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How did Hitler's propaganda help him gain power?

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nestor63 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 25, 2012 at 5:45 PM via web

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How did Hitler's propaganda help him gain power?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 25, 2012 at 6:07 PM (Answer #1)

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Hitler's propaganda helped him to gain power by convincing people that he had good ideas about what was wrong with Germany and about how to correct those problems.  

Propaganda's main function is to convince people.  This is what Hitler's propaganda did.  It convinced enough Germans that Jews and communists and other such groups had caused Germany's problems.  It convinced enough of them that Hitler and the Nazis would be able to solve those problems.  Because Hitler and the Nazis had so much support, Hitler was appointed Chancellor (head of the German government) by President Hindenburg in 1933.

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