By Rolf Giesen,J.P. Storm

between their many idiosyncrasies, Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi minister of propaganda, remained severe comic strip aficionados all through their lives. They cherished animation and their impact on German animation after international battle II keeps to this present day. This examine explores Hitler and Goebbels’ efforts to set up a German caricature to rival Walt Disney’s and their love-hate courting with American manufacturers, whose motion pictures they studied at the back of locked doorways. regardless of their formidable dream, all that is still in their efforts are a couple of caricature shorts—advertising and puppet movies starring canine, 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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