Life Under Adolf Hitler Discussion 1
We watched the video Life Under Adolf Hitler, which if you have your Discovery Education sign in information, you can go watch again. You took some notes and talked a bit about it in class.
Here is Discussion Question 1 – Hitler gains POLITICAL CONTROL
- What did the film reveal about the methods employed by Hitler to gain political control of Germany?
- Here is a web document that I endorse which you can use – Means Used by the Nazi Conspiractors in Gaining Control of the German State.
A way Hitler rose to political power was to get other Nazis to kill other political parties members and make alot of propoganda and make speeches making promises to give people in Germany hope because they were in a depression at the time.
The reason why people feared hitler is because he would eliminate anyone and people that disagreed with him. This made him kind of scary because its like he doesnt have a heart. I think thats why he has all this power people just feared him.
Hitler promised the German Citizens that he would create new jobs, cause a better government, and spreading of Germany. He did all those things but he killed millions doing it. he ended up becoming a bigger force after people were, you can say, “Brain-Washed” by Hitlers’ doings. Some people left. some people stayed and became a part of the Nazi party. The Jews fled, hid, sent to camps, or shot on sight. The people just stood by and watched as Hitler was causing a big problem for Germany. He was Making the world a dangerous place.
It showed groosem pictures of 100s of thousands of people walking arond and doing work all day with a meager supply of bread and water. He basicly thought of everyone in the contration camps as trash. It also showed Jews getting hosed down by the Nazis when they run away in ghettos. I asume they were killed shortly after.
The question im adressing is: What did the film reveal about the methods employed by Hitler to gain political control of Germany?
Adolf hitler was smart, Not by his decisions, but by his tactics. The first way he was going to take over other countries was by the Holocaust. The Holocaust drove out the jewish population from nearby countires. Doing this decreased all populations of cauntries that he could invade, making that country have less malitia, and less malitia means less fighters, and less fighters means that there is no defenses for that country. When Adolf and his Nazis invaded countries, he did so relentlessly. They were scared of the nazis and befriended the mso that they could not be hurt. Lots of contries did this so that they would not fall completely to the nazis, thus making this tactic a good invasion plan
I don’t understand how hitler got so much power that nobody in the world could stop him. That kinda makes no sense to me. Like in the begening of this i’m wondering why all of the allies of the U.S didn’t help them. Like i’m pretty sure the word would get out fast enough.
the film reaveled that there was alot of trials tribulations and guns involved to take control and to run the government but he found to do it.
People thought that Hitler was doing the right thing for everyone but he wasn’t. Hitler got the Nazi’s to do everything in their power to vote for him. And Hitler blame the burning of the building on the president of Germany so that he had to sign a degree on the protection of the people and the state.
Germany was in a very bad political state when Adolf Hitler came to power. The economy was so terrible that people used the mark, Germany’s currency, to make kites. Hitler was also very good at propaganda and a very good public speaker. It took little effort to convince the German people, who had just been blamed for World War I, to rally to his cause.
It talked about how Hitler would soon control his political party and then take out the rest of the political parties so he can have all power because he was a greedy punk
Hitler gained political power over Germany by using propaganda. The people of Germany thought that he was a good man and he said that he would get Germany out of the troublre that it was in, but when he was elected he turned everthing around. He made Germany a dictatorship, and started to eliminate jews. Since this was a dictatorship people had to follow what he said, and could stop him from doing the bad thing that he did. I am also with Adiam that he made the stupidest decision anyone could make.
This may not be the popular thing to say but Hitler gained his control through hard work this wasnt an overnight thing. Referring to what “Emily” said he first took control of the people. Each year he increased more and more in the poles Hitler didnt just walk in and take control he even got arrested two times while trying to establish his party.
