Racial Propaganda In The Third Essay

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Racial Propaganda In The Third


Racial Propaganda during the Third Reich

One of the most central ideals in Nazi ideology was that of a continual attack against
other races deemed inferior by Adolf, more specifically Jews. Racial minorities were used
as scapegoats with which the Nazis blamed for what was wrong with the country on. In the
speeches to the masses at Nazi rallies, they would start off by bringing up all the
problems that they have been having, the depression, the Versailles Treaty, and any other
hardship that they had experienced, and make the Jews the architect behind their ruin. The
speakers would focus all their anger on the Jewish people and other minorities.

Hate and anger seem to be key points in Nazi ideology. To sustain the kind of anger the
Nazis needed to sway the masses over to their side, they needed a common enemy, somebody
or something that could be seen everyday. Jews were portrayed as extremists and
revolutionaries. They were supposedly different from the average moderate Germans, and
even more different than the Nazis. People like Hitler, Goebbels, and Julius Streicher
played on this ignorance of other people to instill fear and loathing of the Jews. In
general, people don't like what they don't understand. The Nazis exploited this truism by
warping, retarding, and creating supposed grievances that the Jews were responsible.
During the rallies, the speakers would rant and rave about how they would exact "vengeance
against their eternal enemy, the Jew" (1), and how that "Europe will have defeated this
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