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Nazi Party Takes Control of All Arts & Culture

Josef Goebbels, 1930

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Under the new Reich Chamber of Culture Law (Reichskulturkammergesetz), the Nazi Party assumes control of all the arts: literature, theater, radio, music, and art. Jews are removed from these fields and Josef Goebbels assumes authority for the direction of German culture in these areas.

This law establishes the Reichskulturkammer (RKK; "Reich Chamber of Culture"), an institution dedicated to coordinating all culture and arts in German, both with each other and with the Nazi government.

There are seven departments in the RKK to deal with music, visual arts, film, architecture, and literature, and other forms of culture.

Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Reichminister für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda (Reich Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda) is put in charge and says:

"In the future only those who are members of a chamber are allowed to be productive in our cultural life. Membership is open only to those who fulfill the entrance condition. In this way all unwanted and damaging elements have been excluded."


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