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Nazi Propaganda by Joseph Goebbels, 1933-1945
Professor Randall Bytwerk at Calvin College maintains this collection of Nazi propaganda by Joseph Goebbels, translated into English.

Powers of Persuasion: Poster Art of World War II

This National Archives Web exhibit on American posters from the war divides its contents into two sections. The first shows posters depicting American strength and patriotism. The second presents frightening images about the war's deadly toll.

A Gallery of Nazi Propaganda
This BBC Web site describes the Nazi Party's rise to power and presents six propaganda posters with commentary.

American Experience: America and the Holocaust
The companion site to another American Experience program explores the U.S. response to the Holocaust through the story of one family of German Jews and their struggle to reunite in America. The site features maps of the Holocaust.

American Experience: The Nuremberg Trials
This companion site tells the story of what happened to surviving Nazi leaders after the war, and provides background on the dramatic tribunal that defines trial procedure for state criminals even today.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history. It also serves as a memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust. The Web site contains an encyclopedia of the Holocaust and several online exhibits, including one on the book burnings of 1933.

Web Sites | Books

Bramsted, Ernest Kohn. Goebbels and National Socialist Propaganda, 1925-1945. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1965.

Bytwerk, Randall L. Bending Spines: The Propagandas of Nazi Germany and The German Democratic Republic. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2004.

Giesen, Rolf. Nazi Propaganda Films: A History and Filmography. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 2003.

Goebbels, Joseph. The Goebbels Diaries. Louis P. Lochner, translator and editor. New York: Fireside Press, Inc., 1948.

----. The Goebbels Diaries: 1939-1941. Fred Taylor, translator and editor. London: H. Hamilton, 1982.

----. The Final Entries: 1945: The Diaries of Joseph Goebbels. Hugh Trevor-Roper, editor. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1978.

Hardy, Alexander G. Hitler's Secret Weapon: The "Managed" Press And Propaganda Machine Of Nazi Germany. New York, Vantage Press, 1968.

Kent, David. The Third Reich: Politics, and Propaganda. London: Routledge, 2002.

Kitchen, Martin. The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

----. Europe Between the Wars: A Political History. 2nd edition. London, New York: Longman, 2006.

----. Nazi Germany: A Critical Introduction. Stroud, U.K.: Tempus Publishing, 2004.

Leiser, Erwin. Nazi Cinema. Translated from the German by Gertrud Mander and David Wilson. New York: Macmillan, 1974.

O'Brien, Mary-Elizabeth. Nazi Cinema as Enchantment: the Politics of Entertainment in the Third Reich. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2004.

Reimann, Viktor. The Man Who Created Hitler: Joseph Goebbels. Stephen Wendt, translator. London: W. Kimber, 1977.

Rentschler, Eric. The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and its Afterlife. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1996.

Reuth, Ralf Georg. Goebbels. Translated from the German by Krishna Winston. London: Constable, 1993.

Riefenstahl, Leni. Leni Riefenstahl: A Memoir. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993.

Rother, Rainer. Leni Riefenstahl: The Seduction of Genius. Translated by Martin H. Bott. London, New York: Continuum, 2002.

Rutherford, Ward. Hitler's Propaganda Machine. London: Bison Books, 1978.

Semmler, Rudolf. Goebbels, The Man Next to Hitler. New York: AMS Press, 1981.

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