Top 10 Pro-Nazi Propaganda Cartoons From World War II

1. Der Schneemann (The Snowman) 1943

Der Schneemann (The Snowman) is about a snowman that comes to life after falling snowflakes make a heart-shaped pattern on his chest. The snowman goes on an adventure—skating, playing, and hiding his carrot nose from a hungry rabbit.

He soon finds a calendar and realizes that there are other seasons apart from winter. So the snowman decides to hide in an icebox (a precursor to today’s refrigerators) and survive until the summer.

Summer arrives, and the snowman leaves the icebox. As expected, he cannot survive the heat and bursts into a song titled “Da ist der Sommer meines Lebens” (“This is the Summer of my Life”) just before melting.

The rabbit, which the snowman had earlier denied his carrot nose, appears and observes a moment of silence for the snowman before making away with the carrot. Der Schneemann has very little depiction of the Nazis and has even been said to be free of propaganda. Some even claim that the cartoon is actually anti-Nazi.[10]

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