NAZI. GERMANY. 1945. 1934. Unit 2D: Germany, 1919 – 1945. Source based exam. 1hr 45mins. 60marks total. 40\% of final grade. Topics; Control and Opposition German Economy and Society Race and Youth Culture and Propaganda. Understanding the Assessment. Assessment.
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Source based exam.
40% of final grade.
Key issue: How effectively did the Nazis control Germany in the years 1933–1945?
• The nature of the totalitarian state; the abolition of freedom, individual liberties and trade unions
• The nature of continuing opposition and resistance within the Third Reich
• The White Rose movement, the work of individuals such as Niemöller and Bonhoeffer
• The opposition of the military, the Stauffenberg bomb plot.
Key issue: How much change did the Nazis bring about in German society?
• Changes in policies and attitudes to the role of women in German society, 1933–1945
• Nazi policies and attitudes towards religion and responses to this within Germany
• Nazism as social revolution and the impact of the regime on different social classes.
Key issue: How successful were the Nazis in rebuilding the German economy?
• The development of the economy and employment patterns in the 1930s
• Economic planning: preparation for war
• The response of the German people to economic changes in the 1930s
• The impact of the war upon the German economy and society.
Key issue: How successful were the Nazis in influencing young people?
• The appeal of Nazism to youth; the role of youth in National Socialism
• Youth movements in Nazi Germany
• Education in German schools and universities as an instrument of propaganda
• The extent and nature of youth resistance.
Key issue: How important in Germany were Nazis’ ideas on race?
• Nazi ideas: the belief in Aryan supremacy and the master race
• Racism in the Nazi state, the treatment of minority groups in society
• The persecution of the Jews and the Final Solution
• Reactions in Germany to these developments from different individuals and groups.
Key issue: How did the Nazis change the cultural climate of Weimar Germany?
• The cultural climate of Weimar Germany as represented in entertainment and the arts, 1919–1933
• Reactions and responses to ‘Weimar culture’
• The effects of the Nazi regime on the cultural climate of Germany, 1933–1945
• The role and success of Nazi propaganda in sport, leisure, the media, entertainment and the arts
• The cult of the Führer.
What effect will this have on Hitler?
What has Hitler succeeded in creating?
“Terror is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death.”
SS were responsible for running the concentration camps.
Secret police would spy on and arrest enemies of the state.
Everyone was scared of being arrested by the Gestapo and being put in a concentration camp.
Had strong local structure – Gauleiters responsible for “Gau”, divided into towns, streets & blocks.
When you are released you tell everybody what has happened to you
Gestapo Spies inform on you
You are woken up by the Gestapo at 1 am in the morning and told that you have 5 minutes to pack your bags.
You are handed over to the SS who run the concentration camps.
By signing this form you are giving your consent to be put into a concentration camp.
Days or maybe weeks later you are interviewed and asked to sign form D11
You are arrested and thrown into a cell at the police stationHow did the Police State work?
All other Trade unions had been banned.
A worker could not leave his job without the government’s permission.
Only government labour exchanges could arrange for a new job.
The DAF increased the number of hours worked from 60 to 72 per week (including overtime) by 1939.
Strikes were outlawed.
Any complaining was potentially dangerous. Remember what happened to the Work shy!
The Pope signed a Concordat with Hitler. He agreed not to interfere in Nazi politics if the Church was left alone.
Reich Church symbol
First they came for the communists,and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for meand there was no one left to speak out for me.
How useful to a Historian would this source be?