The majority of the youth became brainwashed with ideas of racism and Aryan superiority. Due to the formation of the Hitler Youth group, education which taught hatred towards Jews, and media, including movies, books, and theatre, the mind of Germany’s youth were shaped according to Hitler’s convictions. Hitler’s captivity of the youth’s spirit created a poisonous atmosphere in Germany in which Nazi propaganda completely dominated the perspective of society. Ultimately, Nazi propaganda enabled Hitler to mobilize German society to willingly participate in a lengthy and bloody war in which the German people remained loyal until the end. Only the bitter defeat and occupation of Germany’s capital Berlin, and Hitler’s suicide finally broke the spell that dominated Germany for twelve
Even when Rudolf Hess was young, he knew that Germany needed a dictator to restore it. He was also looked for someone to fight against the enemy which, in his eyes, were Jewish people. When he heard one of Adolf Hitler’s speeches, he felt “as though overcome by a vision by a vision” (Yad Vashem- The World Holocaust Remembrance Center). The moment Rudolf Hess heard Adolf Hitler, he knew he had found the only one who could make Germany a powerful country. In one of Rudolf Hess’s speeches he says, “With pride we see that one man remains beyond all criticism, that is the Fuhrer.
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. “ … Hitler used the fire that destroyed the Reich-stag, the parliament building in Berlin, as an excuse to declare a state of emergency and suspend democratic protections such as freedom of speech.” (16, Smith).
Hitler involved himself in The First World War and was very passionate about his Love for Germany and its purity. Hitler did not want to see Germany lose. Then because of this, after The First World War Hitler had become outraged by Germany surrendering and he desperately wanted a different ending. Therefore, Hitler was the leading cause in the making of The Second World War. The three most important aspects that helped Hitler win over the German people and start The Second World War was The Treaty of Versailles, the economic struggle of Germany, and his own family struggles.
Germany used speeches and propaganda to earn the love of their citizens and slightly induce them the Jew dehumanization. Before the war started, Hitler was the perfect leader. His regimen gave power and progress to the German community.
This power was accomplished by the manipulation of words maintained by a large propaganda campaign in Germany. Hitler and the Nazis were prominent for their ability to establish varied form of propaganda, using words and imagines intentionally used to offer old antisemitic prejudices, obtain opportunistic tendencies, and turn neighbor against neighbor. They utilized certain techniques while picking their words when establishing propaganda to successfully gain control and manipulate the Germans into supposing he was the ideal pioneer for Germany. Hitler and the Nazi authorities believed it was conceivable to control to maneuver public opinion by utilizing propaganda techniques including name-calling, fear and “bandwagon”. For instance, the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and propaganda changed the words established such as a part of the armed force, supplanting "work" with "administration to Führer and society" and "specialist" with "warrior of work.
He created an entire branch of government for the sole purpose of Propaganda called the “Reich Ministry of public enlightenment and propaganda” headed by Joseph Goebbels, he was a trusted adviser to Hitler which trained especially Nazi members to speak to the public using specific kind of tone and diction. They created fliers and posters for the multiple campaigns, especially in World War II. The Nazi also used it to propagate anti-Semitism, as through propaganda he spread the idea of races that were not deemed to be genetically capable of being productive members of society, stating the blue eyes and blond hair are the ones that are meant to be in this world and everyone else were not “hereditarily fit”. Through this Propaganda campaign Hitler also heavily influenced the anti-Jew “movement”, depicting them as greedy and selfish creatures that will lead to the downfall of human civilization. He portrayed them with the same characteristic in posters, TV, Radio announcement and any kind of platforms he could find.
“The art of propaganda lies in sensing the emotional temper of the broad masses, so that you, in psychologically effective form, can catch their attention and move their hearts…” (Hitler 363) He was able to move their hearts because he used the peoples hatred and feelings of suffering after WWI and the Great Depression to his advantage. Not only did he capture the minds of the people by promoting aspects of life they wanted to change but “driving home your own point of view.” (Hitler, 263) His point of view and goals were to become a top european power militarily, socially, and economically. This required the elimination of people he didn’t have pure German blood and complete support from the people. Indoctrination, brainwashing and manipulation, was an effect of extreme propaganda. The people were completely brainwashed and their mindset absolutely changed and the Third Reich controlled the people “like a puppeteer manipulates the arms of his marionettes…” (Haffner 6) Hitler especially focused on the youth of Germany, in January 1933, the Hitler Youth had only 50,000 members, but by the end of the year it increased to more than 2 million.
It was easier for people to believe they were great and stab them in the back than to believe they had been failures and deserved what was happening to them. His message resonated with the masses and therefore I am reminded of Marx and Religion and the Opium of the people Hitler became just that, so as the German economy crashed, his popularity rose, the business community wanted Hitler to succeed, they financed his party and supported his movement. The business community wanted a strong man to fix the anarchy so that they could continue in an orderly fashion with the business of making money. Another reason was that they saw Hitler as a very simple, even a stupid man who could be directed and dangled like a puppet from above with an only limited understanding of politics
It ended up being successful enough to give Hitler a god-like status across Germany, with people fully accepting and believing that everything he did was justified. The posters were made specifically to propagate the messages in a way that the consumer didn’t even have to read it to get the implied associations. Propaganda covered all forms of media, including: art, music, theater, film, books, radio, press, and even into education. All of German-controlled territories were also subject to propaganda, especially Czechoslovakia and Poland. Sometimes even non-German areas were bombarded with propaganda in the form of pamphlet bombs.