Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi party, rose to power for many reasons. The economical, social, and political standpoints in Germany at the time were a disaster. He promised German people he would bring back the pride in their the country. After World War I the economic situation was abhorrent. The war damaged the economy, and had gone into hyperinflation, which wiped out citizens savings quickly.
From here Hitler slowly expanded his power in the government while his supporters formed paramilitary groups like the Schutzstaffel who fought protesters in the streets and helped raise hatred toward Communism and only Hitler could save the country. In 1933 a worker set fire to the parliament building and hitler convinced them to grant him emergency powers. Within a matter of months the freedom of the press was abolished. Hitler's close associates like Joseph Goebbels were in charge of propaganda which was used to paint Hitler as a great Samaritan who was helping Germany back on its feet. Which Hitler did do, lowering the unemployment from nearly 6 million to 1 million.
Apart from this, he tried to brainwash citizens to support Nazism by education and propagandas. Hitler also discriminated women in working place, he removed the welfare for women and even reduce the numbers of employed women. Hitler was a talented person, he made good use on human minds. “I have not come into this world to make men better, but to
On August 2nd, 1934, Hindenburg passed away at the age of 87. When he died, Hitler was instantly the most powerful man in Germany with control over the German Army. However there are other equally important reasons how Hitler had total control of Germany. The oath of Loyalty from the army gained its obedience, whilst the Enabling Act meant he could pass any law he wanted too as he gained control of law making. The Night of the Long Knives eliminated serious threats and banning trade unions gave him control of all workers.
From the very beginning, Hitler and the Nazi Party had very clear ideas and objectives. They had two main aims, and in order to expand and dominate the diplomatic stage in Europe, they had to achieve these aims. Firstly, Hitler followed a revisionist policy, which was to ignore and end the Treaty of Versailles. The treaty severely limited Germany’s power, with territory loss and the creation of the Polish Corridor. Their army was reduced to 100,000 men, their navy and air force were restricted, Anschluss with Austria was forbidden and they had to pay reparations of a total of 6.6 billion pounds.
Hitler’s use of pathos and ethos made him seem very emotional towards the topic. His use of pathos by using hand gestures to express more emotion while he talked as well as letting tension rise by making people wait made his speech more effective. He used ethos when he talked he would start in a lower voice and get higher while he made it sound like was really looking out for the German people. He wanted to gain their trust. When he would say sentences such as “The delusion that some are the conquerors and others the conquered destroys the trust between nations and thereby also destroys the world economy.
Hitler was explaining to the people of Germany the actions he took and justifications of his actions towards abolition of the Treaty of Versailles. The speech showed that Hitler, the leader of Germany, had planned to abolish the Treaty of Versailles which weakened Germany immensely. To bring prosperity to Germany again, Hitler decided to reverse everything the treaty had done to Germany. The speech by Hitler showed his pride and there was hint of him rejoicing in his own achievement that he did not just pay lips service, but delivered what he promised the people.
The perfect Genocide During the holocaust 6, million Jewish people were killed. Nazi Germany was able to achieve 2 of the hardest things to do by a government… Genocide and love of its people, at the same time. You must be wondering how the heck someone could achieve such a horrifying thing and still have their countries support, I’ll tell you…media. Nazi Germany used media and propaganda to hide and manipulate information in order to achieve their goals. Before and during the 2nd world war, Germany used speeches and propaganda to earn the love of their citizens and slightly induce them the Jew dehumanization.
The Holocaust was an altruistic event during WWII where millions of Jews were viciously murdered by the National Socialist Group under Adolf Hitler’s command. The downfall of Germany began when the Great Depression hit in the late 1920’s and the early 1930’s; The Great Depression was a time of political disaster resulting in great civil unrest. The citizens started looking for a solution. Thus the Nazi Party quickly gained popularity. Beliefs of the Nazis included creating a “master race”.
Hitler rose to power while Germany was in an economic depression, and through propaganda and group think he was able to place blame (scapegoat) on the Jews for all of the troubles that Germany was facing. Some of the troubles that Germany was facing was that they were financially unstable, they had lost land due to the Treaty of Versailles, and they did not feel prideful as a German. Through group think Hitler was able to persuade the pure Germans that the Jews needed to be persecuted and sent to internment and labor camps for all of the troubles that they had
As stated in Article 232 of the Treaty of Versailles, Germany became angry and humiliated as it was being forced to pay 132 billion gold marks ($367 billion in US Dollars, 2010) over the next 30 years (Doc C). In 1929, these payments were reduced to 112 billion gold marks ($341 billion), but Germany still fell behind on these payments as they were struggling to pay for their own reparations of World War I (Doc C). As Hitler rose to power, he stopped all of the reparation payments and continued to rule Germany in his own reign. The payments required for the reparations of the victorian countries did not allow Germany to strengthen itself, thus allowing anger towards the Treaty of Versailles to lead as a contributing factor of World War
This quote shows how the children were discriminated against. Document 11 shows a picture of Jewish Children and wearing badges. Overall, the Nazis party was a bad influence to the people and the children. But the party 's rise to power was rapid. Before the economic depression struck, the Nazis were practically unknown, winning only 3 percent.
Events leading to the Wannnsee Conference January of 1933 the Nazi party officially took power in Germany and Hitler becomes chancellor. At this time Jews were living in every country in Europe and rightfully so. This was about a total of 9 million Jews who will suddenly lose everything they worked for.? The first of many concentration camps was Dachau right near Munich. At this camp the prisoners were made up of people who opposed the new regime and could cause problems down the road for Hitler?s plan.
Hitler made the military decisions for his country during the war, but he is perhaps most known for his role in the Holocaust. The Holocaust was "the systematic murder of 6 million Jews across Europe (Danzer et al. 542). " At first, Jewish people were restricted of their liberties through the Nuremberg Laws ("Holocaust Timeline"). After forcing many Jews to leave, only around 250,000 Jewish people remained in Germany; therefore, Hitler executed his Final Solution, which was "a policy of genocide, the deliberate and systematic murder of an entire population (Danzer et al. 544). " Jewish people were relocated to concentration, labor, and death camps.
As tension grows along around the Nuremberg laws, different ways of propaganda are being used from the Nazi’s to grow more difficulty towards the Jews. It’s an an advantage to push out more hate and fear,in other words it’s an advantage to the Nazi’s. It also relies on false evidence or lies as it mostly was used a lot against the Jews from them being told as being aliens, demons, all sorts of lies to convince the German society that they were monsters, as they told enough lies,” Man is not what he think he is, he is what he hides”, www.goodreads.com. Propaganda is basically a “welcome mat” towards the Jews, as the new laws take place, it established the silent-majority to leave them out of society.