The year was 1929, the Great Depression had hit hard all over the world. People were losing their jobs, and their way of life was changing drastically right before their eyes; the people needed money fast. They needed to rebuild their lives and get back on their feet again, economically, politically, and socially. They needed a way out of this slump fast, and Hitler was there for the rescue. In 1933, Germany was facing a high unemployment level, leaving people to fend for themselves on the streets, Hitler took advantage of the peoples low moral and made them big promises of the dawn of a new era for Germany.
The social classes lost their meanings. The middle-class was ruined by the Depression: they were stripped of their livelihoods. The Nazi’s promised them the one thing that were desperately in need of to survive: Bread! The Nazi’s promised to give the farmers repossession of their land. Hitler had a way of persuading people to do what he wants. He knew what the people wanted and how to make them believe that they were actually going to get it. Hitler was given a chance to go into power despite the doubts of he ability to rule from the Communists and Socialist parties.
Unfortunately the both arties were wrong, he was voted into power , in March and was elected without a parliament. Hitler proclaimed a “New Germany. ” He believed that German culture was to be kept solid. His way of purifying their race was to burn books Americans, Jew, and Non-Germans. The philosophy was that if you destroy the ideas in the books, you destroy the people’s ability to hold and be aware of any other beliefs than what they are told. The people of Germany were not exposed to any ideas that contradicted the beliefs of Hitler.
Hitler believed and was correct, that if you destroy and reason for someone to disagree with you, you imit the person’s knowledge which limits them from deciding what’s right and wrong. Hitler had a way of captivating his audience, he made promises to his people that made them feel strong, proud, and gave them a sense of salvation. He gave them something for which to look forward to. Hitler loved to speak to a large group of people. They were taken by his presence and enchanted by the words he spoke and the emotion he generated through the crowd.
His audience would stand there dumbfounded, being swept up with the words he preached and would get caught up with their own reactions to the words. He would say things that made the country’s future look optimistic. His followers would applaud him after he spoke, and they would leave holding the same ideas as Hitler and his men followed. Even though people knew Hitler’s ideas were wrong, they listened just to be part of such a powerful crowd. People wanted to be included and be part of the happy cheering crowd, so they followed his ideas and cheered him on.
They placed Hitler on this high pedestal, showing him loving children, and women. He brained washed his people into thinking he was going to bring them glory; nstead it brought them misery and shame. In March 1935, Hitler created, formed and organized an army during peacetime. He made this public news. People around the world saw that he developing a strong army, and did nothing to stop it. It’s purpose was so the SS would create a superior race. It was the duty of their army to feel as if they are defending their country at all times.
This occurred again when Hitler marched into took over and made it a province. Czechoslovakia, an ally to France, Britain, and the Soviet Union. People gave Sudetenland to Hitler and left Czechoslovakia bare. They were ready to fight but Britain and France helped Hitler, due to his cunning ways. The nation’s of Europe just closed there eyes to Hitler’s rein of terror, and gave him control of their ally country without a fight. On March 15, 1939, Hitler took over Prague and destroyed the democratic government.
People saw no hope of rising against him. When the Germans finally caught on to his sinister tactics of brainwashing it was too late, no one had control over him. In November, 1938, Kristolnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass” thousands of Jews were thrown in concentration camps. He organized boycotts at Jewish stores, to hurt them monetarily. Hitler had an amazing amount of power and was expanding rapidly when he introduced Blitzkrieg, German warfare, which included the use of tanks and automatic machine guns.
At the Polish Corridor and Danzig, France and Britain promised to fight if Poland was invaded. Propaganda films dubbed the words of officials to make it seem as if they were admitting defeat to Hitler. In January 1939, the “Final Solution”, Hitler’s answer to his superior race. He told his people they went to war because of the Jews. So Hitler went to Poland, convincing his follower’s hat they had a right to the land of Poland, Hitler attempted to destroy any one or thing that rose against him.
September 1, 1939, Germany attacked Poland, and on the third of that month, Great Britain’s Prime Minister declared war with Germany. Hitler was a brilliant man when it came to planning and organizing people, he had a power to make people follow him blindly with out any question. He fueled the people with dreams and goals of economic and social growth. Unfortunately he had talents but used them immorally. The world might have been a better place if Hitler’s skills were used to manage relief fund for the eople struggling due to the depression.
Hitler was able to rise to power because he focused on the weak and offered them something that they could have never dreamed of. Hitler was allowed to grow so efficiently because he faced no opposition, because of an intimidation factor over his neighboring nations; they feared defeat and did not want to their people in the line of danger until absolutely necessary. The European nation might have thought that if they leave Hitler alone or give him what he wants he would leave them alone. That lethargic attitude almost destroyed the free world.