Evaluating Nazi Propaganda

Jessica Rockhold
Midwest Center for Holocaust Education

Grade Level
7th-12th grade

Language Arts/Reading
Social Studies

Time Needed
1-2 class periods or longer at the discretion of the teacher based on class discussion

The Nazis utilized propaganda as a political tool from their inception. Joseph Goebbels, Reich Propaganda Minster, developed bright, simply-interpreted imagery to impact the opinions of the German electorate prior to 1933, and then to sensitize them to the Nazi racial message after 1933. This exercise helps students to evaluate that propaganda for message and effectiveness.

Materials for the lesson
Teacher Instructions

German Propaganda
Pre-1933 Nazi Posters
Nazi Posters, 1933-1945

Student Worksheet

Propaganda Notes for Teachers

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