Methods of control
The Nazi state intimidated and terrorised those who were opposed to it, using:
- SS and Gestapo investigations.
- Blockleiters in each block of flats and street informed on 'grumblers'.
- Arrests of thousands of people terrified opponents.
- Set up Nazi people's courts.
- Concentration camps.
The Propaganda Ministry worked hard to ensure that people were persuaded to adopt the Nazi point of view:
- Mass rallies at Nuremberg.
- Newspapers were censored.
- People's radios were sold very cheaply, but broadcasts were controlled.
- Films were controlled to make films that glorified war and pilloried the Jews.
- Loudspeakers in public places blared out Nazi propaganda.
- Cult of personality - Hitler's picture was everywhere, and he was portrayed as Germany's saviour.