WW2 - from Germany's perspective

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  • Created on: 02-05-13 08:41
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  • WWII
    • Propaganda stunts by the Nazis
      • Christmas bonus
    • When did Germany invade Poland?
      • 1st September 1939
    • Morale
      • Early Victories
        • - With many countries being easily won over, for example Austria people felt strongly towards Nazis. However,after Poland many Germans wanted peace
      • Major concerns
        • - the Russian War [very cold] - The Russian defeat, many question Nazi ideology - Defeat in Africa - Atlantic, contempt for the regime
      • Bombing
        • - by the British and USA, with hundreds and thousands killed. Largely people felt demoralised, especially when they couldnt defeat the British
    • opposition
      • LEFT
        • From 1941 there were resistance cells set up in the factories. They called for more active resistance
          • in 1941 there were 89 in Berlin alon
      • YOUTH
        • - lost a father in the war - The brutality of the dictatorship for example - the White Rose Group, handing out leafelts aiming to sabotage the German War effort
      • ARMY
        • Early war victories had confirmed Hitler as a military genius. It was only by 1943 where serious decent was visible.
          • increasing political interference of the SS had become intolerable
          • some generals were shocked by implentation of systematic extermination of Jews
          • Growing belief that Germany was losing the war - entry of Usa in 1941, defeat by Russia and failure in Africa
    • By the end of 1940 Germany had invaded...
      • Austria
      • Britain - HOWEVER they had remained through the Battle of Britain - 1940
      • France
      • Holland
      • Poland
    • Casualties
      • Jewish losses
        • over 6 million
      • 3,5000,000 military deaths
      • soviet union 10 million military deaths and 10 million civilian deaths
      • 700,000 civilian deaths
      • UK, 326,000 military deaths and 62,000 civilian deaths

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