"Nazism" Essays and Research Papers


BIRTH OF NAZISM "Until the German people understand that one can conduct politics only when one has the support of power—and again power. Only so is reconstruction possible… It is not an economic question which faces the German people, it is a political question—how shall the nation’s determination be recovered?" (Bullock, 1962) Adolf Hitler posed this question to the German people in 1923. The face of post World War I Germany was truly battered, in all senses of...

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1984 and Nazism

inspire him to create this politically motivated book. A totalitarian world where one person rules and declares what is a crime and what is not, is something many people would have been scared of a lot. The totalitarianism in 1984 is very similar to the Nazism that was occurring in Germany with Hitler. This could have been the key thing that motivated George Orwell to write 1984. Nazi Germany used propaganda and censorship to control what people saw, heard, and read. Hitler appointed Joseph Goebbels...

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The Rise of Nazism

Running head: THE RISE OF NAZISM The Rise of Nazism and the factors involved Many key factors led up to the rise of Nazism. These factors had great impact on all of Germany and the world. Some of these factors were specific antecedents, prejudice behaviors, and psychological factors that many people faced. Things that precede or allow things to happen are called antecedents. Four specific antecedents helped to enable the rise of Nazism. The first of these antecedents would be the end of...

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Fascism/Nazism Study Guide

Fascism & Nazism * Brutality, suffering made clear chemical warfare * Loss of faith look for fascism & Nazism * Turn to science to make life better * Malthus – “perfectibility of man” scarcity of resources * Smith – Leave human nature Why does WWI cast reason in doubt? * Corruption: Why are we fighting? * 10 million dead, 21 million hurt leads to loss of demand (consumers) * War is expensive, international debt in Europe * Infrastructure, factories destroyed ...

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Rise of Nazism and Enlightenment Thought

of democracy and political opposition in Germany coupled with an ideology that preached ultra-violent racial hatred of Jews and extremely nationalistic fervour lead to Nazism clearly representing the anti-thesis to Enlightenment ideals of individualism, the ‘general will’, tolerance, self-development and individual thought. Nazism preached a completely polar opposite to the views of Enlightenment and pursued them with a vigour that would drag the whole world into another worldwide conflict, of which...

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Growth of Nazism in Post-War Germany

[pic] [pic] [pic] [pic] [pic] [pic] [pic] [pic] Buechler 1 GROWTH OF NAZISM IN POST-WAR GERMANY            After the bombings and imprisonment of  World War I, a new world of hate was experienced by the German race toward not only the French but also the Jews. After electing a new leader named Adolf Hitler, the Germans were introduced to a new political party, which some have looked upon as a religion, called Nazism. Hitler and the Nazis used "props, banners, preachings, prayer responses...

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The Rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany

There are many reasons people say as to why the nazi party was created and what some of the causes were. Throughout the duration of my paper I am going to explain and discuss some of the major topics that could have led to the rise of Nazism in Germany, such as the treaty of Versailles and some of the restrictions that were put on Germany, the loss of the war, and the Weimar Republic. These are just some of the reasons that are going to be looked at and discussed. Germany's beating in World War...

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Nazism: Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler

Nazism – the dominant force in Germany In the 1930's, Nazism became the dominant force in Germany. Adolf Hitler fought for Germany during World War One. Afterwards he became the instrumental piece in the formation and growth of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP/ Nazi Party).With help and taking advantage from various key factors, Hitler and the NSDAP rose into power. He expressed his hatred towards the defeat of World War One, and played on grievances from the Great Depression...

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Gestapo was the secret state police which investigated any opposition.’ ‘The Gestapo could arrest citizens on suspicion and send them to concentration camps without trial or explanation.’ ‘The SS’s prime responsibility was to destroy opposition to Nazism.’ ‘The SS’s role was to carry out the racial policies of the Nazis.’ ‘The SS’s Death’s Head units were responsible for the concentration camps and the slaughter of the Jews.’ ‘The Waffen-SS were special armoured regiments which fought alongside...

