Hitler's first broadcast

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Hitler's first broadcast

Post by Alexander Nasman » 30 Jul 2019 06:23

Does anyone know when Hitler made his first radio broadcast? Was he able to go on-air before 1933?

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Re: Hitler's first broadcast

Post by GregSingh » 30 Jul 2019 09:09

According to several sources (inc. Domarus), Hitler spoke for the first time in national radio broadcast on the 1st of February 1933 at 10pm.

Two days before Reichstag elections, Gregor Strasser instead of Hitler, gave a radio speech outlining NSDAP program (29th July 1932).

On the 18th of July 1932 party's leaders were allowed to speak on the radio for the first time during Reichstag election campaign.
Hitler refused. Goebbels gave a short speech instead.

There was a plan for Hitler to give an address to US radio listeners on the evening of 11th December 1931.
That never happened because of "technical difficulties".
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Re: Hitler's first broadcast

Post by Annelie » 30 Jul 2019 13:07

You are probably aware but just in case

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_s ... olf_Hitler

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Re: Hitler's first broadcast

Post by Alexander Nasman » 30 Jul 2019 13:23

Thank you, both Greg and Annelie. Both superb posts.

So, I'm a little fuzzy - was he banned from radio broadcasting till 1932? Seems remarkable that Germans had never heard him on the radio until after he became chancellor!

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Re: Hitler's first broadcast

Post by Annelie » 30 Jul 2019 14:01

Remember

On February 1, 1933, two days after he was appointed chancellor, Hitler spoke over the radio to the German people about his vision for the future of the country:

https://www.facinghistory.org/holocaust ... io-address

until then he wasn't or had the position to be able to speak/address to the country over the radio nationally

On hind sight its too bad they hadn't because perhaps the country would hear what a person he was and maybe he
wouldn't have gotten the appointment?

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Re: Hitler's first broadcast

Post by GregSingh » 31 Jul 2019 12:23

According to official statistical data, in 1931 there were 4 million registered radio users in Germany (population ~63 mln).
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Re: Hitler's first broadcast

Post by Alexander Nasman » 31 Jul 2019 15:02

Thanks, Greg and Annelie!

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