Slides in this set
`Others' in Nazi Germany
Last time we looked at the
Nazis desire to build a
`National Community' or
was filled with loyal
However, there were those
who didn't fit in with this
vision, and they were
targeted from early on in
the regime.…read more
Key Term: Social Darwinism
· `The Survival of the Fittest',
weak and vulnerable species
die out as they cannot
compete with the strong.
· Poverty and many other
social ills were the result of
· The basis of Nazi race theory.
· "The stronger has to rule and
must not mate with the
weaker," Hitler, Mein Kampf.…read more
· Believed there were 2 different
types of racism: emotional and
· Emotional racism is when people
simply hate other people but can'
t really explain why.
· Rational racism is where the hate
grows out of a `logical'
development of ideas.
· Describing racism as `rational'
turns unreasonable ideas into
reasonable ones this is one
reason that made Hitler so
dangerous and perhaps can being
to explain why the Nazis were
able to carry out such attrocities.…read more
"Our starting point is not the individual...that is
not our objective. Our objective is entirely
different...we must have a healthy people in
order to prevail in the world".
Dr. Goebbels, Nazi party rally Nuremberg,
September 1938…read more
Problems with German society
according to Hitler
· Problems had occurred in the past because Germany was not
a racially pure country he referred to this as Germany being
`contaminated' by other races.
· World War One is a big example of this past problem. Hitler
believed they had lost the war because Germany had been a
divided and weak nation (through class, religion and political
· To produce a racially pure society you would need a
contribution from German women, but the 1920s saw fewer
German women were having children.
· Similarly, because of the war, there were fewer men to
become fathers. The Nazis would need to encourage all
available Aryan men to have lots of healthy children.…read more
The Ideal German Race
· Hitler believed Aryans were superior
not just because of their intelligence
but because of their capacity to work
hard and sacrifice themselves for
· Physically, they were tall, long-
legged, slim built.
· Face narrow forehead, thin nose,
lower jaw, prominent chin, red-
cheeked (the idea that their pure
blood shined through), hair is
straight or wavy and blonde.
· Women needed to be virgins before
marriage, described as having an
`unblemished past'.…read more