What possessed the German people to embrace Hitler and his politics of mass murder? The author, an eminent historian, points to Goebbels’ brilliant manipulation of the mass murderer as the key to the Fuhrer’s success. Goebbels’ diabolical propaganda machine exploited all communication: radio, posters, magazines, documentaries, brochures and spectacular films in the drive to capture the minds of millions. By the use of patriotic myth and tradition, a nation fell under a mass hypnosis on a scale never before paralleled. Illustrated with black and white photos.