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How is Success of Propaganda Gauged The Nazi propaganda machine is at times impressive at times unusual at times terrifying Everything is propaganda The Nazis understood human psychology It was Goebbels simple realisation that for instance in cinematic propaganda there was a need for the viewer to be entertained Otherwise there would be no interest in watching at all This is simply a single instance of the successfulness of Nazi propaganda Goebbels realised this and corrected it How can success be gauged Maybe by considering the theories and practices of propaganda such as with the cinema - but how can one know how much propaganda was reaching people - Therefore how successful it was There was no market research very few non-Gestapo conducted opinion polls to look at and even if there were many others the information would not be accurate - the opinions affected Who would in Nazi Germany 1933-39 tell a street researcher that they believed Triumph of the Will to be contrived and blatantly self-indulgent propaganda If there had been polls conducted the results would have shown exactly what Goebbels and Hitler wanted people to think - this was achieved by making sure that only certain things were safe to think - and more importantly safe to say Goebbels in his 1934 New Year speech Only he who thinks he is lost is lost The penalty for telling Hitler jokes was death Alternatively one could look at how much opposition ie resistance there was to the Nazi regime - and to Nazi propaganda Was there absolute opposition There really was not very much - there was in some circles a feeling of acquiescence to the Nazi regime neutral emotion towards the treatment of Jews for instance This is a very general and lies in broad public opinion from interviews made after the fall of the Nazis between 1933 and 45 the people of Germany no matter how
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