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 severe comic strip aficionados all through their lives. They cherished animation and their effect on German animation after global conflict II keeps to this present day. This learn explores Hitler and Goebbels’ efforts to set up a German comic strip 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 bold dream, all that is still in their efforts are a number of caricature 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 worth, they completely illustrate Hannah Arendt’s debatable description of these who perpetrated the Holocaust: the banality of evil.

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