I agree with most everything that everyone has said about how Hitler persuaded the people but what none of you have talked about is the fact that Hitler followed through and kept his promises. Hitler did take the economy out of depression as it said in the video. Also while Hitler was in office the economy was booming so don’t just look at the bad side of Hitler’s presidency (even though there’s a pretty big bad side). All I am saying is that you have to give him at least some credit for following through on his promises (even though not all of them where good) which almost no other dictator or leader has done.
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Hitler persuaded the people of Germany that what his ideas and thoughts were about Germany and what he was going to change about it were good. He held speeches and was very convincing because the people who listened to them were all in agreement with him. His way seemed like the right way to go. He also gained control of Germany through the children of families.
people consider Hitler smart some say he was stupid or ignorant, well yes he was smart to a degree he was also known to be “evil” and a “madman”. Studies have shown that Hilter was in fact mad studies have shown that he was in fact Insane (i dont know if true or not). People thought he was the best thing that happened to Germany, He was in fact a addict he was addicted to drugs, and look he killed himself. I mean look at the “Aryan” race he set for his people Blonde hair Blue eyes, He didnt even fit into his own sociaty of perfect people. No matter if he was infact mental he had a choice as we all do and he made the wrong choice and for that he will be remembered as one of the people who had destroyed more than 10 thousand familys he destroyed
As Tyra said Hitler was only able to convince the people of Germany to confide in him because they were in a time of distress. They were looking for some one who could save them, which is exactly what Hitler promised them. Hitler’s talented speaking skills and Germany’s suffering were what allowed Hitler to convince the people that he was the solution, that he could save them.
Hitler used many methods to gain political control. The following two methods were the worst. First, lying to people about how he was going to make the country better. Second, controlling the ones that didn’t like him with fear. I don’t care how effective that method is. It’s very wrong and stupid. Many people would agree to this.
Throughout the film I learned that Adolf Hitler used strong propaganda to gain power. He gave inspiring speeches on how he would rebuild the economy and give happiness to Germany. When he got enough supporters on his side, he began to eliminate those who had the slightest possibility of rising against him. Through this he received a large amount of supporters to gain great political power. When he got enough power he began taking away rights of Jewish people.
During the time that Adolf Hitler came to power, Germany had just been officially completely blamed for World War I, and was in a serious economic depression. The people of Germany were simply looking for a savior. Adolf Hitler became that man. He delivered impecable speeches, loudly explaining to the German people exactly what he was going to do to revive Germany. This of course came with a catch. Make everything that doesn’t idolize Hitler illegal. This included other political parties and candidates, and of course anyone who didn’t fit the criteria of the”ideal German” was also ruled illegal. No blonde hair blue eyes, and against Hitler, and your life was over.
Adolf Hitler was persuasive man. Once he was elected to office, he first had to rebuild his party. He gave speeches that got him more support. He got so power hungry he decided he was going to try to gain complete control of Germany. He had Nazis kill other political leaders. He made his own army and got even more support. One problem for supporters though, Hitler hated Jews and a lot of supporters didn’t know what was coming.
Hitler had many ways to gain control of Germany. most of them are posted above but I have a few more to add. Hitler gained power with the help of Nazis. Hitler wanted a dictatorship. He told Germans to vote for him by saying he would help them economically. He did anything he could to gain power of Germany. He asked for an Enabling act. This act gave him the dictatorial power he always wanted. In six months, Germany became a Nazi dictatorship. Many people went into hiding, like Jews. They also forced people to vote for Hitler. they contributed in campaigns for Hitler and got involved in political activities. These are some methods that Hitler made to gain political power. Germans were blinded by “greatness”.
As Adam has said Hitler was not a stupid man he just made one the stupidest decision in world history and will be remembered as the catastrophic event that it was. He led the people of germany to belive that what he would do for them would make them superior and they followed him blindly. The people thought the Nazi way of life was the best and they didn’t think of the consequences that could occur if they followed Hitler, if most of the people of Germany stopped and listened to the whole part of his plan they might of gone aganist it and the whole thing would have been stopped before it even began and it would have ended in my opion the world most catastrophic event.
