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Background: These photographs accompany Goebbels’ discussion of Hitler’s speaking ability, taken from an illustrated book on Hitler published in 1936. Goebbels presents Hitler as a unique master of rhetoric, able to speak the truth to the masses in a way that inspires them to greatness. In this case, I have included all the photographs in the chapter.

The source: Joseph Goebbels,Der Führer als Redner,” Adolf Hitler. Bilder aus dem Leben des Führers (Hamburg: Cigaretten/Bilderdienst Hamburg/Bahrenfeld, 1936, pp. 27-34.


The Führer as Speaker

Hitler speaks in 1934 9 November 1934 in Munich. The Führer speaks to new members of the party, joining from the Hitler Youth or the League of German Girls.
Addressing 47,000 The Führer and Reich Labor Service Leader Hierl before 47,000 Labor Service men at the 1935 Party Congress.
At construction site  Speaking to the employees of Blohm & Voß.
Inspecting troops  Dedication of the Reich Leadership School in Bernau in 1933.
At a podium  The Führer speaking during the election campaign on Germany’s freedom in 1936.
At a podium The Führer opens the 1935 Party Congress of Freedom in the historic Nuremberg City Hall.
Adolf Hitler  The speaker
Adolf Hitler  Adolf Hitler
For the youth  Before the youth
Nazi Party 1935  At the 1935 Party Congress.
Speaking to the German people  The Führer speaks to the German people.

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