Hitler's “voice rose victorious over falterings, his eyes blazed with conviction, his whole body become an instrument of rude eloquence” (Binchy). Hitler’s whole demeanor changed when he was giving influential speeches. Some German citizens had difficulty understanding Hitler when he spoke quickly and eloquently. Because his language and level of education was similar to the German public, his speeches were similar, people could understand him. He connected with the audience by keeping them engaged.
This gave Hitler tremendous power within the organization as they knew they could not afford to lose him. The Party Gets a New Name In April, 1920, Hitler advocated that the party should change its name to the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP). Hitler had always been hostile to socialist ideas, especially those that involved racial or sexual equality. However, socialism was a popular political philosophy in Germany after the First World War. This was reflected in the growth in the German Social Democrat Party (SDP), the largest political party in
Propaganda was very important in the Nazi’s maintaining their power once they won the election in 1933. In the Nazis campaigns previous to them gaining power, they had exploited all the media they could in order to appeal to the public. Hitler’s speeches were played on the radio, his beliefs were written about in Nazi newspapers and magazines and posters containing horrific propaganda were placed everywhere. The public were bombarded with so much powerful propaganda that it could be argued that it would be almost impossible for them not to become attracted to the Nazi party in some way. This propaganda continued even once they had won the election.
Words are very powerful, and sometimes the words we use offend people.There are so many different races, groups, religions and just plain types of people and each person may be offended or inspired by different things, but so saying that, it can only take one word to decide a persons opion, or change their veiw on a subject, even if they feel very strongly on said subject. it is this unique ability that make language so speacial. for example, take hitler and the holocaust. using only words, skillfully built into many speech conventions, Adolf Hitler convinced many thousands of people to perform atrocities that they never would have done otherwise, and his words were so effective, that they truley beilved what they were doing was the right thing. But Although many of historys worst events were inspired by the words of dictators, words can also convince somone to donate an organ, risk their lives to save others, and donate to a lifesaving cause.
The Reichstag Fire led to the Enabling Act because Hitler had managed to convince Hindenburg that it was a ‘communists uprising’. This manages Hitler to prove to Germany that communists were bad people and he would have get more votes, in the next elections. However, I also disagree with the statement ‘the Reichstag Fire more important than the Enabling Act in allowing Hitler to consolidate power’ because of other several reasons. Firstly, the Enabling Act made a Hitler a virtual dictator. Nobody could stop him, even Hindenburg.
Albert Speer wasn’t any ordinary citizen, he was smart and sophisticated. He knew that he may need employment in the future and he knew the Nazi party may have been a path. However, Speer announced that he joined because of “fear of communism, fascination for Hitler and rejection of the Treaty of Versailles”. Speer joining the Nazi Party was a significant event in his personality becoming prominent to history because this event led to further events in which made his prominence progress. Speer’s appointment as Architect of the Third Reich contributed greatly to his rise in prominence.
The Weimar Republic appeared to have no idea how to solve the problems of the Depression. The Nazis on the other hand promised to solve the problems. Hitler promised most groups in Germany what they wanted. Hitler blamed all the problems on Jews and other sections of society. To Germans at the time, Hitler made sense; he united everyone by providing explanations for Germany's problems.
Explain why the Nazi Regime proclaimed “Total War” in February 1943. (12 Marks) One factor behind why the Nazi regime went ahead with total war was because it offered a chance to revive public morale following the defeat at Stalingrad. The public morale down at this point however going to war with allies seemed the perfect opportunity in regaining the trust of people in the regime. Josef Goebbels speech proved to be a great example in uplifting the people’s moods in regards to total war. His powerful speech was influential and enabled the German public to feel more optimistic within the war as well as regime.
Speer had substantial power and was also said to be the second most powerful man in the Third Reich after Hitler. His contribution were significant and included the possibility of prolonging Germany's defence as Minister for Armaments and Munitions, as consequently due to that it allowed the continuation of the racial policies, also using his architectural ability to endorse Nazism and nationalism, being given the chance to build ˜Germania' and whose designs of the Olympics gained recognition for Germany
When Hitler and the Nazis achieved absolute power by early August 1934, their main goals were to Nazify the German people, improve the economy (with their National Socialistic ideals), and overall maintain absolute power within Germany, while pursuing their radical ideologies. These goals were to be achieved through Hitler’s domestic policies. In order to Nazify every single person, the Nazis infiltrated every aspect of society as many ways as possible. Propaganda was used to persuade people into accepting and/or following Nazi ideals, which would be achieved through all types of media. The radio was a particularly effective device due to the fact that it was already a big source of entertainment.