The Nazis spent considerable efforts psychologically preparing citizens for war. The Ministry for People’s Enlightenment constantly told citizens that Germany was under threat from liberalism, communism, socialism, Jews, and foreign nations. These satirical cartoons from Die Brennessel—courtesy Randall Bytwerk’s German Propaganda Archive—capture just a few of these portrayals.
12. Gustave Gilbert, Nuremberg Diary, (New York: Farrar, Straus and Company, 1947), 278-279.