Last month the Cold War International History Project hosted an interesting event entitled “Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World.” Through the magic of streaming video, you can watch the event. The following is excerpted from the CWIHP’s promotional description.
During World War II, Nazi Germany waged an extensive propaganda campaign in the Middle East and North Africa in an attempt to spread Nazi ideology to the Arab world. University of Maryland, College Park Professor Jeffrey Herf and American University Professor Richard Breitman will discuss this protracted campaign and its after-effects. Jeffrey Herf is professor of modern European history at the University of Maryland, College Park. His most recent book, Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World examines the Nazi regime’s efforts to spread its ideas to North Africa and the Middle East during World War II and the Holocaust. This work is a sequel to his book, The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust.