Goebbels’s most successful propaganda tool was the “Führer cult” that revolved around the person of Adolf Hitler. Articles in magazines and newspapers, books, films, posters, postcards, and paintings presented Hitler as both universal genius and ordinary man of the people. The parallels with Jesus Christ were not coincidental. Apparently, God had predestined Hitler to lead the German people out of its misery; it was a matter of Divine Providence. This propaganda photo shows the new “savior of humanity” with a little girl.

The Führer and Youth (Adolf Hitler with a Little Girl), Postcard (1933)

  • Heinrich Hoffmann (1885-1957)


Source: “The Führer with the Youth” (Adolf Hitler with little girl). Photo by Heinrich Hoffmann.
bpk-Bildagentur, image number 30014299. For rights inquiries, please contact Art Resource at requests@artres.com (North America) or bpk-Bildagentur at kontakt@bpk-bildagentur.de (for all other countries).

© bpk / Heinrich Hoffmann