Propaganda of Hitler

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"The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never escape from it." Quote of Hitler's director of propaganda- Joseph Goebbels.

Hitler, Chancellor of Germany, elected on 30.Jan 1933 had many very powerful ways how to gain support among German people. His biggest weapon to increase his support was his propaganda led by Joseph Goebbels, who had the official title Minister of Propaganda and National Enlightenment. Secret of success of this propaganda was hidden in clear and persuasive aims and topics and fact that Hitler had big influence or even command the main informative sources as radio, movies, billboards and posters, and art.

Whole propaganda led by Goebbels had aims, which basically were the same for each other propaganda: insure people who already supported Hitler and Nazis, that their choice is the best, persuade that Nazis opinions are the best and natural and try to persuade other part of population to support him.

So why was Hitler's propaganda so successful? Because Goebbels main job was to insure that you couldn't find in Germany nothing shameful, dangerous for or damaging Nazis and Hitler. Very important step to secure the best view on Hitler was creation of Gestapo. Gestapo was chain of secret police, crated in April 1933, which main task was to find everybody who speaks about Nazis something wrong. This meant that, Goebbels with cooperation with Gestapo and SS (schutz staffeinel)- (Hitler's army before 1938 when whole army came under Hitler's leadership), could without any protest command the whole information sector in Germany.

Hitler had also one very powerful gift, his rhetorical abilities, and that was also one of the parts of his propaganda. In Germany was famous, that very often...