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Rise and Fall of Nazism and Napoleon

Hitler and Napoleon are arguably two of the most influential and powerful leaders in the history of mankind. They both had their times of glory, but both also had a very ugly side. At the end of this essay, I will compare and contrast the two, but before I can do that, we need to have a little background on them. In late 1793, Napoleon drove British forces out of the French port of Toulon, and went on to win many dazzling victories, defeating the Austrians. With each military victory, he became...

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Neo-Nazism The urgent alarm bell to World War Ⅲ

 Neo-Nazism The urgent alarm bell to World War Ⅲ Neo-Nazism—it seems to be a little strange word. This is because every human who lives in this world must consider Nazism to be an absolutely evil thing. Therefore, it is hard to believe in such a “new, modern, and modified Nazism”. According to an online dictionary, Neo-Nazis is a group that “believes in the idea and policies of Hitler’s Nazis and that sometimes commits violent acts” (“Neo-Nazi”). However, this definition does not seem...

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Albert Speer - Do Events Shape People or Do People Shape Events?

The Nuremburg Trial outcome is our vital evidence that Albert Speer was a man who was corrupted by the events at the time. He is the epitome of the saying “events shape people more than people shape events” as he merely rode the wave of Nazism. As German historian Joachim Fest stated, “He [Hitler] drew Speer to him like no one else, he singles him out and made him great” (Fest, The Face of Third Reich, pg 340). In any other situation it is inconceivable that an architect could have come to hold the...

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political science

POS200BF March 4, 2013. What are the main ideals of Nazism, and what are the sources of this ideology? Why is it still important to study such political thought? Political ideologies are usually defined within a left-right political spectrum. Nazism falls outside this conventional spectrum and falls within syncretic politics. It is a negative form of syncretic politics, as it is located on the far right of the political spectrum. Nazism is a mixture of Völkisch ideals, Wagnerian Romanticism...

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Nazi Idealogy

Nazi Ideology Nazism was never a coherent or uniform ideology » (Griffin). Judjment on the true nature of Nazi ideology is always diffuclt to make and easy to change, for this reason one can not affirm one of the above statements to be true, nor can one say that one of them is wrong, they are both right in one sense, wrong in another, all depending from which angle one looks at them. Nazi ideology was born out of the need to attract the widest range of people from the widest range...

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future. Race is something that has evolved over time. There was a concept developed that the “Aryan race was the master race” (Nazism and Race). The master race meaning “a race, people, or nation, whose members consider themselves superior to all others and therefore justified in conquering and ruling them” (dictionary.com). From this idea of “master race” the ideology of Nazism was developed. Hitler “defined each racial subtype according to general physical appearance and their psychological qualities...

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Fascist Ideology- Norsefire and the Nazi Party

Ideology By Evie Friedrich Question One. What were the ideologies of the Nazi Party and the Norsefire Party portrayed in V for Vendetta? Nazi ideology or Nazism was the ideology developed by Adolf Hitler and other prominent Nazis in Germany. There were many existing ideologies that influenced Nazism such as Fascism and Nationalism, however Nazism was a unique ideology in many ways. It combined many ideas, values and morals that were key to Hitler’s vision of Germany, such as Lebensraum, the Fuhrer...

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What were the advantages and disadvantages of Nazi rule for the German people up to 1939?

What were the Advantages and Disadvantages of Nazi Rule for the German People up to 1939? Nazism seemed to end the effects of the great depression. The German economy had been devastated in 1929 when the great depression happened, but surprisingly, it was looking more prosperous afterwards! In 1938 national income was the highest Germany had seen, which was higher than what Germany had before the great depression by eight billion marks! Although wages had not overtaken the level that wages were...

