Volkish Impact On Nazism

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population understood that intense racism was a major factor of Nazism, his mixture of Volkish ideals and a clear direction for Germany ensured many people that “Hitler’s New Order would ensure peace for a thousand years.”
Hitler was able to legitimize these mass killings through the idea of the Volk to the German population. The last hindering aspect of the Volkish ideals from controlling German politics was its lack of direction in a political party. While the ideology was popular and was supported by the German population; political parties that maintained Volkish ideals had had difficulties in controlling the ideology’s ambiguity and implementing a national action plan from it. Hitler’s quick rise to power was his ability to construct
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By continuously pushing the idea that there was an issue with the ideology of Germans, he essentially was able to have the German population ignore Germany’s ever-growing economy and technological advances. When Germans were told that the Jews were the cause of all of Germany’s problems and that they needed to be exterminated for the good of the Volk, this allows Germans to accept Hitler’s plan for …show more content…
Historians have mixed opinions on the overall effectiveness of propaganda in Germany however. Prior to the Nazi party gaining control, “person-to-person contact was the core of the propaganda effort.” When Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany in 1933, he also created a government-controlled Propaganda Ministry to control the national media networks, drastically changing the role of Nazi propaganda. Bytwerk argues, “if before 1933 the Nazi goal had been to win enough support to take power, their goal afterwards was a uniform public opinion and behavior on matters of interest to the state.” Nazi propaganda became a vital role in Nazi operations and through various publications such as newspapers, radio, literature, and film, Hitler was able to spread his message throughout Germany. Mass media was able to convey simple propaganda messages with “intellectual levels adjusted to the most limited intelligence among those it is addressed to.” By portraying simple, but clear messages that all types of Germans could respond to and understand easily, Nazi propaganda appealed to Germans of lower economic classes and also those in rural geographical regions that otherwise would not be been connected with Nazism and Hitler. In 1933, Hitler appointed Dr. Joseph Goebbels as the head of the new Ministry for Public

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