Totalitarian governments, such as Nazi Germany, and their use of controversial techniques in order to rise power are significant influences on literature, creating parallels between it and novels such as 1984 by George Orwell. The system deployed by the Nazi regime in order to rise to power was undoubtedly, while immoral, very effective in eliciting the results desired by its enforcers. State sponsored murder or execution, prevalent in both Nazi Germany and 1984, were utilized by the government to incite hatred within its citizens. Big Brothers overbearing presence in the citizens lives strikingly resembles the relationship that dictators such as Adolf Hitler held with countries through implementation of similar propaganda techniques seen in
He is considered to be the best example of a fascist leader. After World War I he took control over Germany. He aimed to restore the “Aryan Race”. He imprisoned those who he thought were not from this race. Nazis targeted the Jews and killed them brutally.
Although Jewish life before the Holocaust was peaceful at first, discrimination erupted which promoted anti- semitism, enacted laws, and forced Jews into ghettos. In the 1800s before the Holocaust, discrimination against Jews started to become a problem in the country of Germany. The Germans began to isolate the Jewish people because of their race rather and religious
Joseph Goebbels was hired by Hitler to help him win support for the Nazis through propaganda (Propaganda in Nazi Germany).Joseph Goebbels was excellent at propaganda and had the official title of Mister Propaganda and National Enlightenment. Hitler gave him two main tasks which was to make sure that the German people did not view anything that would be harmful to the Nazi party and that the views of the Nazi party were put forward to the most greatest extent. As a result of these two aims, the Nazi propaganda was extremely significant to Hitler’s rise to power as it gave him the means to convey his ideologies in the best way possible. Nazi Germany introduced the idea of censorship due to Goebbels setting up the Reich Chamber of Commerce. This organisation settled the art, literature, newspapers e.t.c.
Stalin had full control of the media, which he used to sway positive public opinion from his effective and massive propaganda skills. This is what gave him the ability to carry out his plans and execute anyone he wished without opposition. He saw himself as the all-powerful leader who could save his country. He would blame democracy, fascism, and Marxism for causing problems in other countries and that communism was the only way to go. His communist party
His passion towards his cause of leading Germany into being the dominant race in Europe is also very visible. Finally “Telos” is the purpose or conclusion of the speech, in this case it was to assure the Germans that he is alive and the plot failed. Thus we use these concepts to show how rhetoric functions, and how Adolf Hitler was eloquent from the rhetoric
He destroyed his oncoming opponents in the eye of the public which gained him a great reputation and name for himself, perceived as the leader they needed for the positive future in Germany to be. Hitler used every downfall in society including the Treaty of Versailles, the Weimar Republic and the Great Depression as a gain and advantages he had, including being an outsider. Although Hitler was an Austrian, he was always impressed of Germany, he fought for Germany and many Germans didn 't realize he was an
Persecution is the elimination of a certain religious, ethnic, or political group to strengthen the government's power. Often times the government uses the tactic of scapegoating, or blaming a group for the country's flaws, to achieve this (Key Traits of Totalitarianism Handout). Hitler blamed the Jewish people for Germany’s loss in World War 1. The Jews were used as scapegoats to reduce the humiliation of the Germans for losing the war. Because of this, Hitler’s goal was to cleanse Germany of any backstabbing Jews (Growing Fascism in Germany Notes, pg 1).
Propaganda was a very important tool used in World War Two that even Hitler recognised its importance and used it during his rule in Germany with the Nazi Party. The word “propaganda” originated in 1622 and was used by many countries afterword to influence the populations’ behavior, beliefs, and attitudes toward something. Hitler realized how important propaganda was and established the Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda and anointed Joseph Goebbels to be the head of it. The Ministry then used many forms of propaganda to influence the non-jewish Germans in Germany. “One of Hitler’s first acts as chancellor was to establish the Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, demonstrating his belief that controlling
Hitler would have a recruitment system very strict, soldiers that were trained to be ruthless and fiercely loyal. The SS could arrest people without warrant and search houses. Hitler later on built concentration camps, in these he would send people, he though was not perfect to his eyes: they would be either exterminated or would have to do hard labour. Hitler even had a secret called Gestapo; they could open your mails, tap telephones, arrest and torture people without going through courts. How horrible is this?
In Rwanda, the Hutus were responsible for committing the majority of the atrocities as they killed thousands and systematically raped women and young girls (O’Donnell 3). To Adolf Hitler, the Jewish people were an inferior race, “an alien threat to German racial purity and community”(“The Holocaust”). A source explains, “The twin goals of racial purity and spatial expansion were the core of Hitler’s worldview, and from 1933 onward they would combine to form the driving force behind his foreign and domestic policies.” (“The
In addition to this, years before the war occurred, Hitler 's name and the Nazi swastika were inevitable throughout German towns (doc 7). This endowed the strong sense of nationalism within Germans. Their minds were trained to love Hitler and the Nazi Party due to their constant exposure to his name and symbol. Also years before World War II, a German newspaper accounted the Nazi Party Nuremberg Convention in 1936. According to this article, marches and ceremonies like this occurred frequently, which shows how loyal and passionate Germans were towards their homeland (doc 8).
Along with the Hitler youth to ensure that the next generation would be loyal to the NAZI ideology. In 1928 Hitler and the NAZI party got 2.6% of the votes (Pearson, 2013). Then in 1932 the NAZI party received 37.7% of the votes (Pearson, 2013). This was due to the NAZI campaign and propaganda.
Hitler, the political leader of Germany during WW2, strived to create a “perfect race”. The building of this race was at the expense of Jews and other minorities he thought of as inferior. Since the minorities were less than human in Hitler’s eyes, he imagined that the art did not belong to them. Rather than Hitler stealing their art, in his eyes the Jews stole his art. This perspective differs greatly from Eisenhower’s, the Commander-in-Chief of the US army during WW2.
Was the main reason for popular support for the Nazis 1933-45 the use of propaganda? [20 marks] Propaganda is information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view. The Nazi's used propaganda in way that maximised the manipulation of the German public. It enabled the Nazis to speak to the various German peoples, through exploiting every means possible and accessible. Despite this, propaganda alone would not have allowed the Nazis to retain as much support as they did, as other factors, such as the policies that the regime implemented, swayed public opinion.