What was it like in Nazi Germany?

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  • What was it like in Nazi Germany?
    • Economy
      • Massive unemployment rates after depression
        • Hitlers main aim to improve in the first four years.
          • Next four years to rearm for war.
        • Became 10x better off with Hitlers help than during the depression
          • Less well of than the Golden 20's but this was covered up by propaganda.
      • Strength Through Joy
        • Promised people cars, holidays and more leisure.
          • Popular with German people
    • Jews
      • 1933-35 - Boycotted Jewish shops
        • Jews not German citizens anymore (Nuremberg Laws)
          • Cannot marry Germans
      • November 1938 - Persecution of the jews
        • Crystal Night - 1000 Synagogues burnt down
      • 1940 - Jews put into Ghettos
      • 1942 - Extermination of the jews
      • 1945 - 6 Million Jews killed.
    • Youth
      • 7.5 Million children in Hitler Youth by 1939
        • 1.5 Million didn't join
          • Started gangs such as the Edelweiss Pirates
        • Boys learnt about becoming soldiers while girls learnt how to be mothers
        • Kept children fit to fight for Germany
        • Taught that they are a superior race
    • Women
      • Equal rights to men
      • Lived by the 3k's (Children, Church and Kitchen)
      • Awarded for having children.
        • 4 children - Bronze, 6 children - Silver, 8 children - Gold
          • Birth rate slowly increased
        • Marriage loans were cancelled if you had children
          • Birth rate slowly increased
    • Church
      • Catholic Church
        • Signed a agreement with Hitler saying they wouldn't get involved in politics as long as they left the church alone
          • Stopped Nazis murdering disabled people.
        • Many Priests and religious people opposed Hitler
          • Bonhoeffer - Nearly died for his beliefs against the Nazi party
      • Protestant Church
        • Supported Nazi regime
          • Hated Jews
          • Feared Communist rule

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