Life in Nazi Germany
What was life like in Nazi Germany?
Hitler Consolidates Power
• President Hindenberg dies in 1934 – Hitler names himself President
• Hitler becomes Fuhrer (Su...
•1933: Hitler appoints Joseph Goebbels
as Minister of Propaganda
Ministry of Propaganda
•Children joined the Hitler Youth ...
Nazi Propaganda #1
1. Describe cover of the book and
the adult in the book.
2. What is the author of this book
trying to t...
Nazi Propaganda #2
Translation: The Jewish
worm makes his move
1. Describe the worm, what is
he doing?
2. What is the post...
Nuremberg Laws
• 1935: two sets of laws passed in Germany defining race & citizenship
1) Protection of German Blood & Hono...
2) Reich Citizenship Law - 1935
• Must be German to be citizen
•Law forbids the marriage of
Jews to non-Jews
• Only citize...
Kristallnacht “Night of Broken Glass”
• 1938: a 17-year old Jewish man shoots a German diplomat, (upset his
father was dep...
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Propaganda and Nuremberg Laws

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Propaganda and Nuremberg Laws

  1. 1. Life in Nazi Germany What was life like in Nazi Germany?
  2. 2. Hitler Consolidates Power • President Hindenberg dies in 1934 – Hitler names himself President • Hitler becomes Fuhrer (Supreme Leader) – Rudolf Hess: Dep. Fuhrer • Hitler bans all other political parties •A branch of the SS was a secret police force known as the Gestapo •Gestapo kept everyday citizens in order by terrorizing them into obedience • Heinrich Himmler will run an elite black-uniformed unit called the SS, which would eliminate Hitler’s political enemies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sKyAmzeDVI&feature=rel ated
  3. 3. •1933: Hitler appoints Joseph Goebbels as Minister of Propaganda Ministry of Propaganda •Children joined the Hitler Youth or League of German Girls •Propaganda used to promote Reich and blame Jews/others for pre-war problems •Goebbels orders the burning of books written by Jews or anti-Nazi authors
  4. 4. Nazi Propaganda #1 1. Describe cover of the book and the adult in the book. 2. What is the author of this book trying to teach German children? A German children’s book titled: The Poisonous Mushroom
  5. 5. Nazi Propaganda #2 Translation: The Jewish worm makes his move 1. Describe the worm, what is he doing? 2. What is the poster trying to say? Dollar sign Hammer & Sickle
  6. 6. Nuremberg Laws • 1935: two sets of laws passed in Germany defining race & citizenship 1) Protection of German Blood & Honor – 1935 • Racial categories: German, Jew, & Mischling (grade 1 & 2)
  7. 7. 2) Reich Citizenship Law - 1935 • Must be German to be citizen •Law forbids the marriage of Jews to non-Jews • Only citizens have full rights Film Clip Question: How did Stephan Lux bring the issue of Jewish persecution to the attention of the world?
  8. 8. Kristallnacht “Night of Broken Glass” • 1938: a 17-year old Jewish man shoots a German diplomat, (upset his father was deported to Poland) • Nazi respond by launching an attack against all Jews • Businesses & homes are smashed & burned by SS, thousands of Jews are arrested by Gestapo. Nazis want Jews out of Germany

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