"This is Hans Fritzsche": A Nazi Broadcaster and His Audience

  title={"This is Hans Fritzsche": A Nazi Broadcaster and His Audience},
  author={Philipp Gassert},
  journal={Journal of Radio Studies},
  pages={103 - 81}
  • Philipp Gassert
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Radio Studies
  • In World War II Hans Fritzsche was Germany's most prominent radio commentator. His rise to mass popularity was testimony to the not entirely unsuccessful efforts of Nazi propaganda to promote a softer, wittier, more popular, and entertaining side of the regime. On the other hand, however, popular opinion surveys of Fritzsche's broadcasts, unpublished letters to Fritzsche, and other archival material provide a more nuanced picture of the relationship between a broadcaster and his audience. This… CONTINUE READING
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