This propaganda continued even once they had won the election. Furthermore, once the Nazi’s had gained power, they began to push anti-Jew and other very racist and fascist propaganda on the people of Germany. Hitler was shown in newspapers and presented on the radio as a strong and just leader; with the Jews being represented as evil. Propaganda was therefore crucial to the maintenance of power by the Nazis as it meant when they began their attack on the Jews, they had the support of their people. Furthermore, it can be argued that propaganda was crucial to the maintenance of power by the Nazis as they portrayed Hitler as powerful and showed him to be good for the country, making sure people continued to show support for the Nazis and it portrayed Hitler as above all party politicking and as a figure for national focus and loyalty.
His powerful speech was influential and enabled the German public to feel more optimistic within the war as well as regime. Another reason why the Nazis proclaimed to total war was because Hitler was keen on establishing Germany as a strong nation. The defeats
This type of euphemism allows him to influence the German people with what their opinion on the issue is going to be. As he progresses on with his speech, Hitler also states how Germany and Russia have planned to fix the problem that they have at hand, by explaining it to the people in a more appealing and indirect way. “...that Germany and Soviet Russia have come to an understanding, for this understanding means the elimination of that nightmare which kept British statesmen from sleeping...” (Hitler, Adolf).The use of euphemism in this particular context makes the German people seem naive to what is going on. Hitler has intended it to seem that way because with his choice of words he is able to control what goes on and he can better control how the German people will react. Hitler’s intention with
Another similarity between Hitler’s and Stalin’s struggles to power is their method of gaining the people’s support. Both Hitler and Stalin promised their country improvements in the economy, government, and living conditions. Hitler used the failing economy, strong western influence, and weak Weimar Republic to offer the German people
“The use of radio was the most effective method of mass indoctrination of the German people in the years 1933 to 1939.” Explain why you agree or disagree with this view. There are many different methods of mass indoctrination that the Nazi Party demonstrated to get their ideology across to the German public. One of these methods was radio which was effective as it allowed Hitler to speak to a mass number of people. Other method that some people would argue is more effective is film and newspaper. Many people would agree that radio is the most effective way of getting Nazi ideology across to the German people.
What contribution did Joseph Goebbels and Leni Riefenstahl make to Nazi propaganda ? Intro Goebbels and Riefenstahl had an immense effect on Nazi propaganda, Although Hitler came to power in 1933 through democratic means he had to avail of many forms of propaganda in order to grip all aspects of peoples lives; Social, Political, Economic and Personal. With the help of Goebbels and Riefenstahl along with other film makers, Hitler found a way to indoctrinate and brainwash most germans into both following and agreeing with his policies, this paved the way for his totalitarian regime, with the help of Goebbels. Goebbles Goebbels was Hitlers Minister for Propaganda, he was definitely one of the most influential people in Nazi Germany as it was up to him to ensure that the nation was gripped by Hitlers cult of personality, which I personally think Goebbels was more than partly responsible for creating. Goebbels used many means in order to create the personality cult which is credited for keeping Hitlers third reich united.
To Germans at the time, Hitler made sense; he united everyone by providing explanations for Germany's problems. People in Germany were tired of their poor quality of life. Hitler promised to make Germany proud again - it was exactly what people wanted to hear. Hitler pledged something for every part of Germany society. To all Germans he promised to restore German honour by tearing up the hated Treaty of Versailles and by making Germany great again.
In Hitler’s autobiography, Mein Kampf , he states that the use of propaganda is a means and a must for National Socialism. If Nazism was to remain powerful, it was vital to have good public opinion. By controlling the mass media, Hitler was able influence public opinion, implement his policies, and maintain his power. In one of his speeches, Hitler states, “Truth is the foundation on which the power of the press stands and falls. It may be good to have power based on arms but it is better and more joyful to win and to keep the hearts of the people.” Throughout Triumph of the Will, adoration and approval for Hitler is clearly shown on the faces of those in the crowd.
HY2 past paper d) How useful are sources A,E and F in understanding Nazi Germany 1933-1939?The three sources as a whole give a general idea on Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1939 but these sources – as bias material – don’t give a very well rounded view. The Czechoslovakian cartoon shows a very bias view of Germany in 1938, during this time Hitler was starting to invade surrounding lands and would have had a bad name among many European countries. The cartoon shows an SS officer controlling an artist which with my hindsight can see is a very useful source in understanding that others felt that the Nazis were controlling many aspects of Germany at the time. It is now a common opinion that Goebbels controlled all propaganda, including art, making sure that all media types were supporting the Nazi regime thus indoctrinating the German people. This source also shows that terror helped control the Germans and what they said or showed publicly.
He connected with the audience by keeping them engaged. He was influential not only with his public speaking, but with propaganda. Hitler created propaganda that would influence the citizens of Germany to think that the Jews were inferior. Another way he used his influential attribute was by violence. When a fire started in the Reichstag building, Hitler used it as a way to start series of terrorist acts against politicians he considered enemies (“Hitler, Adolf”).