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Hitler Campaign Speech

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In a speech at a campaign rally in Waldenburg, Germany, Hitler attacks the Weimar Republic and pledges to dissolve the parliamentary system. —British Movietone News Ltd.

Transcript

[Band music and cheering; singing of the Horst Wessel song] Adolf Hitler: For fourteen long years these parties have raped German freedom, beaten German men with clubs. Before two or three months pass this terror will be removed if you vote for National Socialists."

July 22, 1932

In July 1932 the Nazi Party wins 230 seats in German parliamentary elections, becoming the largest party represented.

Modern propaganda techniques—including strong images and simple messages—helped propel Austrian-born Hitler from a little known extremist to a leading candidate in Germany’s 1932 elections. This clip shows the full pageantry of Nazi rallies and the impassioned delivery style of Hitler in addressing the crowd, as he promises salvation for the German nation

Nazi Party supporters stand next to an election poster that reads: “Adolf Hitler will provide work and bread! Elect List 2!’ Posted on the wall at the right are posters urging women and workers to support the Nazis. Rosenheim, Germany, 1932.

Nazi Party supporters stand next to an election poster that reads: "Adolf Hitler will provide work and bread! Elect List 2!' Posted on the wall at the right are posters urging women and workers to support the Nazis. Rosenheim, Germany, 1932. —Stadtarchiv Rosenheim