Thesis: Adolf Hitler was able to deceive millions of Germans people through well planned propaganda, which enabled the Nazis to succeed in murdering 200,000 mentally and physically handicapped individuals and sterilize 350,000 others, all to purify the race.
The Enabling Act, in 1933, allowed powers of legislation to be taken away from Reichstag and transferred to Hitler. This gave Hitler dictatorial powers. On July 14th, Hitler proclaimed a law stating the Nazi Party was to be the only political party in Germany. Adolf Hitler was able to deceive millions of German people through well planned propaganda, which enabled the Nazis to succeed in murdering 200,000 mentally and physically handicapped individuals and sterilize 350,000 others, all to purify the race.
World War 1 had just ended and Germany had suffered an enormous defeat, which was still lingering in their minds. Growing up, the people of Germany were taught and believed they were the stronger race and genetically superior to others.
The time was perfect for Hitler's propaganda plans to deceive Nazi Germany. These plans were to justify the Nazi Euthanasia Program and the needed to purify the race by eliminating people whom were considered meaningless and unproductive. The Nazis then began murdering any persons who were regarded as deformed, insane, and senile in a systematic way. This was considered 'mercy killing'. In 1933, mandatory sterilization of all persons who had hereditary illnesses was the first law created and carried out by the Nazis.
Two propaganda films were released in the early 1930's entitled "What You Inherit" and "Hereditarily Ill". Another propaganda film called "Victims of the Past" was released in 1937. Hitler used these films to distribute his twisted idea that only the fit; strong and educated should live. The films preached that the use of modern medicines on mankind was...