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
Hitler appointed Hjalmar Schacht as first President of the Reichsbank
(1934) and then as Economic Minister (1935).
Born in Tinglev, Germany, on 22nd January, 1877.
Studied medicine in Kiel, philology in Munich and political science
Joined the Dresdner Bank and during WW1
Financial consultant for the German occupation government in Belgium.
* n 1916 he became a director of the German National Bank.
* In 1923 he became Reich currency commissioner and was praised for bringing
Germany's inflation under control.
* Rewarded by being appointed president of the Reichsbank.
* Headed the German delegation that negotiated the Young Plan (1929)
* Developed right-wing political ideas – late convert to Fascism
* Met Hitler in Jan 1931 and agreed to raise funds for the Nazi Party.
* Appointed minister of economics (1934).
* Schacht encouraged Hitler to introduce a programme of public works,
including the building of the Autobahnen – heavily influenced by
JM Keynes and Roosevelt’s success in the New Deal.
* Introduced the New Plan which rigorously controlled everything that
was imported into Germany.
* Negotiated series of bilateral trade agreements with the Russia (1935).
* Big Anti-semite.
* He resigned from his ministries and positions in the Nazi government
ion 1937 over disagreements with Goring and his belief that Hitler's rearmament
would not stabilise Germany's economic future.
* Arrested by the allies he was put on trial at Nuremburg (1946-7)
* Upon his release he formed his own bank and advised several governments
on their economic policies - including Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt.
* He died in March 1970.
- 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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