Hitler’s Speeches and Ideology
As a political leader in any country making speeches is important technique to keep the people of that country connected with the leader and the leader’s ideology. During the Third Regime in Germany the use of speeches by Hitler was a way of propaganda that Hitler succeed in the most as a leader. Hitler’s speeches focused on impacting the people through emotion rather than intellectual concepts which was similar to his ideology. Hitler speeches focused on “generating such an emotional response from his audience required an intensity effort that left Hitler drenched in sweat and totally drained at the end of a speech”1. Since Hitler had such an influence on people many people thought of Hitler as a Messiah and a great leader of their people. A witness of Hitler, William Shiner stated that ” mob of ten thousand hysterics moated in front of Hitler’s balcony shouting “We want our Furher”…Hitler finally appeared on the balcony and they looked up at him as if he were a Messiah”2.
Hitler did believe that he was a great leader guiding his followers to his ideology world and concept that he wrote in Mein Kampf that they needed to return to the old paradise and descent of the Aryans before the Jews took over the world. Hitler believed that “Aryan density needed to be fulfilled…the Jews were the poisoners of blood of the Aryan race and thus their elimination became Hitler’s special higher mission”3. Hitler was able to get away with this higher mission of destroying the Jews because he believed his ideology was flawless, through the story of Adam and Eve from the Bible where the serpent in the story ended Adam and Eve’s chance to live in paradise. Hitler related that the people of Germany the Aryan people where like Adam and Eve and the serpent were the Jews taking away this ideal paradise from them. Through this ideology and Biblical stories, Hitler was able to convince many people to believe that the destruction of the Jews was needed, but how could people with high intelligence such as the people of Germany or the Nazi leaders justify Hitler’s Higher mission? Did people not understand that this ideology of Hitler’s would destroy a whole group of people with a specific culture? I believe that Hitler was able to complete his higher mission of destruction of the Jews by the way he persuaded and convenience the people of Germany through his emotional speeches and well thought out ideology. I also believe that people were willing to follow Hitler and his ideology because they wanted to belong to something bigger and were afraid to appose the Nazi party. Why do you believe more people did not impose Hitler’s speeches and ideology?
- David Redless Jackson J. Spievogel. Hitler and Nazi Germany: A History (United States: Pearson Education Publications, 2014), 132.
- Ibid., 131.
- Ibid., 137.