Nazi Props.

2.26.2009

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has a special exhibit titled, "State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda" currently on display in Washington D.C. I doubt I'll be in D.C. anytime soon so I'm really excited they have an online gallery.


State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda reveals how the Nazi Party used modern techniques as well as new technologies and carefully crafted messages to sway millions with its vision for a new Germany.


I've always been a fan of war-time propaganda. I saw a similar exhibit at the State Fair a few years back and snuck my camera in just to photograph the posters on display. I think they're the most powerful examples of direct advertising. The online gallery also includes a time line and themes of different propaganda approaches.

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