Berlin Diary; the Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934-1941 Themes

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Hitler's Tactics

One of the dominant themes of the book is Hitler's tactics. The Nazi regime practices management of the news through its Ministry of Propaganda. The German people are told what Hitler and his circle wants them to know. This is usually not the truth. The German news never portrays Germany as the aggressor even though Hitler usurps country after country. Hitler tells the target country his terms and if they did not agree to them, the Germans will invade. Most countries yield to his demand without a fight. If there is an invasion, the other country is portrayed as the aggressor and Germany as the defender. Casualty and death figures are distorted so the people do not know the truth. Foreign news correspondents, especially those in radio, are subject to censorship. The German censors decide what they can and cannot broadcast since a written copy of the...

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