The Undergraduate Research Journal


In reference to Nazi Germany and Hitler’s rise to power, there is a tendency to believe the public were forced and terrorised into complying with the Nazi order. However, when analyzing the occurrence of events, it is quite obvious that the public gave their consent when it came to the rise of the Nazi power. This paper will discuss how Hitler was able to use the failure of the Weimar government to attract the public, how he built the “People’s Community” with the approval of all the sections included within the community, and finally how the documentary film Triumph of the Will shows the support the Germans had for Hitler and the Nazi regime.

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History Department

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