Art, Culture, and Media Under the Third Reich
Exploration of the ways in which the Nazis used art and media to portray their country as the champion of 'Kultur' and civilization. Contribution to Holocaust studies, by revealing how multiple domains of cultural activity served to dehumanize Jews and other groups. Examples of this process are: defining music and art as degenerate; the promotion of race hatred through film and public assemblies; views of the racially ideal garden and landscape; race as portrayed in popular literature; the reception of art and culture abroad; the treatment of exiled artists.
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For the part on Arno Breker,
Etlin is right in every single political and moral diagnosis that he makes regarding Breker's NSDAP involvement. However, he misses one crucial point; Arno Breker was really one of the most talented sculptors of his time. I am almost certain that even among the people who rightfully hate the distorted ideology that he represented, one should not be suprised to find a lot of admirers of his work. Personally, I would like to own an item from his Düsseldorf catalogue and, while Etlin argues otherwise, that would not make a far right sympathizer.