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
“Hitler was a powerful and spellbinding speaker who attracted a wide following of Germans desperate for change” (Introduction to the Holocaust). Since Hitler was able to convince people that his beliefs about the Jews were correct, he was able to form the Nazi army. Hitler took advantage of the weak in order to become chancellor (Hitler's Rise to Power). Hitler promised the poor and powerless glory and riches if they joined his movement. This was successful in many cases.
People were convinced and manipulated to believe this, and so gave one of Hitler's aims more support, which was getting rid of Jews, Marxists and Communists. Hitler made his policies appealing to people especially through his speeches, which were charismatic, and inspiring. He could easily exploit emotions with his speeches; this helped the party gain support. The Nazi's success partly stemmed from their organisational structure and methods. The party developed according to local circumstances.
Since anti-Semitism was already present, it made manipulating the German public into perceiving the Jew as an enemy an easy task. In political psychology it is believed that politics can cue identity and this is clear when it comes to German society and Hitler. He was able to play on the fear of others and the threat to German culture in order to come to power and fulfill his plan of the extermination of the Jew. Which is what intentionalist believe was what he had set out to do from the beginning. Like Karl Dietrich Bracher states, “Hitler was the most radical expressor and the most effective propagator of a set of ideas and emotions forming the nucleus of extreme German nationalism, that is, anti-democratism, imperialism, and racism.” Hitler was the perfect leader for a nation that was disappointed with the Weimar government and that had a strong sense of nationalism.
Hitler mentions in his book, Mein Kampf that “The art of propaganda lies in understanding the emotional ideas of the ... ... middle of paper ... ...gnorance, Hitler was able to influence the children with this claim. Hitler was able to use their ignorance in his blaming of the Jews for many of Germany's social problems. Jewish families were often herded to Auschwitz. Jews and their families were made to take the blame for any problems that Germany faced, and therefore they suffered under great persecutions by Hitler. These frequent public persecutions of "troublemakers", therefore helped Hitler to control his youth.
The Nazi Regime achieved this through strategic implementations of propaganda. This desensitized the public into believing Hitler could help Germany in its time of economic and political struggle. A few people were surprised by the amount of propaganda used by the Nazis. One person was a Jewish philologist in Dresden, he noted that, “On every commercial vehicle, post office van, mailman’s bicycle, on every house and shop window, on broad banners, quotations form Hitler are everywhere and al... ... middle of paper ... ...uccessful era of propaganda where it was not only used by Nazi Germany but others as well. Hitler rose to power, gained German support, and deceived others through both propaganda and striking fear into the hearts of various groups of people.
“Hitler was a powerful and spellbinding speaker who attracted a wide following of Germans desperate for change” (Introduction to the Holocaust). Since Hitler was able to convince people that his beliefs about the Jewish were correct, he was able to form the Nazithe Nazi army. Hitler took advantage of the weak in order to become chancellor (Hitler's Rise to Power). Hitler promised the poor and powerless glory and riches if they joined his movement. This was successful in many cases.
Nazi propaganda played an important role in the Holocaust, the extermination of millions based on race, religion, and ethnicity. It successfully secured the acquiescence of the general public to the crimes committed by the Nazis. The Nazi Party used their control of the media to fuel anti-Semitic belief and to persuade Germans to support the Nazi cause throughout the Holocaust and World War II. Although the Nazis were the largest political party in Germay, they did not win a majority of votes in the elections until 1933 (Kolb). Propaganda within Nazi Germany was therefore taken to a new and frequently perverse level and was a crucial part of Hitler’s plans (Welch).
Predominantly, after the ruinous end to WW1 and the great depression, Nazism’s Gleichschaltung appeared to have rebuilt the German economy, restored its national power and met the material aspirations of... ... middle of paper ... ...ellow Spots’ expository analysis of “the persecution of Jewish people in Germany” demonstrated the anti-Jewish violence as a larger, systematic campaign to annihilate Jews in the process of creating the Volksgemeinschaft. This clearly emphasises that people in Britain from 1936 were aware of the barbarism and cruelty of the Nazi regime, which was subsequently validated through the Holocaust. Furthermore, the book’s challenge for a “vocal and insistent protest of the civilised conscience against the Nazis” evidently suggests that particular Britain’s grasped the extensive horror of the Nazi totalitarian regime and implored that the population opposed the Nazis. Thus, the publication of ‘The Yellow Spot’ suggest that people in Britain had a significant insight into the maltreatment and prosecution of the Jews which was permeated to the core by Nazi’s racist ideology.
Also adding to Hitler’s plan, were revoking the Versailles Treaty, keeping war profits, revoking civil rights for Jews, and expelling those Jews who had emigrated into Germany after the war began. The Jews were a major part of Hitler 's plans, and the blame of the Jews only increased. Inflation, political instability, unemployment, and the humiliation in the war, were all problems that the Jews played scapegoat too. Hitler’s party was gaining an audience, and the name of the party was changed to the National Socialist German Worker 's party. The red flag with the swastika was adopted as the party symbol.