Mein Campf Hitler Analysis

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Use sources A, B and C and your own knowledge. How important was anti-Semitism in attracting support for Nazism by 1929? The importance of anti-Semitism in Nazi ideology was somewhat outshined by other pressing issuing that faced the German people by 1929, however it was still a factor in attracting support for the Nazis. The extent of Hitler's anti-Semitic views is made perfectly clear in source A, which shows an extract from his book Mein Campf. He starts with describing his meeting with 'something' in a long caftan with black hair locks. Referring to the Jewish man as a 'thing' rather than a person or a human, it automatically paints a picture of a ghastly, almost inhuman-time monstrous being: this was how Hitler saw the Jews. However,…show more content…
The crisis had widespread effects, rising unemployment, a series banking crisis and intensified pressures on small farmers, who had already been experiencing hardships before 1929. Nazi propaganda was used often to exploit the fears of farmers who were in a large amount of debt to banks, and were unable to pay back loans. This Nazi propaganda (as shown in source C) advertised a 'new Germany', wiped clean of Jews: the people who 'robbed' the factories, forests and railways. If the farmers supported the Nazis, they would get rid of the Jews and essentially, help the farmers get back on their feet again. Along with the farmers, many shopkeepers and small businesses were very receptive to the idea that their problems were due to Jewish Capitalism. The Nazis very effectively took advantage of the current economic situation, as they knew many ordinary Germans were desperate for a solution. The German people were so pre-occupied with the hardships that they were facing that they heard the messages they wanted to hear within the Nazi Party promises. Their previous disapproval faded dramatically as they focused more heavily on the promises of work and bread (things the party had been promoting since 1920), rather than their more extreme anti-Semitic
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