PROPAGANDA

The Governments of the Allied Powers:
Australia, Brazil, Canada, Newfoundland,
New Zealand, South Africa, Soviet Union,
United Kingdom, United States
The Governments of the Axis Powers:
Germany, Italy, Japan

WHO WOULD USE PROPAGANDA?

information that is spread for the purpose of
promoting some cause

WHAT IS PROPAGANDA?

During World War II the mass media
influenced history by producing and
distributing propaganda to bolster support
for the war from their respective countries
and alliances

HOW HAS THE MEDIA INFLUENCED
HISTORY?

The respective countries that participated
within the conflict of World War II

WHERE?

The media of each country involved in World
War II was used to promote the war effort
and show how they were superior over the
enemy countries.

WHY?

Propaganda posters and films were used by the mass media of
the time to help influence history

WHAT?

“APPEALS”: METHODS USED
Glamor
Shame
Fear

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Name-Calling
Glittering
Generalities

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ALLIED POWERS PROPAGANDA

This is a propaganda poster
from an Allied Power
demonstrating that by
wasting materials and not
conserving your country’s
resources, you are helping
the Nazis in their war effort

ALLIED POWERS PROPAGANDA

This propaganda poster from the
United States is an example of
how women were encouraged to
enter the work force to help with
the manufacturing industry
while the men were off fighting
the war in the Pacific and in
Europe

ALLIED POWERS PROPAGANDA

This poster is meant to look
like there is a Nazi soldier
who is peering into and
threatening the American
way of life, and is meant to
scare US citizens into
wanting to defeat the Nazis

AXIS POWERS PROPAGANDA

This Nazi propaganda
poster from the 1930s
shows an eagle descending
over Hitler, making a strong
comparison to Jesus Christ

AXIS POWERS PROPAGANDA
This Nazi Propaganda
poster from 1936 illustrates
Nazi Germany forcing other
countries (England, France,
and Russia) to submit to
their power

AMERICAN WWII
PROPAGANDA POSTER

Against
Handicap
- This poster is from the
1930's, and promotes
the Nazi monthly Neues
Volk (New People), the
organ of the party's
racial office. The text
reads: "This
genetically ill person
will cost our people's
community 60,000
marks over his
lifetime. Citizens,
that is your money.
Read Neues Volk, the
monthly of the racial
policy office of the
NSDAP."

VOCABULARY!!!!!

The intense dislike for and against the
Jewish people.

ANTI- SEMITISM

Those descended from an Indo-European
speaking people who embraced racialist
thought, sharing the idea with Nazis.

ARYAN

A place where large numbers of political
prisoners or persecuted minorities were
imprisoned, especially in Nazi Germany.

CONCENTRATION CAMPS

A prison camp for political prisoners or
prisoners of war, in which many die from
conditions or mass execution.

DEATH CAMP

The act of degrading people based on
their best qualities.

DEHUMANIZATION

The moving of something from its position so
something else can take the place

DISPLACEMENT

Adolf Hitler’s political party devoted to killing
all of the Jewish people in Germany and in
the world.

NAZISM

The deliberate killing of large group of
people, often of a specific ethnic
group.

GENOCIDE

A German secret police under Nazi rule that
suppressed opposition to the Nazis.

GESTAPO

The mass murder of Jewish people under the
German Nazi rule from 1941-1845.

HOLOCAUST

A section of a city where Jews were forced to live. They could
not leave for work or any other reason. The ghettos were
overcrowded and the residents were often starving.

GHETTO

The symbol of the Nazi party.

SWASTIKA

The dissemination of biased or misleading
information to cause a point of view.

PROPAGANDA






http://www3.eou.edu/hist06/WWIIPropaganda.html#_ftn1
http://www.world-war-2.info/countries/
http://www.world-war-2.info/posters/
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/modules/ww2/wartimehollywo
od.html
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/posters2.htm
There are also other sites that were used in this PowerPoint.
This PowerPoint is not all my own. I used three different
PowerPoints in which I created this one.

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