School of Languages & Cultures - German Taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying German at university.

A German flag

Hitler's Bathing Trunks and the AfD's Bikini: Populist Propaganda in Germany

National Socialism was not just just an evil ideology -- it was an evil ideology that had to be sold to the German people. The lecture looks at the way in which the Nazis painted a picture of Hitler as both man of the people and saviour of Germany. The populist principles underlying this marketing strategy are then explored further through a compare-and-contrast with some election posters used by today's right-wing populist Alternative für Deutschland party.

When: Tuesday 16 November  2021, 3.45pm - 5.15pm

Year 12, Year 13, 

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Please be advised that bookings for all taster sessions will close at 10am the day before the session, or earlier if the session becomes fully-booked. We therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

If you are a teacher, please encourage your pupils to book individually.


Time Activity 

Log in and get comfortable

3:55pm Welcome and introduction to the department from Admissions Tutor David McCallam
4:05pm Hitler's Bathing Trunks and the AfD's Bikini: Populist Propaganda in Germany - Professor Henk de Berg

Q&A on the taster lecture

5:00pm Q&A about German at Sheffield -with Admissions Tutor and UG ambassadors to answer questions & talk about their own experience

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