CONFRONTING PROPAGANDA PAST AND PRESENT
Grounded in our exhibition State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda, the Museum seeks to promote new understanding about the nature and consequences of propaganda. Learning about the Nazi use of propaganda can advance our understanding of how and why the Holocaust happened and help us to identify relevant lessons today. It prompts us to consider what propaganda is, what makes people vulnerable to it, and what responsibilities producers and consumers of propaganda bear for its consequences.
Bob Behr is a Holocaust survivor and volunteer at the Museum. In this brief clip, Bob recounts his personal experience growing up in Berlin where he faced the power and pain of Nazi propaganda.
Learn and Teach
Explore the Nazis’ sophisticated propaganda campaigns and their legacy.
Learn about the traveling exhibition.
These lesson plans use Museum content and approaches to support students’ exploration of propaganda in history and today.
Reflect and Act
A Call to Action for Student Leaders: How can we create environments where hate cannot flourish?
When is propaganda dangerous? Analyze examples of Nazi propaganda, and engage in critical dialogue about what constitutes propaganda and the ways in which it can impact society.