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Propaganda from World War II in which a Nazi hand is stabbing a knife through the bible
Propaganda was a major weapon used during World War II. This poster addressed the religious differences between the Nazis and many Americans.

Defining the Enemy

Propaganda has been used in this country since colonial times to involve the citizens in “right thinking”, from anti-British sentiments during the Revolution through recruitment during Vietnam. Broadsides and posters were used during the two World Wars not only for recruitment, but to define the enemy and shape public sentiment against certain groups of people.

This poster is part of the World War II records within the Department of State Collection. Other materials in the collection of Delawareâ??s participation in wartime activities include descriptions of battles, histories of various units, post-war adjustment, publications, newsletters, induction lists, bond drives and Civil Defense activities.

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