methods are used so that few are conscious of what theirminds are being told to think. It is used during war andpeacetime, to either proclaim a message or even to sell aproduct; propagandists may not have fired a single shot,but millions were killed with their help. So, what ispropaganda exactly? As defined by The American Heritage®Dictionary, propaganda is defined as “The systematicpropagation of a doctrine or cause or of informationreflecting the views and interests of those advocating sucha doctrine or cause”(Heritage). Did this definition apply?The definition stated that propaganda is
;was propaganda put forth in a system? Yes, in fact Hitlerassigned someone to be in charge of all German propaganda;Joseph Goebbels (Herf, 8). Joseph was a well read man who,although charming, seemed to be “the very embodiment ofevil” (Roberts, 9) when speaking about Jews. Even beforeWorld War II, Goebbels took over the German film industryto produce anti-Semitic, and/or pro-Germanic titles(Watchtower, 20). Hitler had him start with it early on sothat the war would have already started in the minds of hisfollowers. Psychological warfare can be the most effective.Although Goebbels never pushed a Jew into the gas chamber,he aided in conditioning the mind of the man who did.