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Nazi Consolidation of Power?. Creating an Iron Grip. Techniques Used. Propaganda and Indoctrination Nazification of Government Creating a Police State Terror. Propaganda and Indoctrination. Joseph Goebbels Ministry for People’s Enlightenment and Propaganda Set up in 1933

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Nazi consolidation of power

Nazi Consolidation of Power?

Creating an Iron Grip

Techniques used
Techniques Used

  • Propaganda and Indoctrination

  • Nazification of Government

  • Creating a Police State

  • Terror

Propaganda and indoctrination
Propaganda and Indoctrination

  • Joseph Goebbels

  • Ministry for People’s Enlightenment and Propaganda

    • Set up in 1933

      • List the chambers that it was responsible for (page 44)

      • Look at Source B page 44

        • Summarise what Goebbels thought his job was for

    • ‘Undesirable Ideas’

      • Page 45 refers to Ministry trying to stop the spread of undesirable ideas. Give examples of what these could have been.

    • Copy Source E on page 45

      • Why is it such an odd statement to make?

Nazification of government
Nazification of Government

  • Nazi Party officials were put into key positions in government and the Civil Service.

    • Give examples of Ministries affected (page 46/7)

  • They usually promoted Nazi Party members before others

  • They set up groups that promoted Nazi ideas.

    • Give examples page 49

Creating a police state
Creating a Police State

  • ‘Protective Custody’

    • This was set up after the Reichstag Fire. What was it? what power did it give the Nazis?

  • Nazification of the Legal System

    • Why did the Nazis create a ‘People’s Court’ in 1934 (page 47)

    • Copy Source I page 46. Why is it such a disturbing statement.

  • SS (Schutzstaffel) and the Gestapo

    • Originally Hitler’s bodyguard,

    • what 3 jobs did it take over in Germany from 1934 on. (page 46)

    • Source G page 46 tells us the job of the Gestapo. Summarise its function


  • The SS and Gestapo were not constrained by the law.

    • In the 1930s, what did they do with most opponents to their regime. Page 47

    • List some groups of opponents

    • Copy Source J page 47

    • In the 1930s they still kept most of their violence behind closed doors. Why?

      • List the one exception to this rule.

The master race
The Master Race?

  • What was meant by an Aryan Master Race? Page 52

  • Why did the Nazis talk of “Pure Blood”

    • Sources A and B page 52

  • What were the SS Race Farms designed to do?

  • What was eugenics and why was it taught in schools?

    • Page 53

  • What races did the Nazis consider as inferior and therefore likely to corrupt Aryan Blood?

  • Explain the main features of the three stages of Jewish Persecution pages 54/55

    • 1933 – 1938 The Denial of Civil Rights

    • 1938 – 1941 Acceleration of Persecution

    • 1941 – 1945 The Holocaust

Acceleration of persecution1
Acceleration of Persecution

  • What were Ghettoes?

  • What were Einsatzgruppen?

  • What was the difference between a Concentration Camp and a Death Camp?

  • Other than Jews, which other groups were sent to Concentration and Death Camps?

    • Why were these groups victimised?

  • Who manned the Concentration and Death Camps?

  • What resources were diverted by the Nazis to exterminate Jews and the other groups?

Opposition to the nazis
Opposition to the Nazis itself?

Pages 48 - 51