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Hitler was a powerful orator, whose speeches could provoke hysteria and intense devotion in his audiences.
The Nazis developed a pseudo-religious cult of leadership based on Hitler’s charismatic personality. Propaganda extolled the Fuhrer as a mythic figure – a hero out of German fold culture.

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