6: Nazi Domestic policies 1933-39
What were the aims of the Nazis economic policies?
- Strengthen the German economy so that Germany could re-arm and be self-sufficient (autarky)
In November 1938, Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) saw attacks on Jewish homes, shops and synagogues after a Nazi diplomat was assassinated by a Jew in Paris. About 100 Jews were killed and 20,000 were put into concentration camps. After a week of terror, the Nazis fined the Jews one billion marks.
In 1935, the Nuremburg Laws removed German citizenship from Jews and banned inter-racial marriage.