Propaganda And Mass Meetings In Nuremberg: Holocaust Analysis

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In the Propaganda and Mass Meetings in Nazi Germany document, it portrays Hitler’s use of propaganda and rallies to gain popularity within Germany. The document is divided into two sections: the first section is one of Hitler’s speeches, the latter is an impression of one of Hitler’s speeches from a school teacher. The first section is from a speech in Nuremberg in 1936, the latter is from an early Hitler rally in 1932. Throughout this paper, the historical context and significance will be analyzed. As stated previously, the first document, Hitler’s speech in Nuremberg, was orally presented in 1936. This speech occurred relatively early in Hitler’s reign which began in 1933, when he became Chancellor of Germany. However, Hitler had been …show more content…
He used its power to unite a country against not only other countries, but subgroups within Germany itself. Hitler is quoted as describing propaganda as, “propaganda tries to force a doctrine on the whole people. Propaganda works on the general public from the standpoint of an idea and makes them ripe for the victory of this idea” (Nazi Propaganda, 2016). The horrendous and despicable acts that occurred during Hitler’s reign delighted many Germans. This was not due to Germans being an evil ethnicity, it was due to the way Hitler framed his actions (O 'Shaughnessy, 2009). Hitler turned to propaganda because he believed it was what won the Entente World War I. It could not believe that the Germany could be defeated by such an inferior people. Therefore, it must have been propaganda that brought Germany to its knees during the World War I (O 'Shaughnessy, 2009). The propaganda and mass meetings that Germany would exploit during Hitler’s reign would forever change its use. It was important at the time because it allowed Hitler to begin his conquest of Europe, and it allowed for the persecution of certain subgroups. It allowed for Hitler to begin a Genocide against the Jews, popularly known as the Holocaust. However, Hitler was smart about executing these “inferior” individuals outside of Germany’s pre-war borders. He learned from the consequences of World War I; he knew to shield the Germans from the terrors of war …show more content…
First, others around the world saw how Hitler used propaganda and attempted to gain the same benefits as the Nazis. Second, propaganda is everywhere. It is impossible to go a single day without seeing some type of propaganda. Over time, companies, and even governments, have looked at how Nazis used propaganda and attempted to recreate it. Nazi propaganda is seen as an effective, even though it caused vast amounts of damage. Third, long after Hitler’s death, there are still those who look to him as godlike. There are still those who hold Hitler’s ideas as divine. “It is a testament to the effectiveness of Nazi propaganda that its impact today is powerful and if anything growing” (O 'Shaughnessy, 2009). Fourth, millions of people were slaughtered at the hands of the Nazis. Several groups were murdered in the most devastating ways imaginable; from the Einsatzgruppen to Auschwitz, millions of people felt the effects of Nazi propaganda. That is where this list will stop, however, it is important to note that this list is

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