The goal of this paper is to determine the effectiveness of Hitler’s propaganda. First you have to understand what Hitler wanted to accomplish with his propaganda. In his book Mein Kampfe he wrote that ‘the task of propaganda is to attract followers.’ He certainly accomplished that. It could be said that Hitler himself was one of the most successful forms of propaganda. He established himself so rapidly as the Fuhrer and had a cult like following probably like none other in history. The superhuman image of Hitler was sometimes referred to as the “Hitler Myth”. (Stout, Michael J.) Hitler focussed his efforts on the masses to create this following, because he thought they were corrupt, unintelligent people, that were easily influenced. He felt there was no point in targeting the intellectuals because they would form their own opinions. Germany was crippled by the Versailles treaty and the depression. Hitler was able to increase his followers by creating jobs and a pay scale that was higher than that of other countries, paid holidays, and overtime. This brought Germany out of the Depression quicker than other countries ,causing the people to love Hitler even more. Propaganda was also used to boost the morale of the soldiers and to fuel their hatred towards the enemy. This essay will explore some of Hitler’s most effective and influential propaganda techniques. Hitler felt that the information in his propaganda should be limited and simple using slogans and themes that are repeated over and over.Some of Hitler’s propaganda techniques included rallies, posters, films, art, books, and all kinds of media aimed at the goal of taking over Germany. Before Hitler rose to power propaganda was not utilized as much by the Germans. Hitler believed that in the first World War that the Allies were much more effective in using propaganda to promote their cause. He felt that Germany’s failures were mostly because of their lack of use of propaganda. Hitler took propaganda to a whole new level, that was different than anybody ever before.Hitler used mass media to convey simple propaganda messages that all of the people could respond to and understand easily. In these messages he portrayed Germany’s enemies in a very negative manner which in turn created loyalty towards Hitler. He also created a government-controlled Propaganda Ministry to control the national media networks. The Pro-Mi’s purpose was to control all public media and entertainment. It consisted of seven departments: Legislation and Legal, Coordination of Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda, Race and Travel, Radio, Journalism, National and Foreign Press, Film, Film Censorship, Newsreel, Theater, Music, Fine Arts and People’s Culture. (Stout, Michael J.) Hitler needed someone to manage his undertakings so he appointed Dr. Joseph Goebbels as Propaganda Minister. Like Hitler, Goebbels was an excellent speaker and was very skilled in using propaganda for a specific purpose. Goebbels focused negative propaganda against the Allies and promised victory to the Germans. With Goebbel in charge the Propaganda Ministry was very successful during Hitler’s rise to power in the 1930’s and the first years of World War II. How effective was Hitler’s propaganda? First of all, the effectiveness of Hitler’s propaganda cannot be confused with the Germans losing the war. You might think that the propaganda was not effective at all because Germany lost the war. But that’s not the case. In fact, propaganda was very effective in rallying the troops and stirring up the peoples loyalty, especially during the first part of the war. In 1928 the number of registered members of the Nazi party was 108,717. By 1932 that number had increased to 1,414,975. When Germany started losing the war however, Hitler had to rethink his strategies. He told the people if they lost the war Germany would be destroyed. The Germans believed this was true. As the war drug out and battles were being lost…
Hitler and the Nazi regime were able to almost annihilate the entire Jewish population by their use of propaganda, they used this propaganda to become very powerful.
Imagine going to sleep one night and then waking up the next morning to realize that your neighboring country has been abandoned overnight. You would be dumbfounded; you would be asking yourself how could this be possible, and the answer would be propaganda. Now propaganda did not only make it seem like all of this was okay but it…
Catastrophe- a sudden and widespread disaster
Brownshirts- a Nazi
concentration camp- a guarded compound for the detention or imprisonment of aliens,
members of ethnic minorities, political opponents, etc., especially any of the camps established
by the Nazis prior to and during World War II for the confinement and persecution of prisoners
discrimination-an act or instance of discriminating, or of making a distinction…
They taught what he does at school covering the evil person that he is. Eva Braun is the wife of Adolf. He started showing up on posters, schools, work, promoting and recruiting soldiers for the war. He then committed suicide. He was officially dead Oct.25, 1956, after they identified his remains
Hitler represents strength. He was a good leader. In 1930 he won German citizenship but only by the scheming of Nazi henchmen, yet he was the leader of Germany. He became known as the…
1984 vs. Nazi Germany
“Power is not a means; it is an end. And power means the capacity to conflict unlimited pain and suffering to another human being”(afterword 288). 1984 by George Orwell is a story of power and control. The government uses a spying organization known as “Big Brother,” Thought Police, and children to gain power over regular society, regardless of the cost. In a similar way Adolf Hitler exerted power over the people of Germany using similar tactics including propaganda, The Gestapo…
extent was propaganda vital to the Nazis' attempt to transform German society after 1933?
After being invited into power in January 1933, Hitler initially found himself in a weak position within the German society. Hitler didn't like being in this weak position so he used many attempts to get out of this situation. He used images to convey how powerful he actually was and he changed the parliamentary system from being democratic to become a dictatorship. Many historians believe that propaganda was important…
h10 facts about Nazi Germany
1. Nazi Germany's regime lasted for a surprisingly short amount of time. Only 12 years (1933-1945)
2. Nazi Germany was a 'totalitarian' state, meaning that the Nazi government recognized no ends to their authority, would restrict public and private life whenever possible, and would create personality cults whenever possible through propaganda and completely biased media.
3. Hitler used the Swastika as the Nazi symbol as a 'symbol of our struggle'. In Mein Kumpf…
The technique of propaganda used by the Nazi party in Germany contributed to their success as a political party and got them support from the people and their power. Propaganda also contributed to their recognition first starting out, the support they needed from the people of Germany, and kept the people under their control by giving the Nazis influence over the minds of the people. Several groups and organizations aided the Nazis in their propaganda;…
The final alliance of the Nazi Party’s supremacy within the German state catalyzed the introduction of an ideology that indorsed the formation of a new society in which class division and social conflict had been eradicated, and a national community composed of ethnically pure Aryans had been established in its domicile. The subsequent totalitarian regime was maintained in part by the multifaceted structure of the Nazi state; however, it owes a substantial amount of its sustained accomplishment…
Name: Alastair Orr
Category: 2 Semester: 1
Investigation Topic: The Creation of Nazi Culture
Class: 11A TEACHER: Mrs Walker
To what extent was propaganda used by the Nazi Government as a Means of Control?
Nazi Propaganda was integral in Adolf Hitler’s control of the German people due to its ability to persuade.
Propaganda has been used for hundreds of years by many different nations throughout history as a way to promote nationalism…