Hitler Essay

Seraphine Darby

The Rise of Hitler

P6

1/16/2013

Many German people believed Adolph Hitler would improve their lives and lead their country to prosperity. During the Great Depression, Hitler told Germany that the Jew were tearing their country down, so he promised to destroy the Jewish people and religion. He said he would make Germany powerful, proud, and a high economical country again. Farmers would have higher prices on the crops they grew… enough to replace the decline they had faced in the Great Depression. Unemployed workers were promised jobs building structures like roads and bridges. Middle class families were told he would restore the value of the Deutchmark, the currency they used in Germany. Germany believing Hitler was a true leader is what helped him rise to power.

Hitler learned he was able to mold peoples opinions and beliefs. Hitler used something that, over time, became known as “The Big Lie.” The Big Lie was Hitlers way to change the opinions of people all over Germany. His way of brainwashing only worked if he bombarded the Germans with propaganda. When a fire started in the Reichstag, the German capital building, he declared that this fire was the fault of the Jewish people. Germans started to boycott the Jew’s business and continued for a month. Slowly, the Jews started disappearing from Germany. Further more, he told the Germans that they were superior because they had Aryan blood. Hitler even started the Hitler Youth Program for children with blond hair and blue eyes, who were thought to have the purest Aryan blood. It is surprising, and scary, how easily Adolph Hitler could manipulate peoples opinions.


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