - ein Sieg!") 1943: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm
-- picture card "Fuehrer give orders - we follow" ("Führer befiehl - wir folgen"): http://www.ak190x.de/Information/AKrekorde/Propaganda/propaganda2.htm
-- poster of 3R "Victory or Bolshevism" ("Sieg oder Bolschewismus") February 1943: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm
-- poster of 3R "Victory at any price" ("Sieg um jeden Preis") 1943 appr.: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm
-- poster of 3R "Adolf Hitler is the victory" ("Adolf Hitler ist der Sieg") 1943: http://web.utk.edu/~glenn/PropTechniques.html
-- poster of 3R "Protect the harvest - this safes the victory" ("Schützt die Ernte - sie sichert den Sieg") 1943: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm
-- poster of 3R in Ukraine "Report to Galician Legion fighting against Bolshevism" (German: "Melde dich zur Galizischen Legion zum Kampf gegen den Bolschewismus"), in 1943 appr. http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm

-- poster of 3R "The enemy is listening" ("Feind hört mit") 1943: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm
-- poster of 3R "Come out with old clothes and shoes" ("Heraus mit alten Spinnstoffen und Schuhen") 1943: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm
-- poster of 3R: eagle with aureole "At the end is victory" ("Am Ende steht der Sieg"): http://www.nazi-lauck-nsdapao.com/adolf-hitler-books.htm

-- poster of 3R Austria "Help winning as air intelligence assistance" ("Hilf siegen als Luftnachrichtenhelferin"), 1943 appr.: http://aeiou.iicm.tugraz.at/aeiou.history.docs/51357.htm
Katyn:
-- poster of 3R France: "Katyn everywhere" ("Katyn partout"): http://www.answers.com/topic/katyn-massacre
-- poster of 3R Katyn "Forest of the death" ("Wald der Toten in Katyn"): http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm

-- poster of 3R "paper recycling" ("Altpapiersammlung") 1943: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm
-- poster of 3R "Make weapons for the front" ("Schafft Waffen für die Front"), summer 1943: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm

-- armistice of Italy in Rome 1943: http://www.wdr.de/radio/wdr3/sendung.phtml?sendung=ZeitZeichen&termineid=73472&objektart=Sendung

-- poster of the allies: swastika is broken: http://www.fortunecity.de/lindenpark/caesarenstrasse/69/plakate/pp33-45/ppnszw.html

Posters of the "USA" against Japan
-- "Work as hard as a Jap" with red sun: http://www.mutantfrog.com/2005/06/30/anti-japan-wwii-propaganda-posters/
-- "Rats have BIG ears": http://www.mutantfrog.com/2005/06/30/anti-japan-wwii-propaganda-posters/

1944

Propaganda posters of Soviet Union
-- leaflet of SU "Hitlers crusade" ("Hitlers Kreuzzug") 1944 appr.: http://www.psywarrior.com/AxisLeadersMonsters.html
-- leaflet of SU Hitler with chain of skulls 1944 appr.: http://www.psywarrior.com/AxisLeadersMonsters.html

Third Reich propaganda posters

-- poster of 3R evacuation of children "Mothers, send your children away" ("Mütter, schickt eure Kinder fort!"): http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm
-- poster of 3R evacuation of children "Mam bring me away!" ("Mutti, bring mich weg!") and "Mothers, send your children away" ("Mütter, schickt eure Kinder fort!"): http://www.12move.de/home/bunker-bs/propaganda.htm

-- poster of 3R Holland: robot terror "America": http://www.answers.com/topic/liberators-kultur-terror-anti-americanism-1944-nazi-propaganda-poster-jpg

-- poster of 3R in Saló Republic, Black brigade (Italian: "Brigate nere): http://keynes.scuole.bo.it/ipertesti/il_ventennio/Propaganda%20fascista%20della%20RSI.htm

-- Atlantic Wall Hanstholm Battery 1: http://www.7grad.org/Exkursionen/Atlantikwall/atlantikwall.html

-- poster of 3R "For Freedom and Life. Popular storm!" ("Um Freiheit und Leben. Volkssturm!") since September 1944: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm

-- poster of SU: Allies have Hitler at it's necklace, 1944 appr.: http://www.schulelaupen.ch/weltkrieg2/text.htm


1945

-- film Kolberg, January 1945: http://www.mapy.blink.pl/kolberg/kolberg.htm

-- poster of 3R Austria "Freedom and Life. Popular storm!" ("Freiheit und Leben. Volkssturm!"), May 1945: http://aeiou.iicm.tugraz.at/aeiou.history.docs/50983.htm
-- poster of SU "Victory" ("Sieg"), 1945:
-- poster of antifa "One folk, one Empire, one Asshole" ("Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Arschloch"): http://projekte.free.de/schwarze-katze/termine/sk2005.html

Vocabulary English-German (Vokabular englisch-deutsch)

the Reparation's Commission (die Reparationskommission)
loyal to the Emperor (kaisertreu)
they became untrustworthy (sie wurden unglaubwürdig)
the defect movement (die Absatzbewegung)
the Volksempfaenger (people's radio / people's receiver) (der Volksempfänger)
the air protection assistant (der Luftwaffenhelfer)
the forest of flags (der Fahnenwald)
the Quarantine Speech (die Quarantäne-Rede)
the Wehrmacht high command (der Wehrmachtführungsstab)
the Reich's press chief (der Reichspressechef)
the Invasion of Poland (der Polenfeldzug)
the Battle of France (der Frankreichfeldzug)
the Battle of Britain (die Luftschlacht um England)
the carpet bombing (das Städtebombardement, das Flächenbombardement)
the moonlit night (die Mondnacht)
the air intelligence assistant (die Luftnachrichtenhelferin)
the Ardennes Offensive (die Ardennenoffensive)

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