Contribution of Leni Riefenstahl and Joseph Goebbles to Nazi Propaganda

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What contribution did Joseph Goebbels and Leni Riefenstahl make to Nazi propaganda ? Intro Goebbels and Riefenstahl had an immense effect on Nazi propaganda, Although Hitler came to power in 1933 through democratic means he had to avail of many forms of propaganda in order to grip all aspects of peoples lives; Social, Political, Economic and Personal. With the help of Goebbels and Riefenstahl along with other film makers, Hitler found a way to indoctrinate and brainwash most germans into both following and agreeing with his policies, this paved the way for his totalitarian regime, with the help of Goebbels. Goebbles Goebbels was Hitlers Minister for Propaganda, he was definitely one of the most influential people in Nazi Germany as it was up to him to ensure that the nation was gripped by Hitlers cult of personality, which I personally think Goebbels was more than partly responsible for creating. Goebbels used many means in order to create the personality cult which is credited for keeping Hitlers third reich united. Goebbels knew the power of controlling a nation laid with keeping a step ahead, therefore he knew technological advances were essential to gripping peoples attention. By ensuring that radios were incredibly cheap he could make sure that they were in everyones home thus entering the personal life of all germans. He also knew that film could grip Hitlers Germany and hence he enlisted the help of Leni Riefenstahl. Riefenstahl In a state where where women played a secondary role to men, Riefenstahl thrived becoming the one of the most if not the most successful film maker of the time. Even Goering a well known sexist who believed women had a subordinate role, came around to her film making skills. She was often accused of being “Hitlers mouthpiece”, a label that she denied long after the war, “I am one of the millions who thought Hitler had
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