A historical investigation will be conducted regarding a thorough analysis of what the holocaust was and what reasons paved the way for the holocaust to occur. Not originally a German citizen, Adolf Hitler was a man who fought with the German army during World War One (WW1), which commenced in 1914. Hitler was born in the year of 1889 in Austria. Germany’s bitter defeat in WW1 had not gone unnoticed by many Germans, including Hitler. German Jews were popular targets of blame because they stood out from the population at large.
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.
During this event Speer and Hitler became close friends and when Troost died in 1934, Speer filled his position as the Party’s Chief Architect. The most prestigious of Speer architectural assignments was the Germania Project of 1937. The plan was based on Hitler’s perception that Germany was the most powerful country in the world. With this assignment, he was named First Architect of the Reich. The assignment involved the design of a new Reich Chancellery and the destruction of thousands of Jewish homes.
Anyone that he didn’t want alive, didn’t have much of a chance to survive. He used his influence to start World War II and influenced the Germans to fight for their country. Other ways that Hitler influenced the German citizens included making many appearances in front of large crowds by using military music. He had “elaborate ceremonies and dramatic speeches to demonstrate the glory of Germany and of his own leadership” (“Hitler, Adolf”). It is generally accepted that once someone is famous or popular, they can become influential and so it
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
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. The documentary itself is propaganda because it portrays Hitler and the Nazi party as the good guys rather than exposing the evil and corruption within their regime. Nazism’s ideal of the power and purification of the race is predominately shown in The Triumph of the Will. Of the thousands of German citizens shown throughout the film, none are of Jewish decent. In the film, a Nazi leader states that “A people which does not hold with the purity of its race will perish”.
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 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 Under a Dictatorship In this chapter of Brave New World Revisited, Aldous Huxley is providing several reasons as to why Adolph Hitler, the most powerful dictator in history, and his methods were successful in Germany during his “reign”. Huxley clearly took the position that “Hitler was perfectly correct in his estimate of human nature.” Huxley’s points and his stance on the issue are very valid and correct. Huxley does not defend Hitler and his evil doings in the chapter, however, he just claims that Hitler’s methods of complete control of the people was very “smart”. In today’s world, dictatorship is still in Cuba and North Korea. Dictator Puongyang in North Korea used technology and propaganda to “herd-poison” the masses to gain power.
Britain’s Blitzkrieg: Winston Churchill’s War to End All Wars Widely regarded as one of the most motivational speeches ever given, “Their Finest Hour” by Winston Churchill effectively captured the attention of most of 1940’s era Great Britain. During this bleak time period, under heavy political fire, Churchill’s speech was intended to motivate British people to aid with war support, but ended up doing much more. Due to its historical context, stylistic methods, and the effects the speech, it can be concluded that this speech is one of the most effective ever written. One of this speech’s main contributors of success was when it was given. “Their Finest Hour” was orated on June 18th, 1940, directly following the Battle of Britain.