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How Important Was the Wall Street Crash

people converting to Nazism. Weak opposition to the Nazi party wasn’t only due to the great depression: As Hitler and Nazi party grow in size and power, less and less parties were able to “holt” the Nazi’s from gaining power. The main two parties able to stop a Nazi rise to power were the Communists and Social democrats; but because of corresponding policies for the two parties, the two began to hate each other, and would refuse to ally themselves to stop the rise of Nazism! At this time, German...

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"How Successful Was the Indoctrination of the German Youth Under the Nazi Regime?"

and what was expected of them as youths. However, it also gave them a sense of authority and maturity, because they were able to partake in similar activities as their parents. The Hitler Youth prepared physically for war, however, the ideology of Nazism needed to be taught to them and this could only be achieved through education. Indoctrination through Education A system of elite schools was set up, all of which emphasised physical training (fifteen percent of school time was taken up with physical...

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On Hitler's Mountain

child. A few years later, Hunt’s uncle Hans was born (12). Perhaps the most peculiar aspect of this relationship was the fact that Luise was twelve years older that Albin, something Hunt’s mother always seemed to resent (9). Even before the era of Nazism, Anti-Semitism was well known throughout German society, and “it could be felt even in the behavior of children.” In Hunt’s grandmother’s apartment complex, there lived a Jewish couple and their boy that came and went from time to time either for...

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Nazi Germany and Ans

NAZISM AND THE RISE OF HITLER (History) Class – 9 Question. 1. Describe the problems faced by the Weimar Republic ? Answer i) Weimar was not received of its own people largely because of the term it was forced to accept after Germany was defeated at the end of First World War. ii) The socialist catholics and democrats who supported it were mockingly called the november criminals. iii) The Weimar Republic crushed the uprising of soviet of workers with help of war veteran...

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social capital

people are in a social network whose members are interested in committing crimes, the existence of social capital will promote criminal activity. A fascinating recent study called “Bowling for Fascism” goes much further: It shows that the rise of Nazism was greatly facilitated by unusually high levels of social capital in Weimar Germany. The research offers an important and novel perspective on Adolf Hitler’s ascension to power. And by identifying conditions that help to spread extremism, it also...

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Education in Nazi Germany - History Change and Continuity Assessment

continue forever. One of these integral changes was education. Hitler strongly believed that, younger minds were easier to infiltrate and indoctrinate, as they were developing and imposed this sudden change amongst schoolchildren to provoke stronger Nazism in the future generation of Germans. Older generations, could oppose and have opinions to disapprove Hitler’s ideas. So, the Nazis changed education drastically to mould these children for the future of Germany. However, some parts of education were...

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Modernism and the Holocaust

Hitler's rise to power and to Nazi movement, but according to Mosse, "one trend of German thought could become so strong that millions of people accepted it as the only solution to Germany's dilemma," (Mosse 8). Bauman expresses his own views of Nazism and the Holocaust in his Modernity and the Holocaust. He explains how the ideology of the National Socialist movement was a rejection of modernity in which the result was a mass genocide of the Jewish population. "They identified modernity as the...

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How effective was Nazi propaganda 1933-1945?

regime lived on people’s passive conformity and acceptance rather than genuine commitment, and that the success of the regime was partially due to practical economic stability the state provided rather than the effectiveness of propaganda. Under Nazism, propaganda came in different forms and projected different ideas onto its people, and effectiveness varied depending on whether propaganda was building on already existing traditional prejudices. The state controlled media to a large degree as it...

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Inhummanity in Night

bombarded with morale’s of Nazism in school and in special programs after school called the Hitler Youth. The Hitler Youth implanted Nazi values and prejudices in children through lectures and study, (Bendersky 165).He also used intricate propaganda plan that appealed to the mass of German citizens. This "political advertising," as Hitler called it, was successful in persuading the mass of German citizens that Nazi ideals would save the country, (Bendersky 67).With the ideals of Nazism enforced and accepted...

