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This work re-appraises one of the most closely studied issues in European history-the appeal of the Nazi party and analyses the reasons behind the remarkable and sustained success of National Socialism in Germany. David Welch challenges previously held assumptions about the effectiveness of Nazi Propaganda, summarizes the major current debates and argues that in order to be successful, propaganda must preach to the partially converted.
This second edition brings the book up to date with a revised introduction and postscript to reflect the historiographical debates of the 1990s. It includes new material on many topics such as the medium of radio, the "Hitler myth" and racial purity.
David Welch analzes the reasons behind the sustained success of national socialism in Germany. He challenges previously held assumptions about the effectiveness of Nazi propaganda, summarizes the major debates and argues that, to be successful, propaganda must preach to the partially converted.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-240) and index.