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"That, Hitler exercised countless anti-Semitic tactics to rid the Jews within Germany."

During Germany's period of crisis after World War One, Hitler gained power by influencing feeling of anti-Semitism towards the Jewish. Hitler did this through using propaganda, constructing concentration camps and implementing outrageous laws. Propaganda was one of the most influential factors, which enabled the Nazi's to capture the German mind and dominate German life. Hitler utilized propaganda effectively focusing on anti-Semitism. Hitler brought in numerous laws that caused the Jewish people a great deal of trouble. Other anti-Semitic tactics that Hitler used to rid Germany of Jews was the concentration camps. The worst camp, which killed millions, was Auschwitz. Adolf Hitler personally ordered the mass extermination of the Jews during a meeting of Nazi German regional governors in the chancellery ( However the concentration camps killed millions, the effective use of propaganda kick off the strong feelings of anti-Semitism.

The aim of propaganda is to influence people's opinions or behaviours actively, rather than merely to communicate the facts about something. For example, propaganda might be used to garner either support or disapproval of a certain position, rather than to simply present the position. Adolf Hitler wrote in his book Mein Kamph "Propaganda attempts to force a doctrine on the whole people…Propaganda works on the general public from the standpoint of an idea" (Hitler A (1925) Mein Kamph). Hitler used propaganda to spread the ideas of Anti-Semitism among the German Aryans'. Countless cartoons misrepresenting Jewish people were posted on signs, in streets and in newspapers. Such signs read, ""Jews are not wanted here" (, and "Jews are our misfortune" and "How the Jews cheats" ( This helped Hitler influence anti-Semitic feelings among the German society into believing that Jewish people were evil and immoral. Hitler was using...