Animation Under the Swastika: A History of Trickfilm in Nazi by Rolf Giesen,J.P. Storm

By Rolf Giesen,J.P. Storm

between their many idiosyncrasies, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi minister of propaganda, remained critical comic strip aficionados all through their lives. They loved animation and their impression on German animation after global battle II keeps to today. This research explores Hitler and Goebbels’ efforts to set up a German comic strip to rival Walt Disney’s and their love-hate dating with American manufacturers, whose motion pictures they studied in the back of locked doorways. regardless of their bold dream, all that continues to be in their efforts are a number of comic strip shorts—advertising and puppet motion pictures starring canines, cats, birds, hedgehogs, bugs, Teutonic dwarves, and different fairy-tale ensemble. whereas those items don't carry a lot propaganda price, they completely illustrate Hannah Arendt’s arguable description of these who perpetrated the Holocaust: the banality of evil.

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