German Propaganda Archive

I know some of you are reading George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four these holidays. If you would like some background information on Orwell’s influences have a look at this collection of Nazi posters from 1933-45. Many are taken from photographs made by Dr. Robert D. Brooks at the German Federal Archives.

The featured poster  promotes Hitler’s 1936 referendum.  Hitler is quoted as saying: “I ask the German people to strengthen my faith and to lend me its strength so that I will always and everywhere have the strength to fight for its honour and freedom, to work for its economic prosperity, and particularly to strenthen me in my struggles for genuine peace.”

The page is part of a much larger site on German propaganda during the Nazi and East German eras. You will find more information on Nazi Propaganda at english@kkc.


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