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Nazi Party 19241929
The Nazi Party often referred to this period as "the blood years".
Most historians refer to this as the "wilderness years" for the Nazi Party.
Change of tactics:
Move from a small Bavarian party to Nationwide organisation it was mass
The Bamberg Conference (14th February 1926)
Restructuring of the Nazi Party and the role of Strasser
Ancillary organisations including SS and SA
Use of propaganda and the role of Goebbels
Freedom Law and the Young Plan 1929
`The Hitler Appeal'
Ancillary (Support) Organisations:
In order to become a mass movement, the Nazi Party needed to appeal to a broad spectrum of
The Nazi Party created a host of support organisations including National Socialist League for
teachers, doctors, farmers, youth, students, women and civil servants. There were aimed at
creating more members and a wider spectrum of support for the Nazi Party.
Hitler cultivated the support of wealthy businessmen promising them that, if he came to power,
he would destroy Communism and the Trade Unions. This gave him finance to run his
There was a reduction in the number of Stormtroopers (SA) and attempted to tame the image of
the SA who were known to be "drunken thugs". This, of course, did not fit in with the new Nazi
image. Hitler also set up the SS, a personal bodyguard fanatically loyal to himself.
Goebbels and Propaganda:
Berlin was the centre of political life of the Weimar Republic, and Goebbels became a crucial
figure within the Nazi Party in 1926, becoming Gauleiter of Berlin Nazis.
Goebbels was officially in charge of Nazi propaganda from 1930.
"The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally,
that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never again escape from it." Goebbels
"If you tell a lie, tell a big one." Goebbels
"When the Fuhrer speaks it is like a divine service." Goebbels
Nazi Propaganda undermined the Weimar Republic. What distinguished the Nazi Party from
other parties was its ability to merge the themes of traditional German patriotism with Nazi
ideological motifs. Goebbels often linked Hitler's leadership to the Kaiserreich. They
remembered the "Kaiserreich" through a Halcyon.
The purpose was to unify the German people behind one thought or ideal
The Nazi Party made use of negative campaigning they blamed the hardships and
misfortunes of Germany on the Weimar democratic system and painted Jews and
Communists as the enemies of Germany/enemies of the state.
Alongside this negative campaigning, the Nazi Party highlighted positive aspects of their own
party movement. Nazi Propaganda projected Hitler as the charismatic saviour of the German
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DER ANGRIFF (The Attack) A Berlin newspaper founded by Joseph Goebbels in 1927. It was a
significant instrument for arousing support for Nazi ideas. The content was party propaganda,
agitation against the Weimar Republic and Anti-Semitism.
DER ANGRIFF was used to promote support for Nazism. Some of the most important
propaganda motifs of the Third Reich first appeared in the pages of DER ANGRIFF.…read more
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Party. In addition, Goebbels edited the NSDAP newspaper `DER ANGRIFF' (established in 1927) which helped to propagate
the Nazi message.
Ancillary (Support) Organisation formed within the Nazi Party to ensure that the movement broadens its popular appeal
these ancillary organisations targeted various groups in society to ensure that Nazism was perceived as a movement
capable of creating a Volksgemeinschaft (People's Community). Association of National Socialist Jurors established in 1928
similar movements created for doctors, civil servants, farmers, teachers, students, women and youth.…read more