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Who Voted for the Nazis? Campaigners at a polling station in BerlinBetween 1928 and 1932, the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) became the most popular of Germany's many political organisations.

Who Voted for the Nazis?

It had won no more than 2.6 per cent of votes cast in the Reichstag election of 1928 but just two years later registered massive gains, winning 18.3 per cent of the popular vote. The Reichstag election of July 1932 saw even more spectacular success: 13.7 million German electors, some 37.3 per cent of all votes cast, opted for the NSDAP, making it the largest party in the Reich. This story of electoral success certainly forms the background to Hitler's appointment as Chancellor in 1933. Untitled Document. Introduction Where do we get our politics from?

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Newspapers? State speeches? How about a crowded nightclub with smoke filled rooms, small tables, dim lights, and the distant base-line thump of a piano with a glass of beer resting on it? Culture, politics and history have often had a complex relationship—each feeding into each other, but sometimes failing to recognize the other’s significance. Cabarets served a special role as an outlet for political discourse, but in the end, they catered to public tastes and had to strike an appropriate balance between mindless entertainment and engaging political commentary.

Cabaret during World War I: 1914-1919 Cabaret during the First World War in Germany did not thrive on social criticism or political commentary; instead, it was heavily regulated by Germany’s Imperial government. Controversies over entertainment’s place in wartime Germany were ubiquitous. German Propaganda Archive (Guide Page) Nazi and East German Propaganda Guide Page Propaganda was central to Nazi Germany and the German Democratic Republic.

German Propaganda Archive (Guide Page)

The German Propaganda Archive includes both propaganda itself and material produced for the guidance of propagandists. The goal is to help people understand the two great totalitarian systems of the twentieth century by giving them access to the primary material. GHDI - Document - Chapter. X.

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Literature, Art, and Music print version Overview | I. Music in the Third Reich. Music Approved of by the Third Reich. Under the Nazi regime, all music produced had to fit within certain standards defined as "good" German music.

Music Approved of by the Third Reich

Suppression of specific artists and their works was common, yet musicians were permitted limited artistic freedom. The Nazis attempted to create a balance between censorship and creativity in music to appease the German people. This blend of art and politics led to a three-prong policy regarding musicians and artists: Loyal Nazi members who were talented musicians were guaranteed a job.

Loyal Nazi members who were not talented musicians were not guaranteed a job. Any non-Jewish person who demonstrated a "genius" for music and was a member of the Reichsmusikkammer (Reich Music Chamber) was permitted employment. Degenerate Art. The years 1927-37 were critical for artists in Germany.

Degenerate Art

In 1927, the National Socialist Society for German Culture was formed. The aim of this organization was to halt the "corruption of art" and inform the people about the relationship between race and art. By 1933, the terms "Jewish," "Degenerate," and "Bolshevik" were in common use to describe almost all modern art. Culture in the Third Reich: Overview. The "Synchronization" of Culture In 1933, Nazi Minister for Popular Enlightenment and Propaganda Joseph Goebbels began the synchronization of culture, by which the arts were brought in line with Nazi goals.

Culture in the Third Reich: Overview

The government purged cultural organizations of Jews and others alleged to be politically or artistically suspect. The works of leading German writers such as Bertolt Brecht, Lion Feuchtwanger, and Alfred Kerr were consigned to flames in a book burning ceremony in Berlin. Hitler Youth. Kurt Gruber formed the first group of young members of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) in 1926.

Hitler Youth

Rudolf Hess suggested the name of the Hitler Youth (Hitler Jugend) and later that year transferred the leadership of the movement to Franz Pfeffer von Salomon of the Sturm Abteilung (SA). Pfeffer's main intention was to train young men to fight against members of left-wing youth groups. (1) The Hitler Youth The Hitler Youth Jungsturm Adolf Hitler In 1920, Adolf Hitler, authorized the formation of a Youth League of the National Socialist Workers' Party (NSDAP) based upon the principles of an earlier German youth group known as as the Wandervögel.

The Hitler Youth

The Wandervögel (translated as "Migratory Bird") were the German equivalent of the Boy Scouts of America and the World Organization of the Scout Movement. Wandervögel members had an idealistic, romantic notion of the past, yearning for simpler days when people lived off the land. Wandervögel members distinguished themselves by wearing shorts and hiking boots rather than the starched shirts and creased trousers of the middle class.

