German Propaganda Posters – Tourism

Tad found a great collection of Nazi Propaganda that has been collected by a college professor in Michigan, Randall Bytwerk. I’ve shown plenty of WW2 propaganda posters but the majority have been from the Allied side of the war and I’m using this opportunity to showcase the types of propaganda used by the Germans and will be highlighting some of these posters over the next few months.

The Nazi Party made significant effort during the 1930’s to prove to the world that they, and Germany, were a super power in all things. Part of this effort included promoting tourism throughout the country. Here are some of Randall’s posters and comments promoting tourism:

A tourist poster promoting the German highway system. This is from the 1930’s.

A poster promoting the German railway system. This looks to be from the 1930’s.

A tourist poster announcing Germany’s accomplishments. I think this was from the 1937 Paris World Fair.

[Images courtesy of Randall Bytwerk at Calvin College.]

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website:

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