Making God: Joseph Goebbels and the Veneration of Hitler

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Daniel W Early (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: This thesis focuses on Joseph Goebbels and his desire to create a pseudo-religion around Adolf Hitler for the purpose of rousing and maintaining popular support. Goebbels has been analyzed extensively in terms of his personal life and actions within the Nazi Party , but his influence on religion is scarcely covered. Through analysis of Goebbels' novel , Michael , his own diaries , and the speeches that he gave on Hitler's birthday each year between 1933 and 1945 , I argue that Goebbels wove together religious imagery and political language in an attempt to make his vision a reality.

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Language: English
Date: 2019

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