Propaganda is the dispersal of information to impact or control large groups of individuals. The story of how the Nazi rose to power in Germany is regularly seen as an ideal example of how to accomplish political ends through propaganda. They were so powerful and forceful in utilizing publicity and propaganda to assemble support for their gathering and arrangements for war. In authoritarian regimes like Nazi Germany, propaganda played a notable role in persuading and convincing the Germans to believe in Hitler’s regime. Nazi used propaganda for two purposes, to construct a favorable and pleasing image of Hitler and to create a cynical and obstructive perception of those thought to be adversaries, especially Jews.
Adolf Hitler, “implemented these laws to ostracize, discriminate and expel Jews from German society” (3) Diverse culture was rejected. Physically, the people of Germany, mostly jews, were affected because of Hitler trying to make the population one master race. He believed aryans were this “master race” as he believed the grew to have good health strength and overall, good characteristics unlike Jews
During the 1930’s-1940’s Hitler was named leader of Nazi Germany. During this time, he wanted to create the perfect human race. In his quest to create the perfect race Hitler founded the T4 program. The program that was created was to kill anyone who was deemed unfit for society. The doctors executing the order believed it was a mercy killing.
Despite the many theories about the purpose of the Holocaust, the real purpose make those who weren’t members of the Master Race fear the Nazi Regime, to force them to obey the Nazi’s without question. Many believe that the Nazis were the cause and started World War II. These people believe that the Nazis are to be held responsible for the holocaust
He explains that Hitler viewed Germany's problem through the lens of his racial ideology and this made war inevitable for him. Tooze does conclude that Hitler he probably wished to avoid a big war with Britain and France until the early 1940’s, but this become impossible with the events that had unfolded by early 1939. He further argues that Hitler’s anti-Semitic views and his belief in the Jewish responsibility of Germany’s combined with Western democracies aligning with each other propelled Hitler to take action that would lead to the Second
Similar to the middle class, Hitler also blamed the Jews for many of the problems that occurred at the time. As a result, the German’s supported the idea of the Final Solution. The Final Solution was the Nazi’s attempt to create the perfect Aryan race by annihilating the Jews. Through Hitler’s attempts to create a unified, perfect Aryan race by exterminating the common enemy, Jews, he was supported by the German’s. In document three, we see how appealing Hitler was in his speeches.
A clear aspect of what makes a state totalitarian is having one strong ideology and Nazi Germany perfectly covers this criterion. The government of Nazi Germany was a fascist state. The Nazi ideology uses biological racism and antisemitism, Nazi fascism’s ideology included a racial theory which praised the Aryan race and denigrated those who did not fit this race. Extreme nationalism was encouraged which called for the unification of all German-speaking peoples, the use of private paramilitary organizations to stop and terrorize the opposition, and the centralization of decision-making by, and loyalty to, a single leader. All of these aspects of Nazi ideology contribute to the idea that Nazi Germany was a totalitarian state.
In addition, Himmler understand the power of police and their ability to sway people's minds. He was able to persuade it Hitler to allow the police force and SS to join knowing that it would allow the Nazi party to achieve their long term goal, also known as the “Final Solution” (“Heinrich Himmler”). The “Final Solution” was a plan devised by Himmler himself to eliminate all the Jews from Europe and gain racial supremacy (“Himmler, Heinrich” 90). On October 4, 1943 in Poznan Himmler gave a speech in front of high ranking SS Generals. During the speech he was quoted
The Nazis solution to the Versailles Treaty was to reject it. They gained support from Germans by the use of their propaganda by emphasizing the already commonly held fear that if it wasn’t for the Left and their supporters the Communists who overthrow Emperor William II they would have not have lost the Great War. The Nazis also placed blame on the Jewish community with source eight’s imagery of the String-Puller either being Jewish our possibly financing those that sought to control the German people it would only push German fear even further which didn’t really need prodding due to the Great Depression. With Hitler leading the Nazi party and projecting such determination and conviction promising to face the problems that face the German people by reaching out or appealing to the small shopkeepers, craftsman, tradesman essentially the middle class citizen’s men and women as found it source nine and fourteen. In source seven having a Nazi meeting in a heavily communist quarter of Berlin was a show of force and strength along with a willingness to use that force as a propaganda tool advertising that they wouldn’t be intimidated by the communist party and would take the confrontation to them.
Throughout all of history, people have tried to convince those around them of a certain idea. The only way these people could get others to listen or to follow them is by speaking or writing persuasively. In order to thoroughly convince them, the speaker/writer would have to proficiently use the technique of rhetorical devices. Political leaders especially use particular word choice and sentence structure to ensure the target audience believes every word they’re hearing so the leader can play into their emotions by using the rhetorical device pathos, they’re moral values by using ethos, and they’re logical thinking by using logos. Specifically, Adolf Hitler was one of the most influential leaders and speakers in history due to his masterful
once eugenics became established in the United States, the campaign migrated to Germany. While Hitler 's anti-Semitism “sprung from his own mind”, the basis of the eugenics Hitler adopted, originated in America. He tried to legitimize his hatred by “wrapping it in the more palatable pseudoscientific facade of eugenics” (Black). By claiming that science was on his side, Hitler enlisted more followers among reasonable Germans. Eugenicists claimed that the ideal human was the blond, blue-eyed Nordic types.