Berlin Part 6, 1946, Using Culture and Mass Media as a Brainwashing Tool

2 years ago

This 8-part series is a book study of Giles Milton's excellent work, "Checkmate in Berlin," interspersed with Scott Dreyer's commentary and explanation. Part 6 delves into the fascinating aspect of culture. The occupying Russians tried to convince Germans that since Russia had produced Chekhov and Pushkin, and Germany had produced Beethoven and Goethe, the 2 nations had more in common with each other than with the uncouth gum-chewing Americans. The Soviets used newspapers, radio, and the performing arts to brainwash the Germans to accept Soviet domination.

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