Social science project
NAZISM IN GERMANY
What did Hitler want?
Support for the Nazis decline
Hitler recognizes Nazis
What was the Holocaust?
What is Fascism?
Adolf Hitler was an Austrian
-born German political and the
leader of Nazi party(1934-1945).
The term Nazi was used as
derogatory reference to a backwards
peasant or, more generally, a foolish,
clumsy or awkward person.
The world war II started on 1st
September 1939 when German
invaded Poland and Britain and
France declared war on Germany.
He was born on 20th April,1889 and
dreamed of being an artist.
He became influenced by writings
of Karl Laager, the Mayor of Vienna.
He developed a deep hatred for the
Communists and the Jews.
He was associated with the rise of fascism in Europe,
World War II and the Holocaust.
Hitler served nine months of his 5-year sentence in
prison, where he wrote the famous Mein Kampf.
Annexed Austria in 1938.
Militarism-he began rearming Germany
breaking the treaty of Versailles.
Rhineland-move troops into the Rhineland
Hitler promised German stability, job, to end
weak democracy and to reverse the Versailles
Nazism is ideology and practice of the
National Socialist German Workers' Party
which is also known as Nazi party.
They are especially anti-semitism, anti-slavism and
belief in the superiority of the Germanic races.
Nazism and Communism emerged as two serious
contenders for power in Germany after the First World
War, particularly as the Weimar Republic became
In 1919 Hitler joined the German workers
party as a spy for the German government.
In 1920 the party changes its name to NSDAP(Nazis)
and adopts the 25 points program.
Hitler became leader in 1921 and adopted the swastika
He planned to first take the Bavarian government and
them march to Berlin.
Germany did well under Stresemann, chancellor of
Germany – support for extremists declined.
The Nazi party splits and support declined dramatically.
In 1924 the Nazis win 24 seats in the Reichstag.
In 1928 the Nazis lose more seats and they got 12 seats in
Hitler decided to reform the party to place it under his
In 1925 Hitler re-launched
Power was concentrated in
Hitler decided to use elections and works to exploit the
weakness and democracy and the constitution to gain
power rather than through revolution.
The Nazis work to get support from
industrialists both financial and political.
Special section set up for students ,teachers,
youth and farmers.
Nazi plan to kill all Jews.
Why Jews? Anti-Semitism ,Hitler's belief in
the master race ,totalitarianism, seen as
greedy, evil, backstabbing.
6 million Jews murdered in camps in Europe.
5 million others are killed like gypsies,
mentally ill, homosexuals.
Nation comes first.
Uses nationalism and racism.
Glorifies violence – believes it is needed to “prove”
strength of a people.
Irrational politics – emphasize street fighting.
Dictatorships and Germany became fascist.
On 1st September 1939, Germany invaded
On 3rd September 1939, Allies declare war
Hitler defeats Poland in a month.
Germany then invades France, Belgium,
etc in May 1940.
Then Hitler invades Russia.
- surrendered to
Germany in 1940
after 6 weeks.
Towards the end of WW2 Germany’s out looked
Hitler refused to give in.
Battle of the Bulge resulted when Allied had crossed
the German border.
Allies proceeded to push Germany further back ,
German offensive had clearly failed by January 1945.
Hitler was unable to deal with the defeat
which killed him mentally.
He and his wife Eva Braun committed suicide on April
He shot himself with his own pistol.
On May 7, 1945 Germany surrendered unconditionally.
The Nazi empire was created by violence, lived by
violence and was destroyed by violence.
Hitler is remembered in history simply for the fact that
he was a tyrant that wanted absolute power.
If Hitler had not started the war someone else would
have done and so he can’t be the only guilty.
It is very difficult to know the exact meaning of Hitler’s
statement “ Ever since I was a young boy I knew what I
had to do and why I had to do it ’’.