This new Nazi Youth League attracted very few members at first, competing against numerous other well-established youth groups, and following the failed Munich Beer Hall Putsch and Hitler's arrest, the Youth League of the NSDAP had been outlawed. Hitler's SS: Private Army of the Third Reich. This article appears in the March 31, 2006 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.

Hitler's SS: Private Army of the Third Reich

Hitler's SS: Private Army Of the Third Reich by Steve Douglas The blackshirted SS (Defense Detachment) of Heinrich Himmler, which fulfilled certain "defense" and intelligence/security functions in and for Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party, numbered only around 10,000 members until 1932, the year before Hitler's installation as Chancellor. Their numbers paled in comparison to the 3 million brownshirted members of Ernst Röhm's SA (Stormtroops), the Nazi street thugs who had already intimidated, brutalized, hospitalized, or murdered so many Germans who opposed the Nazis. Germans against Hitler. Who resisted the Third Reich and why did they do it? Germans against Hitler. Who resisted the Third Reich and why did they do it? By Dr Martyn Housden. German Resistance Memorial Center - Topics. Gleichschaltung. Skip to comments. Gleichschaltung history on the web ^ | July 1, 2015 | knarf Posted on Wed 01 Jul 2015 07:51:36 PM CEST by knarf As a totalitarian regime the Third Reich developed its own language, a perversion of the German language.

The control of hearts and minds, to which totalitarian political systems aspire, necessitates such a perversion of the normal use of language. Meaning is twisted and distorted in such a way that the citizens of a totalitarian state can no longer distinguish truth from falsehood. (Excerpt) Read more at ... TOPICS: Education; History; Miscellaneous; ReferenceKEYWORDS: control; fascism Navigation: use the links below to view more comments. first 1-20, 21-31 next last Concepts series. 033. Weimar Republic History Revision. Nazi Germany (Leaders & Main Events) Revision. GHDI - Section. Program of the National Socialist German Workers' Party. Program of the National Socialist German Workers' Party The program of the German Workers' Party is an epochal program.

The leaders reject the idea of setting up new goals after those included in the program have been achieved merely in order to make possible the further existence of the Party by artificially inducing discontent among the masses. 1. "Weimar Culture and the Rise of National Socialism: The <i>Kampfbund fü" by Alan E. Steinweis. Abstract Between 1928 and 1932, the National Socialist movement transformed itself from an insurgent fringe party into Germany's most potent political force. The most important factor in this dramatic turnabout in political fortunes was the rapid deterioration of the German economy beginning in 1929. It does not, however, logically follow that the German people simply fell into the lap of the party and its charismatic leader. To the contrary, the party aggressively employed sophisticated propagandistic and organizational strategies for attracting and mobilizing diverse segments of German society.

Hitler's Failed Coup - The Beer Hall Putsch. Ten years before Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany, he tried to take power by force during the Beer Hall Putsch. On the night of November 8, 1923, Hitler and some of his Nazi confederates stormed into a Munich beer hall and attempted to force the triumvirate, the three men that governed Bavaria, to join him in a national revolution. The men of the triumvirate initially agreed since they were being held at gunpoint, but then denounced the coup as soon as they were allowed to leave. Famous Figures of WWII: Axis Powers Hitler was arrested three days later and, after a short trial, was sentenced to five years in prison, where he wrote his infamous book, Mein Kampf.

A Little Background. History - World Wars: The Rise of Adolf Hitler. Aggression as a Basic Nazi Idea: Mein Kampf. [Page 644] Full text of "Mein Kampf" Adolf Hitler - Military Leader, Dictator. Synopsis. Adolf Hitler. History of Germany: Primary Documents - EuroDocs. Germany. Germany 1919-39: simple overview specifically aimed at the old AQA GCSE, plus detailed notes on specific topics. Basic notes SchoolHistory Interactive Diagrams - GREAT! History Learning Site - excellent - online revision notes, including exemplar essays. - AS/A level notes by the History Co-ordinator of Guildford School. Dr Dennis's model answers - very clear and useful exemplar answers, aimed at OCR - BBC video Make Germany Pay Parts 1 and 2 - Scott Allsop's podcast on Weimar Germany - BBC debate-podcast on Hitler's Rise toPower - Scott Allsop's podcast on Hitler's Rise to Power.

The Rise of Adolf Hitler: Chapter Index. From Unknown to Dictator of Germany 24 Chapters. GHDI - About GHDI Overview. Germany. Eric Solsten, ed. Germany: A Country Study.