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Economic Recovery Was the Main Reason for the Survival of the Nazi State. Discuss

into a totalitarian state in which he was the only person with power. Gleichschaltung was introduced to make Nazism a part of everyday life. It is the complete co-ordination of everything to do with the Nazi regime. Nazi groups were being set up for all works of life including youth groups, secretarial groups, doctor groups and in 1936 a Nazi approved church was founded. Hitler was making Nazism unavoidable and these groups all encouraged Nazi support and ideology. Children were even encouraged to tell...

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Reasons for the Rise of Nazi Party and the Collapse of the Weimar Repu

incompetent leadership and an unhappy nation, the German people began to realize that their country was in a vulnerable situation and began to look for stable alternatives to democracy. Hitler's sophisticated way of introducing the secure option of nazism at an appropriate time and taking advantage of a weak government that was prone to problems, was one of the main reasons for Hitler's success. When the German nation lacked pride and unity after their failure in WW1, Hitler's promise of a strong and...

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Swing Kids

Toward the end of the movie Peter wasn’t as brainwashed as before so he left HJ but Thomas stayed. He became brainwashed more than ever before. Other than Swing Kids listening to and liking swing music they represent other things at the time of Nazism. They represent fighting against the Nazi Rule. They accomplished this by dancing, wearing long hair, and having a great time. Instead of spending time at home hailing Hitler, they went out to have fun at the swing parties that they had at night....

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Richard Wagner and 19th Century Anti-Semitism

generally defined as a hatred or hostility against Jews and their Jewish heritage. In more recent years, Wagner’s musical compositions and works of art are often portrayed as anti-Semitic due to the large following of anti-Semitic establishments such as Nazism and the National Socialist movement who have embraced his work and used it for their own political propaganda. Regardless, Wagner was a German composer who has a permanent footprint on Western Civilization due to his compositions that have not only...

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Ib History Essay: Nazi Ideology

Nazi/following the fuehrer is a good thing. This was done my adding racial studies where the children would learn about Nazism and that the Arian race was superior to any other. The Nazis also organized special youth camps/scouts where the children were taught to be loyal to the fuehrer instead of their parents. This was a weakness of the impact of Nazi ideology, since the children had views about Nazism which differed from their parents causing conflicts between families. The role of women living in Nazi Germany...

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Rise of Hitler

rise to power of Hitler: ideological appeal; underestimation by opponents; propaganda. The historical debate surrounding the causal factors of the rise of the Nazi state in Germany by 1933 is fierce. Marxist historians, emphasising the idea that Nazism was no more than capitalism's most extreme form, tend to view Hitler as a puppet of big business. Others, including renowned scholars such as AJP Taylor stress the idea that Hitler and the Nazi's were a product of unique German history and a 'German...

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Berlin Urban Form and Politcal Ideology

would not only have occurred in public space but also in a subtle way, entered people’s private space. Where Hall describes the Nazi aim of creating the ultimate ‘City beautiful’, Koshar (1991) prefers to describe Nazi Berlin as ‘city as Stage’. Nazism was in favour of heritage preservation and introduced legislation in 1936 aimed at creating stricter guidelines for new buildings and adapting old buildings for more up to date uses. The aim for the Nazis was for the city and urban region to retain...

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Analyze the methods used by the one single-party ruler in his successful bid for power.

through his passionate and motivating speeches which proved to be essential in his Munich Putsch and his trial for causing the Putsch as he was able to win over a lot of supporters and put Nazism on the map, all through the eloquence and moving power of his speeches. Karl Ludecke, an early supporter of Nazism expresses the sheer power of Hitler's speeches in being able to win over any crowd. The successes of this ability can be seen in Hitler’s campaigns to win elections in the Reichstag, with no...

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Hitler's Foreign Policy

Hitler's foreign policy, the development of a dictator state, Nazism it's self, strong animosity towards the Treaty of Versailles and the quest for 'living space' saw the beginning of World War Two. Living space or ‘Lebensraum’ was to be in the east for the Herrenvolk, the German master race, to live in at the cost of the Soviet Union. Purely Hitler and his ideology fueled conflict in Europe, nothing but aggressive, violent and forceful acts would have stopped him and his extreme foreign policy....

