Volksgemeinschaft
Before coming to power, Hitler
promised to build a ‘national
community’, involving all
sections of socie...
Boys’ groups
Boys’ groups were essential to
win them to Nazi ideology and
also prepare for war.
Boys aged ten joined the ‘...
Girls’ groups
Nazis were very sexist and
believed a female’s role was to
have and raise children.
10-year olds joined the ...
Women’s groups
The National Socialist
Women’s League aimed to
gain more Nazi support from
amongst German women.
There was ...
Control of education
Young people were also to be
controlled through education.
Jewish teachers were sacked and
other teac...
Arguments for influence
Nazi control was about
influencing every part of
society – young and old.
These policies helped th...
Arguments against influence
Many of these policies were
about winning the Nazis long-
term support in Germany, not
the 193...
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Reasons the nazis kept power social controls and policies

  1. 1. Volksgemeinschaft Before coming to power, Hitler promised to build a ‘national community’, involving all sections of society. The Nazis introduced various social policies to give them greater control of Germans.
  2. 2. Boys’ groups Boys’ groups were essential to win them to Nazi ideology and also prepare for war. Boys aged ten joined the ‘German Young People’ and 14 year olds joined the ‘Hitler Youth’ to take part in military-type activities.
  3. 3. Girls’ groups Nazis were very sexist and believed a female’s role was to have and raise children. 10-year olds joined the ‘League of Young Girls’ and 14-year olds the ‘League of German Maidens’ to learn about marriage.
  4. 4. Women’s groups The National Socialist Women’s League aimed to gain more Nazi support from amongst German women. There was even a medal for German women who had eight or more children.
  5. 5. Control of education Young people were also to be controlled through education. Jewish teachers were sacked and other teachers encouraged to join the Nazi Teachers’ Alliance. Pupils were taught lessons based on Nazi views e.g. biology.
  6. 6. Arguments for influence Nazi control was about influencing every part of society – young and old. These policies helped the Nazis control younger people, but this in turn had an impact on their parents’ views.
  7. 7. Arguments against influence Many of these policies were about winning the Nazis long- term support in Germany, not the 1933-1939 period. Indoctrinating ten year olds in 1933 was not the key factor which kept the Nazis in power.
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