Hitler 'planned propaganda cable TV'

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London, Oct.22 : Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was working on a Big Brother-style cable television propaganda industry to be broadcast across Germany. According to The Telegraph, researchers for new Russian documentary recently re-examined plans for the system that were left behind by Soviet soldiers when they entered Berlin 1945.

The Orwellian screens would have been set up in public places and would show "people's television", depicting how the Aryan race should live, with the Nazis focusing on news, sport and education.

Ideas included building rooms beside laundries so women could gather round the TV to watch the broadcasts.

Prototype programs included Family Chronicles: An Evening with Hans and Gelli, which was an early reality TV show depicting a wholesome Aryan life of a young German couple.

Engineer Walter Burch was asked to make the idea a reality, and tabled a document to Hitler called "Plan to supply people's transmitter to German homes" which would result in the laying of a broadband cable between Berlin and Nuremberg.

Other plans included showing footage of executions of Nazi traitors.

According to the programme Joseph Goebbels, leader of the Nazi Party's propaganda unit, realized the potential of the visual image.

Hitler used live TV signals to broadcast his speech at the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games, and he continued to film his speeches and parades realizing the power of television propaganda.

ANI

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