“Propaganda,” Adolf Hitler wrote in 1924, “is a truly terrible weapon in the hands of an expert.” During the subsequent two decades, Nazi leaders showed the world bold, new ways to use this tool. State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda examines how Nazi propaganda shaped German society and prepared the population to accept, support, or participate in persecution, war, and the mass murder of Europe’s Jews and others. It also challenges visitors to think about their responsibilities as consumers of information and how they can confront harmful propaganda today.
Produced by: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Presented by: Holocaust Documentation & Education Center, Inc.