Briefly identify the difference between the National Socialist (Nazi party) and the Socialist Democrats.
Cults and Cooperation: Discussing the Past
1. What chance would one feel one had against that monolith of power?” Compare and contrast Bergen’s statement with Sebastian Haffner’s description in your reading of how Nazi demonstrations affected Germans. What emotions did the Nazis’ Temple congregation. generate in members of the German public? Which emotions were useful to the Nazis in building acceptance and support for their regime?
How did the Nazis use language to shape public opinion? How did they try to inﬂuence what Germans thought about, remembered, or forgot through their choice of words? What part did the truth play in these efforts?
2.Make a timeline of important events from the Holocaust and Human Behavior chapter. What events seem most important or most pivotal to the experiences of individual Germans? Compare this to some of the tactics Jim Jones used in his own control over his People’s Temple congregation.
3. Briefly identify the difference between the National Socialist (Nazi party) and the Socialist Democrats. Write a sentence or two about the political parties at the time of Hitler’s rise.
Your task: Answer all these questions within your group,want to see thoughtful discussions where you ask each other questions and challenge one another’s assertions.