These Disturbing Pieces of Nazi Propaganda Show How Hitler Manipulated The Media

Though now remembered as one of the worst people in history, Adolf Hitler held a much different image at the time of his rise and rule. Then more controversial rather than openly despised, Hitler utilized the vitriol used against him and correlated it to the struggles the German people faced after World War I.

By playing himself as victim and outsider, discrediting those who disagreed with him, and promoting intolerance against minorities, Hitler constructed a narrative designed to steer him towards power. The propaganda collected here features Hitler as a German Savior, beloved by children and soldiers (ironic) alike. As outrageous as these pictures appear now, they worked, and allowed a tyrannical ruler to take advantage of the country he swore he'd make great.

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  • "Hitler Builds" Germany

  • "Give Me Four Years"

    "Give Me Four Years"
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
  • "Father Voted For Duesterberg, Mother Voted For Hindenberg, The Children Vote Hitler"

  • Adolf Hitler's Youth Attend Community Schools

    Adolf Hitler's Youth Attend Community Schools
    Photo: flickr / CC0
  • Taken By Heinrich Hoffman, Hitler's Personal Photographer

    Taken By Heinrich Hoffman, Hitler's Personal Photographer
    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
  • "Crooks Can Speak Anywhere In Germany, But Hitler Is Banned"

    "Crooks Can Speak Anywhere In Germany, But Hitler Is Banned"
    Photo: flickr / CC0