Propaganda In Nazi Germany Essay

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Apart from direct approach, an indirect approach to consolidate power during the Nazi Reign was using propaganda. Even before 1933, propagandas were used to gain support. Propagandas effects were not immediate but it was built on subconscious fears and envies. Crim writes how the propaganda of Judeo-Bolshevism was used during post World War I era (1919). This propaganda subconsciously created fear towards Judaism and Communism within the German community. This propaganda had segregated the Germany community, easing political leaders’ efforts to manipulate the citizens. While Germans were busy hating Jewish people and communists, political leaders pulled strings to gain power. Propaganda had divided and conquered Germany.
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Nazi Germany was only defeated because of the Allied and the Soviet forces in 1945. The ways taken by the Hitler and Nazi to consolidate power were effective. Hitler and Nazi manipulated the politics and aligned everything according to their plans. They created laws to protect their power so their actions could be legal. The incident of Reichstag Fire might a conspiracy act that the Nazi had done to change the laws to be in their favors. After this incident, the Nazis’ cruel actions were legal. Police force, especially SA, were controlled and unified, making operations easier to be carried out. With law and police to be on their favors, they were authorized to arrest their enemies. Himmler as the chief police had made the concentration camps more prevalent in Germany. The prisoners were punished and treated terribly for disobedience. These punishments were publicized as propaganda to instill fear to the Germans. It was an indirect and long term consolidating power measure. Hitler built his propagandas from previous propagandas as they are more effective when acting on people’s beliefs. Besides, the laws and police forces had accelerated the effects of propagandas. They invoked the subconscious messages that were implanted even before the Nazi reign. When the ‘Malicious Practice Act’ was enacted, Germans were entitled to report any unusual activities to the authorities so that investigations could

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