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Racism in Society

economic circumstances and increased immigration to the region. From the institutionalized racism especially in colonial times, when racial beliefs — even eugenics — were not considered something wrong, to recent times where the effects of neo-Nazism is still felt, Europe is a complex area with many cultures in a relatively small area of land that has seen many conflicts throughout history. (Many of these conflicts have had trade, resources and commercial rivalry at their core, but national identities...

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Was World War Two Inevitable

It is a moot point as to whether it was actually a harsh settlement, the important thing is “that it was perceived by the German public to have been so”(Lee, 2003: p117). It is argued that the punitive terms of the agreement propelled the rise of Nazism and led to the outbreak of World War Two. However although I do believe that disparaging the treaty gave Hitler a mandate to increase his support base there were other factors which account for the rise of National Socialism, some avoidable and some...

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Good or Evil: Lack of Dichotomy in Harry Mulisch’s The Assault

reader apt to see Takes in a good light as well. In addition, Takes is a resistance fighter against the evil Nazi regime just as Truus was, and dedicated his life to doing so. Social prejudice against Nazism is so strong that it makes one predisposed to feel positive sentiments towards protestors or Nazism. However, the more Anton communicates with Takes, the less pitiful Takes seems. He is characterized as a brute, both in appearance as well as character: "The man had the swollen, blotchy-red complexion...

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Research Study Report on Nazi Activity in Ireland, Key Personality: Adolf Mahr

250 people, they formed the German association. Nazism On January 30th, 1933 Hitler was appointed German chancellor. Two months later Adolf Mahr became a member of the Nazi party. His Nazism, like a lot of Germans and Austrians and the time, was probably fuelled by the resentment of the 1919 treaty of Versailles. He also probably had pent up nationalistic feelings about...

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Was the Appeasement Policy the Primary Cause of Wwii?

the sense that Germany gained what it wanted without being stopped; and undermined the credibility of the peace-keeping countries and the League of Nations because they were not able to maintain collective security. Nevertheless, referring to Nazism, because it was determined to overthrow the Treaty of Versailles which was seen as a diktat and to restore Germany’s reputation and glory as one of the world’s greatest power. Hitler aimed to achieve this goal by enlarging the area and territory of...

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Origins of the Second World War

abolished the free trade unions; eliminated Communism, Social Democracy and Judaism from any role in political life and transformed the Weimar Republic into the Third Reich: a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideology of Nazism. In his book, Taylor challenges the interpretation of other historian’s views about Hitler’s foreign policy. First of all, he rejects the theory that the formation of a Hitler government was a seizure of power, as well as the idea that Hitler...

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Racial Theories: Nazis and Jews

The Meyers Blitz-Lexikon(Leipzig, 1932) depicts German war hero Karl von Müller as an example of the Nordic racial type. The Nazis considered the Nordic type to be the highest in racial hierarchy within the Aryan race. In its racial categorization, Nazism viewed what it called the Aryan race as the master race of the world—a race that was superior to all other races. It viewed Aryans as being in racial conflict with a mixed race people, the Jews, whom Nazis identified as a dangerous enemy of the Aryans...

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The Futile Search for Stability after WWI

and Hitler was sentenced to prison. While in jail he wrote Mein Kampf (My struggle), an account of his movement and its basic ideas. Mein Kampf emphasizes the right of superior nations to lebensraum through expansion. * The Rise and Victory of Nazism * While he was in prison, Hitler realized that the Nazis would have to attain power by legal means, and not by a violent overthrow of the Weimar Republic. After his release from prison, Hitler expanded the Nazi party to all parts of Germany. By...

