1920-1939 | Appeasing Hitler | Germany | Media propaganda

Daily Express headline – ‘Jews deny persecution by Nazis’

25 March 1933 Hitler had been in power for less than two months when the British press was already attempting to downplay the crimes of the Nazi regime.  On 25 March 1933, the Daily Express ran with the misleading headline ‘Jews Deny Persecution by Nazis – Reward for Proof of Murders,’ which cited statements from two conservative…

1920-1939 | Antisemitism | Appeasing Hitler | Germany | Media propaganda

Daily Express front page – ‘Judea declares war on Germany’

24 March 1933 On 24 March 1933, the Daily Express reinforced anti-Semitic prejudice with a front page splash portraying Jews as an all powerful bourgeois plutocracy.  Under the headline ‘Judea Declares War on Germany,’ it reported on the decision of some Jews to boycott German products in reaction to the murderous Nazi persecution.  Both the headline and…

1920-1939 | Appeasing Hitler | Germany | Media propaganda

The Express interviews Hitler and blames Reds for Reichstag fire

27 February 1933 On 27 February 1933,  the Reichstag ( the German parliament ) was set alight. Even today we still do not know for sure who was responsible. Neither German socialists nor communists had ever resorted to such an act of terrorism previously. It was also obvious that, whoever might have been the incendiary,…

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THE DAILY EXPRESS URGES HITLER TO USE ‘EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES’ [ 1 February 1933 ] On 1 February 1933, just days after Hitler was elected to power in Germany, the Daily Express urged the nascent Nazi regime to take ruthless action to tackle the supposed threat from Russian backed communists; informing its readers that ‘the communist wave of…