The Argument for Genocide in Nazi Propaganda

  title={The Argument for Genocide in Nazi Propaganda},
  author={Randall L. Bytwerk},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Speech},
  pages={37 - 62}
The Nazis justified their attempt to exterminate the Jews by claiming that they were only defending themselves against Jewish plans to destroy Germany and its population. I show how the Nazis used the same the same words to discuss both claims, and how they argued that just as the Jews were serious about exterminating Germany, they were equally serious about exterminating the Jews. Since the argument for annihilating the Jews was hard to make in the mass media, the Nazis put it most strongly in… Expand
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