Local Opinion – Hard Times: Public Control in Nazi Germany

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Our newest community reporter Spring Heeled Jack has written a series of short articles which we will share over the next few weeks.

Here is the latest installment of Hard Times.

Nazi government methods of public control in Germany

Images of young, fit, healthy German people exercising outdoors, Germans at work producing steel for armaments and other pictures demonstrated a positive message of the country under the leadership of Adolf Hitler.

This included his cohorts such as Rudolf Hess, Heinrich Himmler, Herman Goering and Albert Speer, all of whom swore blind loyalty to Hitler.

These aforementioned people formed an inner circle, excluding others where extraordinary power was held in the hands of a few people.

Orders were given to remove subversives (intellectuals, academics, Jewish and disabled people), but were not written and spoken to avoid any future records of this.

Propaganda messages continued to be drip fed; to the German population on a regular daily basis by means of film, radio, print newspapers and posters.

Mass public rallies were also organized, which was the forerunner of the American political convention rallies often seen during their presidential campaigns.

The great German leader Adolf Hitler would address an awestruck captive audience, at mass rallies, who were then encouraged to shout their allegiance by crying Sig Heil repeatedly, also giving the straight right arm Nazi salute.

Young children and teenagers would also compulsorily leave the family home and parental control to attend camps, where National Socialist leaders would constantly encourage them to follow their great leader Adolf Hitler and his modern ideas for a successful, contemporary Germany.

Parents would thereafter be afraid to disagree with their children who were being systematically brainwashed and then became little advance foot soldiers and spies, (the enemy within the home), also showing blind loyalty to Adolf Hitler.

Similarly, Hitler spoke often of a perfect blonde hair, blue eyed Aryan race where young men and women were encouraged to have children only with pure German people. This was often shown in several films were young German people were exercising, moving around, images of people at work, where everyone was active and building a new Germany.

Article submitted by Spring Heeled Jack.

The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and not the Digital Sentinel.

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