Hitler Campaign Speech
[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