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Between the Wars Study Guide

Communism? 4. "Who" or "What" is to blame for the rise of Hitler? 5. Was Hitler’s and the Nazi Party use of propaganda effective? People Victor Emanuel III Benito Mussolini ll Duce Adolf Hitler Terms and Concepts Totalitarians Fascism/Nazism/Communism/Democracy- Understand the philosophies and differences Black Shirts Weimar Republic Mein Kampf Master Race Lebensraum Fuhrer Third Reich Aryans 25 Points (1920) Nuremberg laws Enabling Act GO through your notes and add any...

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Strength of Hitler

Dictator or Master of the Third Reich Two main historical interpretations of the relationship between Hitler and the Nazis. Contents [hide] * 1 Weak Dictator * 2 Master of the Third Reich * 3 The Middle Way * 4 Notes on ‘Hitler and Nazism’ by Jane Jenkins * 5 Comments | ------------------------------------------------- Weak Dictator * Structuralists; emphasis ‘intuitional anarchy’ of Nazi regime and 'leadership chaos' * Argue Hitler was merely a puppet, a figurehead ...

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

of Christians living as a community. Though different in aspect then the Confessing Movement founded in several mainline American Protestant denominations, the Confessing Church was a Christian resistance movement against Nazism within the German church. With the rise of Nazism (1933-45) and through the efforts of Adolph Hitler, the German church became contaminated to its philosophy. During this period, orthodox Christian teaching were replaced by nationalistic ideologies that proclaim Hitler...

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Hitlers Consolidation to Power

Goebbels’ controlled every outlet of social media and censored any discriminating information and details about Hitler. Posters, newspapers and radio stations were made in favor of the Nazi Party. Goebbels used radio broadcasts to distribute the word of Nazism abroad. “Regardless of where the Germans were, Goebbels made every effort to make sure Germans were listening. Goebbels had loudspeaker pillars constructed in the roads, along with ordering all cafes to have their radios turned on for important programs”...

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Regret - the Story of Jeff Weise

You could say Hitler replaced the father figure in Jeff’s life. Jeff was fascinated by Hitler’s ‘accomplishments’, and did a lot of research on Hitler and Nazism, before he proclaimed himself to be a Nazi. He was described to wear a long, black trench coat all year long, and the rest of the students bullied him because of his looks. Nazism wasn’t the only extreme thing Jeffrey was interested in – he was quite a fan of violence, and extreme art was something he enjoyed. He made flash videos (short...

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Fascism, Triggers of Ww2 and the Treaty of Versailles

attacks on everything German in the World War I period, German-American organizations were slow to criticize the Nazis. In 1938, with increased criticism of Nazi anti-Semitism and fears rising that Nazism was an external and internal danger to the United States, German Americans spoke out against Nazism. Important movements that may be regarded as semi-fascist include the National Union for SocialJustice led by Father Charles Coughlin. Emerging as an important radio personality in the early Depression...

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Adolf Hitler - 14

than any other man recorded in time. Hitler outlined his plans for total conquest in November of 1937. The official symbol of the National Socialists Party is the swastika. Soon after Hitler adopted the swastika symbol, it became known as one thing, Nazism. During World War II, Hitler fell to the Russians as they were invading Berlin. In attempt to take over Europe, Hitler made an alliance with Italy called the “pact of steel. Hitler began World War II on September 1st, 1939. Hitler first marched...

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Arendt-Theory of Totalitarianism

it rules supreme when nobody any longer stands in its way. If lawfulness is the essence of non-tyrannical government and lawlessness is the essence of tyranny, then terror is the essence totalitarian domination” Dangerous Ideology: What made Nazism and Stalinism so dangerous, according to Arendt, were not merely the ideas which characterised their respective ideologies i.e. racism and dialectical materialism, but the logic which one could arguably follow from these types of thinking. If Ideologies...

