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
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.
Goebbels was impressed with Speer’s work and recommended him to Hitler, who then assigned him to help renovate the Chancellery in Berlin. However, Speer’s most notable work on this assignment was the addition of the balcony from which Hitler had famously presented himself to the crowd. With such prominent work, Speer won over the respect, trust and close friendship of Hitler, which was a rare and valuable commodity in the Nazi Party. Hitler prized Speer for his specificity in carrying out his distinct taste in architecture and decisions. Speer was designated Chief of Architecture when the former, Paul Troost, died in 1934.
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
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.
I agree with Margret MacMillan that Hitler would want to gain more power no matter what happened. Hitler wanted more and more power, and to achieve the status that he desired for Germany he used many different tactics. Hitler convinced the Germans that they would return to international status through his speeches and Nazi propaganda. To achieve his own desire for more power Hitler created Lebensraum which
During the leadership of Adolf Hitler, he wanted his beliefs to increase all over Germany. The most logical extension of Hitler’s beliefs was the people of tomorrow, the kids. Adolf Hitler wanted Nazism in all Germany, every city, every town, every market, every house, every shelter, every person, every heart he wanted to be Nazi. A once member of the Nazi Youth once
Goebbels used many means in order to create the personality cult which is credited for keeping Hitlers third reich united. Goebbels knew the power of controlling a nation laid with keeping a step ahead, therefore he knew technological advances were essential to gripping peoples attention. By ensuring that radios were incredibly cheap he could make sure that they were in everyones home thus entering the personal life of all germans. He also knew that film could grip Hitlers Germany and hence he enlisted the help of Leni Riefenstahl. Riefenstahl In a state where where women played a secondary role to men, Riefenstahl thrived becoming the one of the most if not the most successful film maker of the time.
This “new type of man,” would be taught to maintain the spirit of militaristic ideals such as, “sacrifice for a greater cause,” but also had to obtain a “boundless admiration” for their leader, and powerful hatred of their enemies, the Jews (Evans, 263.) As well as being in good physical shape, the German youth had to be obedient and loyal. Self-pride and unity were two characteristics that were strongly encouraged among them. No matter where the German youth were, it was impossible to escape the pressures to become apart of the Hitler Youth. However, the boys were not the only ones pressured to join this movement, it was just as bad for the girls as well.
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.