Forms of Nationalism Essay by Master Researcher

Forms of Nationalism
This paper explains Goebbels and his Nazi propaganda as a synthesis of nationalism and anti-Semitism.
# 84898 | 900 words | 3 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in History (European - World Wars) , Holocaust Studies (General)

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The paper examines the meaning of nationalism in the context of Joseph Goebbels' Nazi propaganda pamphlets. The paper claims it is evident that the form of nationalism he was promoting was a synthesis of nationalism and anti-Semitism. The paper explains that this was not a Nazi invention, for nationalist sentiments and attitudes in Europe had been conditioned for centuries by anti-Semitism. Hitler, Goebbels, and the Nazis simply synthesized endemic European anti-Semitism and combined it with their ideology of a pure Aryan master race in order to unify the German people behind the Nazi Party.

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