Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World (Google eBook)

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Yale University Press, Nov 30, 2009 - History - 320 pages
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Jeffrey Herf, a leading scholar in the field, offers the most extensive examination to date of Nazi propaganda activities targeting Arabs and Muslims in the Middle East during World War II and the Holocaust. He draws extensively on previously unused and little-known archival resources, including the shocking transcriptions of the “Axis Broadcasts in Arabic” radio programs, which convey a strongly anti-Semitic message.

Herf explores the intellectual, political, and cultural context in which German and European radical anti-Semitism was found to resonate with similar views rooted in a selective appropriation of the traditions of Islam. Pro-Nazi Arab exiles in wartime Berlin, including Haj el-Husseini and Rashid el-Kilani, collaborated with the Nazis in constructing their Middle East propaganda campaign. By integrating the political and military history of the war in the Middle East with the intellectual and cultural dimensions of the propagandistic diffusion of Nazi ideology, Herf offers the most thorough examination to date of this important chapter in the history of World War II. Importantly, he also shows how the anti-Semitism promoted by the Nazi propaganda effort contributed to the anti-Semitism exhibited by adherents of radical forms of Islam in the Middle East today.

  

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The book had a lot of details and objectives of the Muslim brotherhoods on Egypt i want to read it more with concentration next time,,

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Mediocre
Good book but authors view of Islam is skewed and kept blaming Islam. Also does the author not know that Arabs are of Semitic origin so calling them anti Semitic is saying they are anti themselves?? Please less narrow mindedness/biased P.O.V and more research.

Contents

1 Introduction
1
19331939
15
19391941
36
4 Propaganda and Warfighting in North Africa and the Middle East in 1941
57
Propaganda during the Battles in North Africa in 1942
88
Propaganda in 1943 as the Tide Turned against the Axis
158
Propaganda from 1944 to Spring 1945
194
8 Postwar Aftereffects
233
Conclusion
261
Notes
267
Bibliography
311
Index
323
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About the author (2009)

Jeffrey Herf is Professor of History at the University of Maryland. Among his books is "Reactionary Modernism: Technology, Culture and Politics in Weimar and the Third Reich".

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