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Hitler's Germany


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  • 1. Hitler’s Germany 1933-1939 1933-1939
  • 2. Preview Slide The Economy The Military The Youth Propaganda Culture & Art Society Maintaining Control Anti-Semitism
  • 3. The Economic Miracle Hybrid Economy: No restrictions of VT. Some industry nationalized (VW) Capitalist (free business) allowed to flourish
  • 4. The Economic Miracle The RAD: Reichsarbeitdienst Public works projects : roads(the autobahn), parks, Dams, and rebuilding industry.
  • 5. The Economic Miracle Unemployment rates drop dramatically! - 6 million in January 1932 - 2.5 Million in July 1933 and continues to decrease. HUGE “BUY IN” factor for the Nazis!
  • 6. The Military under the Nazis No restrictions of VT No size limitations Industry geared up for war material = greatness of Germany and the Reich
  • 7. The Youth: “Blood and Honor” Education was national socialized. (1936) 1934 all youth organizations are disbanded All youth are required to join the Hitler Youth and conform to the ideals of National Socialism.
  • 8. The Youth The Reich’s future Taught boys to be obedient soldiers Taught girls to have children for the Fuehrer and support families
  • 9. Propaganda: The key to misinformation
  • 10. Culture & Art Roman architecture Art idealized the perfect human body, seen as “Aryan” Idealized Nature Idealized Nazism.
  • 11. Society: Living in Nazi Germany Press and radio were censored Book, art, music, movies, and clothing were regulated by the state. Civil Rights suspended for the good of the country.
  • 12. Society: Racial Superiority A German woman undergoes a "racial examination," in which her facial features are measured. Many Germans accepted this propaganda as scientific truth. Circa 1933-1939. Eugenics
  • 13. Maintaining Control SA-Original Nazi Street thugs Sturmabteilung The Secret Police- Gestapo The SS-Originally Hitler’s Body Guards Schutzstaffel The SD- Secret police of the SS Sicherheitsdienst
  • 14. Maintaining Control: rule of fear Youth “brainwashed” Neighbors turn one another into the authorities Opposition killed or punished severely First Concentration Camp, Dachau, opened in 1933
  • 15. Maintaining Control “When the Nazis arrested the Communists, I said nothing; after all, I was not a Communist. When they locked up the Social Democrats, I said nothing; after all, I was not a Social Democrat. When they arrested the trade unionists, I said nothing; after all, I was not a trade unionist. When they arrested the Jews, I said nothing; after all, I was not a Jew. When they arrested me, there was no longer anyone who could protest.”
  • 16. Anti-Semitism 1935 Nuremberg Laws all Jews are denied citizenship Boycotted businesses No education Jews not allowed employment 1938 -Kristallnacht
  • 17. Anti-Semitism Illustration from a children's book. The headlines say "Jews are our misfortune" and "How the Jew cheats." Germany, 1936.
  • 18. Summary Police State Germany is Nazified All become national Socialist Rule by fear and violence