These films document the national conventions of the NSDAP in 1933 and 1934. The 1934 film, Triumph of the Will, also qualifies as a great artistic achievement for the director, Leni Riefenstahl. Victory of Faith (also by Riefenstahl) is not
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Europe has always been a multicultural patchwork of nations. What Barbara Spector means by a multicultural Europe is one in which no traditional European people will have its own nation-state nor sovereignty over its own affairs. And who will play
One emphasized the state; one emphasized race. By 1934 the supporters of the NSDAP included many recent converts from other ideologies, some of whom had supported the old order of the Prussian Monarchy, others (like Goebbels) who had been Marxists.
I have translated Goebbels’ 1934 speech Wesen und Gestalt des Nationalsozialismus and subdivided it into the following arguments:I. Clear communication about fundamental principles is the prerequisite for political unity. II. The National-Socialist takeover, although peaceful and legal, was a revolution: