This page contains information about Nazi efforts to further their agenda through propaganda.

Print Resources:

Rhodes, Anthony
D810.P6 R48 Check availability
Propaganda: The Art of Persuasion: World War II
Gr. 9-12
A visual compendium of all forms of propaganda used by the Allied and Axis powers in World War II.

Roberts, Jeremy
DD247.G6 R63 2002 Check availability
Joseph Goebbels: Nazi Propaganda Minister (Holocaust Biographies)
Gr. 6-8
Relates the life of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and his role in formulating Hitler's policy of exterminating the Jewish people.

Samuels, Charles
D810.P6 S26 2011 Check availability
Propaganda: ​World War II Sourcebook
Gr. 4-8
This large-format book combines information about types of WWII propaganda with well-chosen photos, posters, and documents from the era.

Audiovisual Resources:

After Mein Kampf? (The Story of Adolf Hitler)
Video Images
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Not Rated
"A film biography of Hitler...and none-too-flattering."--VHS
Run time: 43 minutes
This website contains streaming video of the film.

Prisoner of Paradise
BBC, PBS Home Video and Paramount Home Entertainment
PN2658.G378 P75 2005 Check availability
Not Rated
True story of Kurt Gerron, a well-known and beloved German-Jewish actor, director and cabaret star in Berlin in the 1920's and '30's.
Run time: 96 minutes

Triumph of the Will
Synapse Films
DD253.28 1934 .T7 2001 Check availability
Not Rated
Documentary film of the Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg, Sept. 1934.
Run time: 120 minutes
Links to a downloadable Teacher's Guide for the film.

Articles & Websites:

German Propaganda Archive

German Federal Archives

Teaching About Propaganda: A Webinar for Secondary Educators Webinar
This webinar introduced participants to the basic definition of propaganda, various characteristics of propaganda and activities that teachers can use in the classroom to help students better understand how to identify propaganda and how it impacts their daily lives. It was led by USHMM Teacher Fellow and Center Coordinator, Jennifer Goss, on May 24, 2011. Attached are the 2 handouts and the USHMM PowerPoint presentation that was the basis for the webinar session, used in concert with current USHMM online exhibit on propaganda: Propaganda: Explore the Nazis' sophisticated propaganda campaigns and their legacy