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Nazi Germany

Item displayed at “Capturing Hearts and Minds: Images of Nazi Propaganda and Disinformation” at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center
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Two St. Louis exhibits closely examine the powerful role of propaganda during the rise of Nazi Germany.

The first is “Capturing Hearts and Minds: Images of Nazi Propaganda and Disinformation,” and is at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center. The other, at the Missouri History Museum, is a traveling exhibit from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum called, “State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda.” 

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Civil disobedience in Nazi Germany was a difficult task. Those who did push back against the right-wing extremism of Adolf Hitler risked their limited freedom, or even their lives.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: November 9, 2008- I still hear the lingering sound effects of Kristallnacht, the so-called Night of Broken Glass, ringing in my head. It's 70 years since the night of Nov. 9-10, 1938, when countrywide pogroms heralded the official start of wholesale violence against Germany's Jews. I haven't forgotten.