Slides in this set
WOMEN, CHILDREN AND THE
FAMILY IN NAZI GERMANY
A huge part of Nazi
Ideology was focused on
those in society who usually
got overlooked: women and
children. The Nazis
believed that the 3rd Reich
was going to be around for
thousands of years, so it
was essential that their
beliefs were enforced from
an early age.…read more
Children Education: Teachers
· The Nazis held a lot of influence over education. They
controlled what was taught and who taught it.
· To be a teacher, you had to be part of the Nazi
Teacher's Association, agreeing to teach the ideas
dictated by the Nazis. If you didn't, then you were
· 97% of teachers joined the Nazi Teacher's
Association why might we have to be careful of this
· There was to be no initiative or individuality among
teachers. Nor was there allowed to be any
intellectual freedom or creativity among students. You
were forbidden to ask questions.
· Obedience and discipline was key teachers were
strict and physically incredibly strong.…read more
Children Education: Timetable
Monday Tuesday y
Thursday Friday Saturday
Geography History Singing History Singing
Race Studies Party Beliefs
Break with sports and special announcements
Domestic Science with Maths
Eugenics The Science of Breeding Health Biology
Children Education: Subjects
Physical Education 15% of school time. Unsatisfactory performance
could lead to expulsion.
History concentrated on the rise of Nazis, the injustice of the Treaty of
Versailles, the evils of Communism and the Jews, great historic
moments in German history especially from Medieval times.
Biology also called `race theory'. Pupils were taught to measure their
skulls and classify racial types. In biology they were also taught that
Aryans were superior and should not marry inferior races.
German helped to enforce national identity. Read about German
heroes, especially from WW1.
Geography taught about the lands which were once part of Germany
and the need for more living space (Lebensraum).
Religious Studies was not compulsory.
Girls had a different curriculum to boys they studied domestic science
and eugenics (how to produce the perfect babies by selecting ideal
qualities in parents).…read more
Children Education: Schools
· Nazi organisations began to open their own
schools to fast-track those who they thought
would make particularly good Nazis.
· These were known as `Leadership Schools',
NAPOLAs and later `Adolf Hitler Schools'. They
provided a military style education but were not
particularly focused on academic achievement.
· Education for those who were not Aryan became
increasing difficult. They were ritually humiliated
and eventually were denied access to education