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By Rolf Giesen

ISBN-10: 0786446404

ISBN-13: 9780786446407

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 impression on German animation after international warfare II keeps to this present day. This learn 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 movies they studied in the back of locked doorways. regardless of their formidable dream, all that is still in their efforts are a couple 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 worth, they completely illustrate Hannah Arendt's debatable description of these who perpetrated the Holocaust: the banality of evil.

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