Adolf Hitler's Speeches

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Hitler 's rise to power was the result of the perfect combination of events. The people of Germany were looking for change because of the terrible worldwide economic depression that left millions out of work and the burdensome Treaty of Versailles imposed by the devastating defeat in World War I. The National Socialist German Workers Party, also known as the Nazi Party, rose in Parliament and Hitler was the face of the party. The idealistic image of a new and triumphant Germany that the Nazi Party put forth appealed to young Germans who were angry, unemployed, and ready for change. Hitler gained positive national sentiment by attending Beer Halls where he would give speeches about German honor and the stories of this great speaker spread…show more content…
All of the national support towards Hitler began in 1919 when he delivered his first public speech that is considered to be the start of his political career. Among other impressive personal qualities, Adolf Hitler was viewed as a visionary in his time because of the ideal and profitable Germany he described in his great speeches. The vision for Germany he depicted in his persuasive speeches left the downtrodden people of Germany no choice but to put their trust in him. Adolf Hitler had the ability to convince the average citizens to believe in his plan for Germany 's future which is what made him a charismatic leader. Also, he became the voice of the people by saying out loud what they were thinking to themselves. At the same time as being the voice of the people, Adolf Hitler was able to influence the people of Germany with his personal opinions such as his thoughts on anti-Semitism. He did this by claiming that the Jews were to blame for all the unfortunate events that occurred to Germany including the embarrassing loss in World War I. Lastly, the unwavering conviction that Hitler held while climbing his way to the top became evident when in 1928 he gained only 2.6 percent of the vote. Nevertheless, Adolf Hitler only became stronger and more power hungry with every…show more content…
Adolf Hitler assigned Joseph Goebbels to be in charge of the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda to make sure that his message was communicated to the people. The purpose behind the use of propaganda was to instill a sense of nationalism in the citizens, but Hitler also wanted to promote racism and anti-Semitism. For example, in the movie The External Jew, Jewish citizens are portrayed as terrible people who are consumed by money and sex. This portrayal was not only done in movies but was also in newspapers such as Der Stürmer where the Jews were portrayed as sub-humans and enemies of Germany. These types of movies and newspapers were produced to spread Hitler 's message indirectly and to gain political favor. Once the people of Germany had viewed these movies or read newspapers like Der Stürmer, they began to believe the false message that Hitler had been preaching about the Jewish population and they seemingly had no choice but to support him. Lastly, perhaps the most effective way of spreading propaganda to the average citizen was through radio because the Nazi 's radio message was extremely far reaching. Hitler was able to spread the hatred of the Jewish population by making ridiculous claims such as that the Jews were benefitting off the German people 's hard
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