”Kapitlet Hitler Tager nu sin Begyndelse”

Ea Normann John, Rikke Bock Porsager & Rita Müller

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The project studies how the rise to power of the National Socialists in Germany from 1930 to 1934 was depicted by the Danish press. The sources we have selected for the study are five major Danish newspapers with different political orientations. The reason for this is that we wish to examine how the different newspapers’ political affiliation impacts on their depiction of Hitler’s takeover. The study is precisely motivated by wondering why the historical literature expresses such an unambiguous perception of the subject, where in particular the Tory press has been criticized for not having been sufficiently critical of Hitler. Through our analyses of the newspapers we have reached the conclusion that the newspapers did not have an unambiguous attitude to Hitler. We can thus conclude that some of the newspapers were positive or at least ambiguous as regards the progress of the National Socialists and parts of their politics, but that in general the Danish newspapers were critical of Hitler’s takeover in Germany and the consequences of it.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato17 jan. 2012
VejledereMichael Kjeldsen


  • Aviser
  • Pressehistorie
  • Nationalsocialister
  • Anden Verdenskrig
  • Hitler