Hitler and along with the Nazis had pretty much taken over Germany and he had made every other political party illegal besides dictatorship. During his ruling, he gave himself legislative power. He had persuaded many people to vote for the Enabling Act which allowed him to do anything he wanted without anybody’s permission, including the president. Thereafter, Germany was going through a depression and he had helped bring up the economy and that’s how he got people to vote for the act or in other words his “reward”.
Like him or not, Hitler was a smart man with a very strong will. He knew how to persuade the German people that he was doing the right thing for the country. Utilizing his public speeching abilities he took control and let his plot go to work.
Just because a national leader mobilizes hatred, other ideologues who identify with him, and institutes a policy of mass hatred doesn’t make him smart. Many idiots with hatred in thier hearts have gathered around them others with like interests to wreak havoc on cultures and ethnicities. There is nothing smart about acts of genocide. Read up a bit – What is genocide?
Strong willed, yes, that is what Hitler was. That combined with closed-mindedness, and hate, and ignorance about the truth. All forms of hatred toward the Jewsih people were propagated on lies perpetrated by ignorant individuals. That isn’t smart. That’s ignorance. Something we all need less of.
Hitler would put it in people’s mind that he was ruling for all the right reasons and that he actually was doing the right thing. Then he got all of Germany to follow him and take over the Jews. Because of Hitler, a lot of Jews were killed and others were never seen again. Some of the Jews managed to survive. It took a miracle for this to happen. There are Jews that live today that were in the Holocaust and with the Grace of God, they’ve lived to tell the story of their survival.
One method used by Hitler to gain political control of Germany was to eliminate all other possible competitors. I thought this was a dirty trick. This fear of being harmed by Hitler probably scared other people to form new political parties.
hitler wanted to be in control of the germans so soon after that happend hitler made a rule that all the people of germany were considered natzis. but hitler and the nazi party was what really changed and made a difference in germany so because of the fact that hitler was in controll that meant he could controll jews and peoples lives or kill them and he could controll how the government worked , the policeman, agriculture and many more things. it is said that hitler disliked the jews because of there belief and he blammed the jews for problems that occured.
During my trip to DC, I went to the Holocaust Memorial Museum. There, I saw how Hitler gained control of the people. Once his political party, the Nazis, was formed, he ordered people to either kill or get rid of the other political parties. Hitler held very large speeches where he would talk to Germany and they all agreed with him. I saw videos of these speeches and the Germans would scream and cheer and would hold torches in the air. Then the Olympics were held in Berlin, Germany which was a very big plus for the Nazis. All over the world, people would come to watch the games. This was a way for the Nazis to show that they were peace loving and the new Germany was a lot better under the control of the Nazis. They would parade out onto the field holding flags with the Nazi symbol on it and they’d be dancing and having a good time. The rest of the world had no idea about what they were about to do with the Jews.
The Berlin SUmmer Olympics Emily is referring to occurred in 1936. THis was after the Nazi party had already begun mandating their restrictions and strippings of civil liberties. Their regime iof intolerance was already well underway.
“In August 1936, the Nazi regime tried to camouflage its violent racist policies while it hosted the Summer Olympics. Most anti-Jewish signs were temporarily removed and newspapers toned down their harsh rhetoric. Thus, the regime exploited the Olympic Games to present foreign spectators and journalists with a false image of a peaceful, tolerant Germany.” – http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005680
Hitler would get the people of germany to think that what he was doing was the best option for everyone. And soon after everything became a dictatorship so no one except for other countries could stop him. Hitler got the Nazi’s to do everything in their power to help voting, they did things from infulencing people from radio shows to working with the police. Hitler blamed the communists for burning down a building which led germany’s president to sign a decree for the protection of the people and the state which gave Hitler the power to suspend individual and civil lerbeties for the people of germany, and also taking away peoples right of freedom of press, rights of assembely, and ithe independence of the states.