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Goebbels And Der Angriff Hardcover – May 10, 1994
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"The best examination of the 'fighting years' of der Angriff available and provides valuable insight into the success of the NSDAP in Berlin during its rise to power."―The Historian
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The author of this fine work, "Goebbels and Der Angriff," fills a gap in the history of the Nazi Party by examining the impact of the Nazi propaganda newspaper "Der Angriff" (The Attack) from its inception in 1927 up to January 1933 when Hitler became Chancellor. Previously historians seemed to discount Der Angriff as nothing more than a little read, and even less effective, propaganda sheet.
Der Angriff was established by Goebbels in Berlin in 1927 when the Nazi Party was banned (and consequently so was Goebbels as a speaker for the party). The importance of the newspaper was disclosed by Goebbels himself once the Nazis took power: Goebbels exclaimed that Germany only needed two newspapers, the "Volkischer Beobachter" (roughly, the National/Nationalist Racialist Observer) and Der Angriff. Within the first six years of Nazi rule, i.e., by February 1939, over 1,000 independent non-Nazi newspapers in Germany went under, either from direct pressure by the government and/or an inability to compete with the Nazis' subsidized organs.
As Berlin in the 1930s was the largest city in Germany (and the second largest in the world), achieving political supremacy in that city was paramount to obtaining political power throughout Germany.Read more ›