Adolf Hitler's Use Of Propaganda

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The Nazi Party based it beliefs on two theories: racial hierarchy and Social Darwinism. As a result, they portrayed themselves as Aryans; which was the term used to describe the German men with white skin, blonde hair and blue eyes. This term was then associated with being the superior race and having a pure bloodline; Nazi’s took this ideology and decided to eliminate races who didn’t fit the appearance standard or were simply not German, specifically people of Jewish origin. Adolf Hitler, their leader, was able to persuade people into joining his cause by utilizing propaganda in a way that it made appealing to persecute Jews and exterminate them. The propaganda created throughout his campaigns was the key into acquiring a massive number of…show more content…
Universities, churches and schools were all instructed Nazi teachings so they could change people’s mindsets and encourage then into joining the Nazi’s fight against their enemies. Also, women were encouraged to have a lot of children so they would stay home and raised them with the doctrines of Nazism; children had to join the Hitler Youth Movement where they discussed Nazi ideas and mostly boys where taught weapon usage. In 1933, when Hitler gained power for the first time as he was named Fuhrer, he wanted to organize the society such a way that his power was ensured. This due to the fact that even though they were the largest political party, they didn’t have the majority of votes which meant that a large section of the population was not content with the outcome. Hitler wanted to give people two options; either they were convinced to join him or they were intimated into consenting his rule. The step he took to make sure his plan was carried on, was to appoint Joseph Goebbels as head of the Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda with the goal of transmitting the Nazi doctrine that would appeal to emotions and the heart instead of mind or reason. Goebbels being a committed…show more content…
Hitler himself discusses his motives behind broadcasting Nazi ideals; "Propaganda must always address itself to the broad masses of the people. (...) All propaganda must be presented in a popular form and must fix its intellectual level so as not to be above the heads of the least intellectual of those to whom it is directed. (...) The art of propaganda consists precisely in being able to awaken the imagination of the public through an appeal to their feelings, in finding the appropriate psychological form that will arrest the attention and appeal to the hearts of the national masses. The broad masses of the people are not made up of diplomats or professors of public jurisprudence nor simply of persons who are able to form reasoned judgment in given cases, but a vacillating crowd of human children who are constantly wavering between one idea and another. (...) The great majority of a nation is so feminine in its character and outlook that its thought and conduct are ruled by sentiment rather than by sober reasoning. This sentiment, however, is not complex, but simple and consistent. It is not highly differentiated, but has only the negative and positive notions of love and hatred, right and wrong, truth and falsehood." (Hitler 1925,

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