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Nazi control 1933 1945


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Nazi control 1933 1945

  1. 1. Nazi Control 1933- 1945 By: Felicitas Donato, Trinidad Torrendell, Eugenia Kenny and Victoria Quiroga
  2. 2. The Nazi control There was no opposition of any kind in Nazi Germany. The main aim was: >To create a totalitarian state where there weren’t no rival parties and no political debate. > Citizens must used all their energies serving the state and doing what the leader wanted. > Nazis had a powerful organization and weapons that they used to control Germany and terrorized Germans.
  3. 3. The SS > In 1925 the SS was formed by loyal fanatics to Hitler. This organization was led by Heinrich Himmler. The SS men were Aryans. > They had the responsibilities of destroying every single opposition to Nazism and carrying out the racial policies of the Nazis. > 2 important sub-divisions were the “Death’s Head Units”, responsible for the concentration camps and the “Waffen-SS”, special SS armoured regiments that fought alongside the regular army. Quote: "I know there are some people in Germany who become sick when they see these black uniforms, we understand the reason for this, and do not expect we shall be loved by all that number of people; those who come to fear us in any way or at any time must have a bad conscience towards the Fuhrer and the nation. For these persons we have established an organisation called the Security Service." ~ From his treatise The Security Squadron as an Anti-Bolshevik Battle Organisation, 1936.
  4. 4. The Gestapo > Was the force most feared by the German because the Gestapo agents could arrest the citizens on suspicion and sent them to concentration camps without trial or even explanation.
  5. 5. The Police and The Courts The police and the courts supported the Nazi dictatorship The police: The most important positions in the police forces were given to important Nazis. In this way, the police could use their own rules. The courts: The courts were also formed by magistrates who were controlled by the Nazis. They never punished the Nazis who committed crimes and the ones who opposed Nazism didn't receive a fair trial. < Heinrich Himmler is appointed head of the Munich police. From this position he is able to begin using the police to further the interests and goals of the Nazi party. (1933)
  6. 6. The concentration camps ● As soon as Hitler became the ruler in 1933, the first concentration camps were created. At the beginning factories and warehouses that were not used, became concentration camps. ● The concentration camps were controlled by the SS. The prisoners were forced to do hard work and were given very little food. They were also beaten and later executed. Very few people could leave a concentration camp alive. ● Not only the Jews were taken to concentration camps. Also Socialists, Communists, trade unionists, churchmen.
  7. 7. Why was there little opposition?: The Germans complained about the regime and its actions, others refused to give the Nazis salute and sometimes they told rude stories about them. (Criticism was in private never in public) The Germans did all that because they were afraid due to the fact that all the Nazis opponents had been killed, exiled or put in prison. The rest had been scared into submission. Death to lies > This source shows that the only opposition the Nazis had were the "Marxismus" (communism)
  8. 8. 'It's all for the good of Germany' s - Nazi successes: ❖ The Germans admired and trusted Hitler. They were prepared to be ruled by terror and to trade their rights in political freedom, free speech in return for work, foreign policy success and what they thought was strong government. ❖ Economic recovery was deeply appreciated ❖ The Nazis were bringing some much needed discipline back to Germany by restoring traditional values and clamping down on rowdy communist. Between 1933 and 1938 Hitler succeed in foreign affairs made Germans felt that their country was a great power again, after the humiliations of the first world war and the treaty of versailles. For many Germans, the Dubious methods of the Nazis may have been regrettable but necessary for the greater good of the country.
  9. 9. Economic Fears “I don't want to lose my job” The Nazi´s increaseed fear on german workers. “Your work could depend on silence” people feared that if an agent from the SS or the SD heard about something bad from the regime they could lose their jobs. Because of that people remained silent. Also workers suffered too much from the depression which terrified workers of losing their jobs again. As regards people who control businesses they had to have bare in mind that if they didn't contribute with the Nazi party found they took the risk of going bankrupt, so they had to conformed.
  10. 10. Propaganda Nazi´s used propaganda in a good way. They just said what was convenient, and sometimes they didn't talk about some things. People just knew about good things about the regime even when lots of bad things were happening. This was to keep Hitler with a good image. (Germany newspaper from 1934, Source)