Examples of Art Used To Change What People Think
When I went to the Holocaust Museum in DC, I was overwhelmed by the mire actual size of the posters. Nothing in DC compares to the posters of Nazi Germany. What I’m trying to say is that the posters were 2 to 3 x bigger than me. If these were the actual size in 1930’s Germany, the mire size alone served to indoctrinate.
Propaganda was once a more neutral term that simply meant to present information in a way that is persuasive and influential to an audience. Its negative connotations today are primarily due to its association with Nazism.
As part of Hitler’s program to reshape German minds, the children of the regime were indoctrinated from a very early age. They were taught to focus on external “enemies” like Jews and communists, to believe in the pseudoscience of eugenics, to live up to German physical ideals, and to take pride in the German race. Propaganda was also used to bolster the cult of personality surrounding Adolf Hitler himself. And this process of brainwashing was helped by influential organizations like the Hitler Youth.
Young, impressionable members of the Hitler Youth were brainwashed by Nazi ideology and were made to take part in strenuous physical activity. The idea was to create dedicated, unquestioning soldiers for Hitler and the Nazi regime.