German Propaganda Archive Calvin University


The Nazi Party’s Central Propaganda Office, the Reichspropagandaleitung, published a monthly bulletin for speakers. It was designed to be kept in notebooks, divided by subject area. Several thousand pages were issued between 1934 and 1944. The material was not confidential, though neither was it readily available to those who were not propagandists. It is the material on which thousands of Nazi speeches were based, less visible than material published in the press, but used by speakers in every corner of the country.

Unlike the Speaker Express Information that was issued irregularly and tended to focus on specific issues relevant at the moment, this material was intended to provided detailed information for speakers that would have lasting usefulness. It is, however, an example of the complexities of the Nazi propaganda bureaucracy. There were three publications speakers received from different divisions of the Reichspropagandaleiting alone, not to mention material that they received from other offices of the party.

 I have a large collection of this speaker information material, which can be rather hard to find, so I have posted an index to my collection.

Material from Aufklärungs- und Redner-Informationsmaterial der Reichspropagandaleitung der NSDAP.


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