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Nazi policies towards workers and big business

The workers

Political allegiance of the German workers pre-1933

In 1933 the working class were the largest social group in German society and made up
46% of the economically active population and for this reason their support was needed
by political parties who…

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The leader of the NSBO, Richard Muchow, wanted his organisation to become a giant
trade union which would represent all workers
In 1934, it was purged of its radical leadership by Hitler and subordinated to the German
Labour Front

The German Labour Front

The DAF was founded in May 1933…

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`peoples community' The sense of community would be reinforced by removing sources of conflict
between different groups and achieving mutual cooperation.

The historian Richard Evans saw the Reich Food Estate as "the vehicle through which peasant
farmers would strengthen their economic interests and claim their rightful place in the new…

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younger peasants took hold of the opportunities for social and economical advancement provided
by the regime. Many villagers remembered the Third Reich as a `time for war in many households'
because of the differing views of different generations. It showed that the aim of creating a
`peoples community' in the…


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