My first point is how Goebbels used propaganda to aid Hitler. The idea of getting ideas across to masses of people got them to start thinking about voting for the Nazis. Joseph Goebbels was the Nazi's party "main man" for getting across the Nazi's message. He did everything possible for Hitler to get publicity; he even made records and films of Hitler's speeches and put up millions of posters and flags all over Germany. People started seeing more and more of the Nazi regime and this gained more votes through the propaganda which was widespread throughout Germany.
Through this job Speer met Dr Goebbels, who organised Speer’s first architect job; the renovation of the Party’s headquarters in Berlin. After the success of this event, Speer was asked in 1933 to renovate the Propaganda Ministry with a timeline of only two months. Luckily, Speer just met the time line by using large fans to dry the remaining plaster of the project on its due day. After Speer’s success on this project, Speer began to develop a reputation for his skill and ability to deliver results. This new born and growing reputation speculated among the Nazi officials and Hitler himself, and ultimately served as a starting block for Speer’s rise to prominence.
Speer made an important connection through this work – Karl Hanke, a Nazi District Leader in West Berlin. It was Karl Hanke who offered Speer his early redecoration work for the Nazi Party. His early success with redecoration jobs led to more opportunities with the Nazi Party. Soon he was asked to take on jobs for high-ranking Nazi’s. In the summer of 1932 he was asked to redecorate Goebbels’ headquarters.
This would be his military successes. Between the years 1939 and 1941, Hitler enjoyed many battle victories. From his invasion of Poland in 1939, to the occupation of France in 1940 they were all looked upon as major successes for Hitler. He must have felt unstoppable, but he should of known with infinite successes come enormous failures. He was also successful in brainwashing the German children by rewriting German textbooks.
Propaganda was used frequently all around Germany during the time of Hitler and was effective in promoting Hitler as the ideal ruler for Germany. Nazi propaganda posters always showed Hitler in a good light which appealed to the German people. The first example shows young Aryan German boy looking upwards. The poster also features Hitler looking in the same direction, which suggests that he understands and supports the best interests of the youth. The caption of the poster translates to “The Hitler youth is born”, and the fact that an Aryan child is chosen to be shown is key.
It was here where Speer first came under the powerful influence of Adolf Hitler. Speer was so captivated by Hitler’s speech, that he claimed he was ‘ so deeply moved by Hitler, he saw no need of reasoning behind needing to educate himself about the Nazi ideologies and policies before joining them.’ As a result, Speer officially joined the Nazi party on the 1st of March 1931. Speer’s first role in the party was as leader of the Nazi motorist Corps. By this point, Speer’s architectural career was going nowhere until an opportunity finally presented itself in
Anti – democratic figures had seen the Nazi party as potential allies to provide popular support for an authoritarian regime. From this we can learn that the increase of support in which the Nazi party had gained, Hitler had also gained too. However the Nazi party were only ever capable of receiving 37% of the vote, this implicates that despite the increase in popularity, the level of support was not as significant as Hitler had hoped and therefore he could not had been elected by popular support alone. On the one hand, it must not be diminished that the Nazi party created a new outlook for most Germans. They were beginning to doubt that Germany had any pride left.
Laura Harvey Principles of Leadership BA-223 Analysis of King/Hitler Speech September 15, 2013 Analysis of King/Hitler Speech Martin Luther King Jr. and Adolf Hitler were two men who changed the world from behind a podium. They were both influential leaders that motivated a great number of people and left a lasting impact on society. The impressions these men made were undoubtedly different, but when comparing King’s “I have a dream” speech to one of Hitler’s historical speeches, it is possible to find similarities in how they influenced their followers. In the speeches analyzed, both King and Hitler were able to encourage unification amongst their followers. The two men understood and appreciated the missions of their supporters, adapted to their audiences, and remained themselves while stepping up as leaders.
The 1918 election subsequently became known as the coupon election in reference to the signed letter of endorsement that selected coalition candidates received from Lloyd George and the conservative leader Andrew Bonar Law. The war time coalition government was overwhelmingly successful and people believed they could carry on this success into peacetime. Promises such as punishing the Germans by paying for the war and 'homes for heroes' was promised and were seen as achievable likewise so was the belief that the coalition government could return the country to normality. 700,000 houses were built out of 200,000. It was a start.
Some historians say it was the consent and willingness of the German people that took him to Fuhrer but there are other strong arguments such as the Enabling Law, the demolishment of other political parties and trade unions, his agreements with the church, media and industrialists and the Night of the Long Knives. One of the main reasons Hitler was able to come into power was the consent from the German people. Without their willingness to believe and back Hitler, he wouldn’t have been able to gain any real momentum. On the 5th of March in 1933 the Nazis increased their vote from 33.1% to 43.9%, securing them 288 seats. One of the ways Hitler got the backing of the German people was by telling them what they wanted to hear.