How Much Did the Germans Know about the Final Solution? An Examination of the Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung during the Holocaust
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In 1925, while Adolf Hitler was serving a short sentence in jail for his failed Beer Hall Putsch,1 he wrote in Mein Kampf. "With the year 1915 enemy propaganda began in our country, after 1916 it became more and more intensive till finally, at the beginning of the year 1918, it swelled to a positive flood."2 Hitler, a soldier of World War I, had experienced first hand the power of propaganda during the war. With the failure of Germany to counter-act the Allied propaganda, Hitler noted, "The army gradually learned to think as the enemy wanted it to."3
Braman, Issa, "How Much Did the Germans Know about the Final Solution? An Examination of the Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung during the Holocaust" (2010). Honors Theses. 1237.
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