Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Demagogy of National Socialism

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Series:

Stockmann, Darstellungen zum aktuellen Geschichtsunterricht

Timeframe:

Zeitgeschichte

Scene of action:

Berlin

Illustrator:

Fürer, K.

Publisher:

P. Stockmann, Bochum

Year of publication:

1960

Themes:

War    Nationalism    European history   

The picture shows the oration of Goebbel on the 18th of February 1943 in the Berlin Sportpalast after the capitulation of the German troops at Stalingrad. Under this shock effect and under the influence of the Nazi propaganda twelve thousand selected people answer with “Yes” when Goebbels asked if they want the total war. As unanimously as their blind obedience, are their uniformed clothes. In the foreground Goebble is standing with a fanatical facial expression, on the left side the huge flag of the National Socialists.