The Impact of War on life in Nazi Germany. www.educationforum.co.uk. Morale. The passage of the war certainly had a major impact on the morale of the German people, something Hitler predicted. In 1939 the SD were instructed to produce regular reports on the morale of the people for the regime.
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Defeat at Stalingrad and ‘total war’ placed an additional strain on civilian population
The purpose of Nazi propaganda changed to maintaining public morale and urging them on to greater efforts
Gobbels concentrated on the themes of
Despite Gobbels best efforts belief in the Hitler Myth decline considerably in the latter years of war – his aura of man who could do no wrong was fatally damaged following Stalingrad and Hitler largely withdrew from public life being rarely seen. He did however maintain the dedicated loyalty and respect of his own party members.
Resistance however was still weak even at the point of the collapse of the regime as the Russians took Berlin most Germans showed little outward sign of resistance or rebellion.