Talk:Reichs Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda

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Improving the article[edit]

I've made a variety of changes to improve the article. One thing I'm not quite sure how to do is to change the title. The standard translation is "Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda" rather than "Popular Enlightenment," although both are used. "Public Enlightenment is used, for example, in the Goebbels entry. I'm not sure how one changes an article's title. Could some someone more knowledgeable than I change that? Bytwerk (talk) 22:15, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

I shall do it now. Gavin Scott (talk) 00:24, 30 June 2008 (UTC)
Thank you, Gavin. Bytwerk (talk) 00:57, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

I don't think that "Enlightenment" is the correct translation for "Aufklärung" in this case, it should be "Education". And "public" sounds a bit too neutral for "Volk" but I am not a native English speaker so maybe that's OK. In my opinion "Popular Education" or "National Education" seem to be the best translations. It is true that "popular education" is not exactly a Nazi concept but the Nazis had co-opted ideas from other political wings and considered themselves progressive, so it still makes sense. --77.184.175.122 (talk) 20:13, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

You are right that the translation is not perfect — but it is the one used by most of the standard English-language books on Nazi propaganda (e.g., Bramsted, Welsh, Herf, and many more). In English, "education" tends to suggest schooling of some sort, which isn't what the Nazis had in mind, exactly. Bytwerk (talk) 04:20, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

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Censorship and different POVs[edit]

Were there any non-Nazi media in Nazi Germany? Was there censorship (of domestic and foreign correspondents)? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 13:51, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Referencing and sources[edit]

As much as most of the content on the article seems reasonable enough, I desperately miss references to specific claims such as "The Ministry grew steadily. It began in 1933 with five departments and 350 employees. By 1939, there were 2000 employees in 17 departments. Between 1933 and 1941, the Ministry's budget grew from 14 million to 187 million Reichsmarks." This is a terrible miss in the article right now. Lasse Havelund (p · t · c) 18:42, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Volksempfanger[edit]

Radio manufacturers received grants from the government to build cheaper receivers; these sets were manufactured so that they could not pick up foreign, non-Nazi broadcasts

This is not exactly true. It would be more accurate to say that they could not easily pick up such broadcasts. Either way shouldnt there be a link to the article on the recievers in question ? 89.242.196.80 (talk) 18:17, 10 June 2011 (UTC)