Changing life for the German people, 1933-1939 Part 2

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GERMANY IN TRANSITION, c1929-1947 Part Two :
Changing life for the German people, 1933-1939
Changing Life for the
German people 193339 Key words
Economic To do with finances and money, especially regarding the country's money.
Social To do with people's lives & how they spend their leisure time etc.
Political To do with the running of the country & who is in charge & the decisions they
Autarky Selfsufficient, not having to rely on anyone else or any other country.
Four Year Plan A plan designed to speed up rearmament & prepare Germany for war.
Rearmament Building up a country's armed forces & weapons.
DAF German Labour Front ­ an organisation which controlled German workers, their
pay, hours of work etc.
RAD National Labour Service ­ an organisation to put unemployed people into jobs.
Autobahn A German motorway.
Raw materials The natural substances that you need to make things.
3 K's Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen). The 3 things the Nazis
expected women to concentrate.

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Master Race A country full of pure Germanblooded people.
National Reich Church A national Nazi church set up & run by the Nazis.
Indoctrinate To get people to believe in a set of ideas.
Compulsory Something that you have to do.
Hitler Youth An organisation run by the Nazis to control young people & their leisure time.
KDF Strength Through Joy ­ an organisation set up to control the leisure time of
Volkswagen The People's Car.
Propaganda Material used to persuade & influence people.…read more

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Nuremburg Laws Laws that made life very difficult for the Jews.
Germany 1933- Hitler has become Chancellor
By January 1933, unemployment had reached 6,000,000.
No one would loan Germany money
The Weimar Government couldn't do anything to help the unemployed.
Hitler was elected on a promise to give the German people `Bread & Jobs.'
What measures did the Nazi's take to reduce unemployment?
1. The National Labour Service Corps (RAD): This was a scheme to provide young men with
manual labour jobs.…read more

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What did the Nazi's do to control the workforce?
German Labour Front ­ DAF
1. This replaced the Trade Unions and had complete control over the discipline of the workers,
regulated hours of work and rates of pay.
2. Under the new system, working hours increased and wages were frozen.
3. It was impossible to complain about the working conditions.
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Kinder ­ Children, Kuche
­ Kitchen, Kirche -
Marriage and the family
The Nazi's were very worried about the decline in birth rate. Therefore a massive
propaganda campaign was launched to promote motherhood and large families.
`Law for the Encouragement of Marriage'. The law said that the government would give
all newly married couples a loan of 1000 marks (about nine months wages). When the
first child was born, the couple could keep a quarter of themoney.…read more

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In schools, textbooks were rewritten to paint a good picture of the Nazis. The teaching of
school subjects changed to indoctrinate pupils.
History was distorted to celebrate great German victories and all disasters were blamed
on the Communists and the Jews.
Every subject concentrated on putting across Nazi ideas. For example Biology lessons
were devoted to studying the differences between races, explaining the greatness of the
Aryan race. An example maths problem can be seen on the right.…read more

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Many civil servants were happy to transfer In the Nazi state all power came from Hitler.
power to the Third Reich as they did not like He had supreme authority in the Nazi state.
the Weimar Republic. All civil servants had to Many laws were made by him and he had the
be members of the Nazi party final say in all key decisions.…read more

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Central to Nazi policy was the creation of a pure German state. This meant treating all
non-German groups, especially the Jews, as second class citizens.
1. Master race - The Nazis believed that the Germans were a pure race of Aryan
descent. They were all shown in art as blond, blue-eyed, tall, lean and athletic ­ a people
fit to master the world.
2. Subhumans ­ Jews and Slavs were the subhumans. Nazi propaganda portrayed Jews as
evil moneylenders.…read more

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­ (1) Jews had to register possessions, making it easier to confiscate them. (2) Jews had to
carry identity cards. (3) Jewish men had to add `Israel' to their first names, Jewish women, the
name `Sarah' to further humiliate them. (4) Jews had to have the red letter 'J' stamped on their
What was Kristallnacht (9th November 1938)?
On 8th November 1938 a young Polish Jew, Herschel Grynszpan, walked into the German Embassy
in Paris and shot the first official he met.…read more

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Hitler made an agreement with the Pope that the Church would not be involved in politics as long as
Hitler did not interfere with the Church. Hitler went back on this agreement:
Priests were harassed and arrested.
If a priest criticised the Nazis they would be sent to a concentration camp.
Catholic youth movements were closed down.
Monasteries were closed down.
The National Reich Church
Some Protestants admired Hitler.…read more


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