They were beginning to doubt that Germany had any pride left. Historian R.Landau writes in his book (The Nazi Holocaust) that the ‘Nazi party was appealing’. This demonstrates that Hitler and the Nazis were a modern and plausible option for the public. Many of the middle class and other highly regarded sections of society were also drawn to the Nazi’s. Therefore, strengthening Landau’s view and the above argument that Hitler became leader of Germany as he was leader of the most popular parties.
As a ruler, Adolf Hitler of the Nazi party had numerous successes but he also had he fair share of failures. At the beginning of World War II, Hitler was seen as a savior to the German nation because of his oratory skills, appeal to the people and his successes. One of his first successes came when he fulfilled his promises to the German people and reversed the Treaty of Versailles. After the death of Hindenburg in 1934, Hitler was seen as the successor. The German public saw Hitler as god-like with his vast power and glorifying the German race as being the “master race.” When he finally reversed the power of the Treaty of Versailles and rebuilt Germany’s armed forces, the German nation basically did as he told them to do.
Assess the importance of propaganda in the maintenance of Nazi power between 1933 and 1939. Propaganda is information put out by an organization or government to promote a policy, idea, or cause. It was a fundamental element in the maintenance of the Nazi Government power between the period of 1933-39. Joseph Goebbels was an important key figure in utilising Propaganda in Germany. Though it wasn't the only key element in the maintenance of power, Nazi Government also used other factors including; fear and the success Hitler turning Germany socio-economy around.
Being in the centre suggests importance and relevance to Germany. All of the people standing behind him hint to everyone that the people of Germany should be behind him and support his ideas, meanwhile the frequent use of Swastikas forge Nazi ideology in the minds of the German Citizens. The caption translates to “Long Live Germany”. The eagle in the background is a symbol of a prosperous Germany, so at the top of the poster where the sun should be there is an eagle. Since the sun is an essential source of life for people, the eagle replacing the sun suggests that Hitler is essential for Germany and its economy to survive.
'Popular Support For Hitler Was the Most Important Reason Why he Became Chancellor In January 1993' How Far do You Agree With This Statement? Hitler became Chancellor in January 1933, I believe that it the statement is partially true, Hitler was a clever man and with the aid of Joseph Goebbels he released many campaigns and propaganda throughout Germany spreading the Nazi's message and image getting people to vote for them. Not only that but with the Nazi's policies which some of them were aimed at particular groups like the nationalists or old age citizens, this too gained support. However it wasn't just popular support which got Hitler into power, the two previous chancellors in the Reichstag who were voted off helped as Hindenburg had no option but to make Hitler into the new Chancellor. My first point is how Goebbels used propaganda to aid Hitler.
These photos give you the idea that they are caring, loving and just completely concerned for the well-being of the people. The use of propaganda was a big contributor to the success of both men. Since Hitler and Stalin were able to manipulate people with their propaganda, they could convince people of just about anything. This proves them to be amoral. Both would do whatever they thought was necessary to further their cause, with no remorse about what they had done.
The most valuable asset that Hitler needed to come to power was support from the people. This would give him a strong political foothold, and therefore the authority to push on with his Nazi regime – to transform Germany into a force driven by his ideals, he would need its population on his side. What needs to be assessed is which factor was more influential in drawing support from the masses; Hitler’s brilliant rhetoric and ruthless oppression, or the failures and weakness of the Weimar government. Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor in January 1933 was a huge breakthrough for the Nazi party, giving him a strong position from which to manoeuvre himself into control. In a political sense, it ‘got his foot in the door’, so to speak.
One also needs to take into account the weaknesses of their democratic government of the Weimar Republic and its failure to deal with the problems of the day. This essay requires an explanation of the phenomenal electoral success of the Nazi Party between 1929 and 1933 with particular reference to the contribution made by their leader, Adolf Hitler. Arguably the most important reason for the Nazis rise to power was the personal qualities and leadership Adolf Hitler himself possessed. Hitler was a great and mesmerising speaker, he was a strong performer and when he spoke he aroused the emotions of his listeners and they were convinced just by his persona instead of what he was saying. This was important for Hitler’s rise to power as he gained huge population and support due to his impressive speeches.
Many people would agree that radio is the most effective way of getting Nazi ideology across to the German people. Both Hitler and Goebbels agree that the spoken word is the more effective than the written; this is because it allowed Hitler to speak directly to the public. As radio or “People’s receivers” also became widely available and more popular (by 1939 70% of households in Germany had one) the Nazi Party could reach more people, meaning it was very effective of mass indoctrination. Radio was very easy to control as proven by Goebbels who only let Hitler speak on the radio so his speeches can bring them to the nation and also by how quick Goebbels was able to take control of the airwaves, so propaganda was given main priority. However, this meant that the public could have found the constant propaganda boring so might not listen to it as much.
Hitler gave the Nazi Party a figure of authority, determination, dignity and dominance. His coherent speeches appealed to everyone, he did not focus on intellectually challenging political lectures. He knew that the majority of his audience were working class and therefore focused on nationalist and issues close to them. The fact that Hitler knew his audience and used emotive language in the way he spoke, he gained major popularity. Indeed he was the ideal person to represent the Nazi Party in this way.