Nowadays people ask themselves how it was possible for WW2 and the Holocaust to happen and why the Nazis and Hitler became so very powerful and successful. To answer that question one has to take a look at how they managed to seize power during the inter war years and the events that took place. In his propaganda speech in front of the Reichstag in April 1939 Hitler claimed having singlehandedly accomplished the rise of the Nazi party with the words: “I have accomplished all this, as one who 21 years ago was still an unknown worker and soldier of my people, by my own efforts…” (Ian Kershaw, The Führer Myth: How Hitler won over the German People).
Question: Define “totalitarianism” and access the extent to which it was achieved in Hitler´s Germany. Adolf Hitler was a German politician who became the country’s Chancellor from 1933 to 1945; he was also the leader of the National Socialist German Workers ' Party. This party, also known as the Nazi Party, is known for its racists ideals and for being responsible for the Holocaust, a genocide that killed about 11 million people. Germany was considered a totalitarian state at the time, which means that its government had full and total authority over all and controlled nearly all aspects of people 's lives.
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.
Informative/ Explanatory Essay: Hitler Comes To Power HItler was a very cruel and evil man that caused many people pain. Hitler wanted to gain power once he was elected chancellor. He was rude and did gain power. But his gain of power brought suffering to people he called, “undesirables.” Hitler was elected chancellor and became more powerful.
In the times of the Third Reich, the Nazi Youth Movement was in full force by requiring all youth to participate in a youth organization brought up by the Nazis in some way, shape, or form. The extent of the Nazi party mobilizing the youth was a success because of the mandatory requirement for the children to actively participate and the reason the Nazi party succeeded was because of the enormous amount of persuasion, motivation, and encouragement the Nazis demonstrated to the youth through propaganda. The Nazis understood that securing the youth in society was a step forward in their campaign for power. The Nazis didn’t want to scare away the young by forcing them to do tasks that they wouldn’t enjoy or like to take part in, but rather they
Peter Müller of Swing Kids At the start of the 1930s, Germany began to experience the effects of the worldwide economic depression. The government at the time, the Weimar Republic, was perceived as weak to many Germans, and the democratic rule was unable to provide the country with a solution to its economic despair. With the Weimar Republic’s lack of popularity and the increasing anger and impatience amongst Germans, Adolf Hitler offered false promises of a prosperous future that raised the hopes of German people. Hitler and the Nazi Party’s claims and encouraging economic policies gained support quickly.
World War II is said to be the worst conflict in human history. About fifty to eighty million people died all together. There were concentration camps run by the Germans and there were essentially two wars raging. The two wars were the war in Europe and the war in the Pacific, which was Japan against the United States. World War II went on for six years and would destroy more land and property around the world and kill more people than any other war before.
Kaitlin made an interesting point in her post: she argued that barbarism is the summarization of Nazi’s philosophical political ideologies and the most important factor in Hitler’s seize of power. I partly agree with Kaitlin’s assessment; barbarism is truly a succinct summary of uncivilized ideologies: war, racism, and violence. As Bessel pointed out, Weimar Germany was seriously wounded and lived in the shadow of World War I: its “social, cultural and political points of reference were the war” (172). And the nation’s deep desire to revenge “made the crude politics of Adolf Hitler and his henchmen acceptable to both Germany’s elites and Germany’s masses” (174).
The average German worker had supported Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party because both Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party had appealed to what the average German workers had wanted. After World War I, Germany had experienced a hyperinflation as a result of all the war reparations. The entire German population had become crazed as they were trying to make money in order to purchase food and other basic necessities.
When Hitler and his party took over in Germany, many monstrous events happened. The party and Hitler took power over everything and had many supporters following what they did. They were also the creators of the concentration camps. The concentration camps consisted of slave-labor camps, extermination camps, and many more. What would have happened if Hitler never became so powerful?