The PLEA: The Nazi Satire Project

The PLEA: The Nazi Satire Project

Further Resources

The Second World War is a broad and intense field of study. Below are just a few of the resources that helped inform this issue of The PLEA.

Bending Spines: The Propagandas of Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic

Randall Bytwerk’s examination of German propaganda offers insights into Germany’s message control before and after the Second World War.

Find it at your public library.

German Propaganda Archive

Randall Bytwerk maintains the largest English-translated archive of German propaganda on the internet. It is well-worth checking out.

The Führer Myth: How Hitler Won Over the German People.

Historian Ian Kershaw offers a thoughtful explanation on Hitler’s popularity for Spiegel Online.

Humour in Nazi Germany: Resistance and Propaganda? The Popular Desire for an All-Embracing Laughter.

Patrick Merziger offers one of the broadest English-language analyses available of humour in Nazi Germany.

Find it in International Review of Social History, 52, pages 275-290.

The Goebbels Experiment

Thorston Pollfuss’s 2005 documentary reveals many key passages in the diary of Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi master of propaganda.

The Struggle over Mein Kampf

With the copyright recently expired on Hitler’s autobiography and manifesto Mein Kampf, Sean Prpick explores issues surrounding the book for CBC Radio One’s Ideas.

The Bombing of Germany

Mark Samels’ 2010 documentary explores how war planners chose to bomb civilian populations in World War II.

An Enduring Battle about an Old War

Michael Getler, ombudsman of PBS, offers insights into the controversial nature of interpreting history in the context of The Bombing of Germany.

Shameless Propaganda

Germany was not the only nation influencing citizens through propaganda. This National Film Board of Canada’s feature documentary explores NFB films intended to shape Canadian society during World War II.

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