Nazi Germany 1933-39 - Complete guide for AS

This guide contains full notes on Nazi Germany 1933-39.

I only used the information in this document and achieved an A grade at A/S.

- Establishment of the Nazi Dictatorship
- The roles of propaganda, indoctrination and terror in the Third Reich
- Nazi social, religious and racial ideology and policy
- The nature and organisation of the Nazi political system
- Nazi economic policy
- Nazi foreign policy 

The course follows the WJEC 'key issues' but can be used for any history exam board. 

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Nazi Germany c.1933 ­ 1939

Complete Notes on all Key Issues


Reasons for Nazi party growth and support by 1933 Hitler's
appointment as Chancellor.
The establishment of the Nazi dictatorship
The roles of propaganda, indoctrination and terror in the…

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Key Issue 1: Establishment of the Nazi Dictatorship

3 Key aims of the Nazi Party

1. Creation of a `racially pure' Aryan German race through removal of
`inferior' subjects (e.g. Jews/Communists/homosexuals/work
shy/disabled etc.)
2. Overthrow of the Treaty of Versailles and restoring Germany's…

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7. Hitler appointed Chancellor ­ 30th January 1933

4 reasons Hitler's position as Chancellor was weak:

1. Only 2 other Nazis in the 12 man cabinet ­ Frick and Goering.
2. Coalition didn't have a majority ­ would be hard for Hitler to…

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ii. Allowed arrest without charge (thousands of anti-Nazi
iii. Communist leaders in early `Political Correction Camps'
(Concentration camps) - Dachau

4. Results of election (success or failure?)
a. Nazi Vote 43.9% (NOT a Majority)
b. Hitler had to join in a coalition…

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d. Goerring and Himmler (in an effort to increase personal power)
pushed for the removal of Ernst Rohm (head of SA)

2. Events
a. SS members arrested leading SA men (including Rohm) and
executed them the following days
b. Approx. 90 men killed…

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i. 1933-4 ­ Himmler assumed control of all the police
forces, including the Gestapo (Geheime Staats Polizei ­
Secret State Police) in Prussia and extended them over
the country.
ii. Responsible for intelligence gathering ­ and for all
intelligence and security ­ leader…

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2. Forms of Propaganda
a. Radio
i. Goebbels and Hitler saw this as the most important
form of propaganda
ii. Volksempfanger (People's receiver ­ cheap radios for
the masses)
b. Posters ­ aimed at all different levels of society
c. Nazi newspapers (only…

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b. Destruction of trade unions ­ led to seizure of assests of the
Social Democrat party ­ effectively banned 22nd June
c. Catholic Centre Party dissolved 5th July
d. 14th July ­ Decree that the Nazi Party was the only legal
political party…

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i. Jungmadelbund (League of Young Girls)
1. 10 - 14
ii. Bund Deutscher Madel (League of German Maidens)
1. 14 ­ 18

iii. Activities for Girls
1. Girls had to be able to run 60m in 14seconds,
throw a ball 12m, complete a…

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d. Mein kampf replaced the bible (Hitler the new messiah leading
Germany out of the wilderness
e. More pagan-based service

Racial Ideology

1. Aims
a. To relieve burdens from German society
b. To remove threat from the Volksgermeinschaft
c. Create an Aryan race…


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