Den engelske presses fremstilling af Adolf Hitlers magtovertagelse

Hanne Birgitte Hellisen, Jakob Djursby Andresen & Mark Bjørn Jensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Our project deals with British newspapers’ depiction of Hitler’s ascend to and consolidation of power in January 1933 to August 1934. The newspaper as a medium was decided upon because it was the most predominant of its era and thus had a great influence on public opinion. We have chosen to focus solely on articles from three newspapers; The Times, The Manchester Guardian and The Observer. The newspapers did not differ much in their political outlook but they emphasised different aspects of the Hitler regime in their coverage. They shared a critical view of Hitler and his political project but there were also notable differences. Times and Guardian, for instance, regarded him as a powerful political figure whereas Observer mostly saw him as a figurehead or a puppet controlled by others. Another difference was the rhetoric of the papers; Observer and Guardian made use of a bombastic more critical style, Times was more cautious. A view that the papers did share was the apprehension of war. This was reflected in their articles that, in some degree, supported the British foreign policy of non-aggression. At the same time however, all the newspapers admitted that Hitler’s politics lead to tensions in Europe.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato18 jan. 2011
VejledereMichael Kjeldsen


  • Tyskland
  • Adolf Hitler
  • The Manchester Guardian
  • presse
  • The Times
  • England
  • The Observer
  • aviser
  • 1934
  • 1933