Weimar and Nazi Germany
The Weimar Constitution
The impact of the Treaty of Versailles
1919 -1923: years of crisis?
The Munich Putsch
The Origins of the Nazi Party
1924 - 1929: A Golden era?
German Foreign Policy 1919 to 1933
Germany in the Depression
The Rise of the Nazi party
- Why did people vote for Hitler?
From Chancellor to Fuhrer
The failures of Weimar
Creating a totalitarian state
Nazi methods of control
- Organisation of the Nazi Party
- Obedience to the Fuhrer
Opposition to the Nazi's
- Nazi Ideology
The Economy under the Nazi's
- The 2nd 4 Year Plan
- Evaluation of the 4 Year Plan
- How successful was the policy of Autarky?
- German Labour Front
- Dr Robert Ley
Nazi Foreign Policy
- Did Hitler plan to have a Second
Education in Nazi Germany
Women in Nazi Germany
- The Jewish Problem in 1933
- Anti-Jewish Legislation
- Policy 1933 - 1937
- Origins of Anti-Semitism
Jewish Problem: Germany 1933
The perception is this:
* The Jews were ruining and had ruined Germany
* The Jews owned far more than the Germans
* The Jews were conspiring together (and with Jews of other nations) to
liquidate German wealth and capital for their own uses.
* The Jews were not a religion but a race that couple be biologically
categorised and classified.
* The Jews were not wanted nor required in Germany.
* There were 500,000 Jews in Germany in 1933 - approximately 0.76% of
* Jews were concentrated in certain areas of Germany.
* 70% lived in big cities
* They were significant in the fields of law, medicine, education, politics,
media and commerce.
What should Hitler do first (1933)?
* Hitler's first concern was to secure his own power.
* The Jews were a hated minority, who were a useful scapegoat, but when
he needed to rebuild the economy his anti-Jewish legislation could wait
a little longer.
* Economic recovery would be disrupted by attacks on Jewish businesses.
Anti-Jewish Boycott (1933-34)
* The Nazi SA did not always sharer Hitler's 'wait-and-see' tactics.
* In April 1933, after the second set of elections, they set about terrorising
individual Jews, damaging synagogues and organising boycotts outside Jewish
businesses. Homes and shops were daubed with the Star of David.
* This put Hitler in a quandary: should he support the SA then he would
be seen a thug and as brutish. If he sympathised he would be seen as weakening
in his stance against Jews and other national undesirables.
* He decided on a nationwide boycott of Jewish businesses and professions.
* Hitler justified his tactics to the moderate and conservative right
by suggesting that he was simply responding and reacting to Jewish propaganda
in the foreign press.
* Reactions to the boycott were mixed.
* Some cities saw violence, others nothing.
* The general German public were apathetic (disinterested) and continued
to shop freely.
- How far did Germany recover under Stresemann?
- How did the Nazi party develop, upto 1929?
- How did Hitler become Chancellor?
- Howdid Hitler create a dictatorship?
- What were the main features of Totalitarian
- What were the benefits of Nazi rule?
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