Propaganda Leaflets - Third Reich

Propaganda Leaflets – Third Reich
1 folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Sarah Pfundstein January, 2013


Organizational History:

The Third Reich created the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, run by Joseph Goebbels, to promote the party’s message through all types of media format: print, radio, film, music, and books. The government utilized different content to relate to every type of audience, from the very young to the elderly, with the goal of maintaining the support and moral of the German people.


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. "Holocaust Encyclopedia - Culture in the Third Reich: Disseminating the Nazi Worldview." May 11, 2012. (accessed January 29, 2013).
—. "Holocaust Encyclopedia - Nazi Propaganda." May 11, 2012. (accessed January 29, 2013).

Scope and Content:

The collection contains seven large photo cigarette trading cards from the Third Reich published in 1935 and distributed by the Altonia Tobacco Company. Most of the photos were taken by Heinrich Hoffman feature Adolf Hitler visiting people and places around Germany, along with cards featuring the German people and a foreign military attaché at a Nazi party convention.

Photocopy Policy:

Manuscript material CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in its entirety. Photocopies and/or digital reproductions (i.e. scans, digital photographs) cannot exceed 25% of a COLLECTION or FOLDER within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Please check with the Manuscript Librarian for possible alternatives.

Collection Inventory

Item and Folder Listing:

Folder 1.  Propaganda Leaflets – Third Reich

n.d. Der Führer, Professor Gall and Architekt Speer besichtigen den Baufortschritt am Hause der Deutschen Kunst in München.  [The Fuhrer, Professor Gall and architect Speer see the Building progress at the House of German Art in Munich – loose translation]
n.d. Seine Strassen führen Adolf Hitler zum Volk.  [His streets lead Adolf Hitler to the people – loose translation]
n.d. Besuch bei den Opfern von Reinsdorf [Visit with the victims of Leinsdorf – loose translation]
n.d. Rast im Walde [A rest in the Forest – loose translation]
n.d. Gute Nachricht [Good News – loose translation]
n.d. Ein Bild vom Wahlkampf 1932 in Hessen [A picture from the 1932 Election in Hessen – loose translation]
n.d. Die ausländischen Militärattaches am Parteitag in Nürnberg [The foreign military Attaches at the party convention in Nuremberg – loose translation]

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder, 7 items
Collection Dates: 1935
Provenance:  Nancy S. Johnson, 1/11/13
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Restrictions:  None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: German with English translation
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