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Historical Chain of Cause and Effect

agreement of the DZR was that Goering would take control of all operations regarding zeppelin flight. Unbeknownst to most is that in addition to having control of airship operations, the goal of the DZR was to have the LZ-129 become the face of Nazism. Eckener did not support the Nazis and in order to have the LZ-129 symbolize the Nazi movement, Goering put Nazi supporter Ernst Lehmann in charge of the DZR. After completing multiple Nazi propaganda flights, the LZ-129 was ready for civilian travel...

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Second World War

that they did nothing to stop the aggressions of the totalitarian states. Their policy led indirectly to the outbreak of the Second World War. Thirdly, the legacy of the First World War and the Great Depression helped the rise of Fascism in Italy, Nazism in Germany, and militarism in Japan. The aggressions of these totalitarian states in the 1930s finally led to the outbreak of the Second World War. The Great Depression led to the rise of extremist ideas in Japan. To solve the economic problems...

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“Film of Germany Before and During the Second World War”

accomplished film was not necessarily the most influential. Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will was commissioned by Hitler himself as a record of the Nuremberg rallies of 1934. Technically a brilliant achievement, it created a multi-layered image of Nazism which brought in all elements of society and directly fostered the xxxxx cult. On the other hand, it was too long for most audiences, who sometimes reacted negatively to the repetition of the same types of scene. During the war years the anti-Semitic...

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the nazi's in power

soldiers History was taught with great emphasis on post 1918 Germany Biology which was racist All subjects were “Nazified” Religion 1. Why did Hitler want to control religion in Germany? Because the Christian message was quite the opposite of Nazism 2. describe the Nazi treatment of the protestant and catholic churches Hitler broke the concordat, many obstacles, such as the ending of religious teaching schools, were put in the church’s path 3. Hitler ended up creating his own religious...

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Compare and Contrast the Historical Significance Between Ww1And Ww2

Sentence : E)Both sowed the seeds of future wars. 1) WW1: Several alliances formed over the past decades were invoked, so within weeks the major powers were at war; as all had colonies, the conflict soon spread around the world. (1)Rise of Nazism in Germany (regain national glory and prestige) a) Treaty violations and acts of aggression on various fronts. b) Political and economic instability in Germany including with humiliation over its defeat in World War 1 and...

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Nazi and the Holocaust

doctrine declaring that those who agreed with Hitler, and preached to others about his thoughts, were the true masters of the religion; if done the opposite, these people were then known to Hitler as slave or false religions. The main principles of Nazism were extreme patriotism, anti-Semitism, declaration of racial superiority, disagreements to communism and democracy, and militarism. Hitler wanted to create common enemies such as the Jews, liberals, gypsies, homosexuals, etc. just because it was...

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The Holocaust

By making the Final Solution a governmental law, executing Jews seemed less like a crime and more like a necessary action. The absolute power that the Nazi Party had obtained allowed them to enforce political laws without question and eventually, Nazism took over the country of Germany. The sociological differences between the Jews and the Aryan race caused much conflict between the two races and also added to the primary cause of the Holocaust. The Jews were treated as social outcasts way before...

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Rise of Dictators Notes

quickly became the party’s leader. * Calling himself Der Fuehrer, the leader, he promised to bring Germany out of chaos. * In Hitler’s book Mein Kampf (My Struggle), Hitler set forth the basic beliefs of Nazism that became the plan of action for the Nazi Party. * Nazism is the German brand of fascism, based on extreme nationalism. * Hitler, who had been born in Austria, dreamed of uniting all German speaking people in a great German empire. * Hitler wanted to enforce racial...

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Rise of Hitler and German Fascism

1930 has a large enough majority to rule nor can any alliances be made * How does Weimar Germany ‘Survive’ from 1930-33? ii. It becomes more presidentially based with emergency decrees and by extension a proto-type for Nazism. While it was meant to be temporary, in the end it undermined Weimar democracy. Ex: if Hindenburg didn’t make decrees, the government would have collapsed II. The World Economic Crisis * Begins in the United States 1929 Black Tuesday...

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