Goebbels contribution to germany
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"As far as Goebbels was concerned, the main purpose of the regime was to capture hearts and minds; the purpose of terror was to deal with those whom the regime had not reached or who had been cast out as an undesirable minority." Discuss the validity of this statement. President Hindenburg appointed Hitler Chancellor of Germany on January 30th 1933, having successfully campaigned to make the Nazis the most popular party. He had been legally elected and chosen to form a government. Hitler was a great orator and through his oratory skills and his ideology of Lebensraum he decided to unify all Germans and continue the superiority of the Aryan race while capturing more territory for the Germans to live in and spread the word of Nazi philosophy through various tools and techniques. To manage his propaganda Hitler appointed Joseph Goebbels his dear friend as the Minister of propaganda and enlightenment of the people in 1933 after Hitler rose to the post of Chancellor. Goebbels knew that it was necessary to capture the minds and the hearts of the German people if Nazi philosophy was to thrive and revenge to the unfair Treaty of Versailles be taken.
One major event that made Germany popular amongst the world was the Olympics of 1936 where media from over 40 countries was present and this was a great way to spread Nazi ideas and show German advancement. This showed that Goebbels used propaganda to such a great extent that he invited countries from all over the world participated which was a great stage to spread Nazi Philosophy. The Nazi party divided the German housing structure into many units for the purpose of discipline and administration. The supervisors of every block were responsible for the discipline and the collection of funds during particular days in the week. These Nazi supervisors saw that all the citizens obeyed Nazi laws and did not disrupt the Nazi system. Actions such as insulting Nazi philosophy, humiliating Hitler and following other ideologies and not celebrating festivals with Nazi rules were taken strict action against and put behind bars without a legal notice. The Schutz- Staffel (SS) or the protection squad was formed in 1925 by those people who supported Hitler and proposed his ruling. After destroying the German army the SA in 1934, the SS had many more responsibilities to look at.
Concentration camps were the Nazis ultimate sanction against their own people. Prisoners mainly Jews and other races which were non German were forced to do hard labour. After the 1930,s only a few emerged alive from their camps. Jews, Socialists, communists, trade, unionists, churchmen and anyone against the Nazi philosophy. Hitler was an iron willed man with great courage and dictatorship skills. He rose to power in the years 1924 to 1933 and finally achieved the role of Fuhrer Prinzip in 1934. He played with words and twisted the minds of the Germans towards Nazi philosophy. The main ideology followed by the Nazis was that of the superiority of the Aryan race, which was further implemented by the policy of Anti-Marxism by Hitler. In Hitler's view, all groups, races, or people carried within them traits that were immutably transmitted from one generation to the next. No individual could triumph over the inborn qualities of race. All of human history could be explained in terms of racial struggle. Terror along with the SS and the Gestapo fired the hearts of the various populations.
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