The Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda is founded in Nazi Germany. Adolf Hitler names Joseph Goebbels as its head and he will be responsible for controlling all of the media and cultural institutions in Germany.
Goebbels and his office will enforce Nazi policy on social and cultural levels, as opposed to legal ones. Primary themes in the messages that come from the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda and Joseph Goebbels are anti-Communism, antisemitism, extreme nationalism, and xenophobia.
During a press conference to announce the new ministry, Goebbels says:
"The press must be the keyboard on which the government can play. Criticism will be allowed, but it must be expressed so that no enemy of the government at home or abroad shall be enabled to seize such criticism to the government's detriment.
You will be given information, but also instructions. Mutual cooperation between the government and the press is our aim."