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How German people felt

Supported War

Resented TOV

National Pride

Anti-Communist – Russia

Early victories = strong

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Winter 1939 – Rationing introduced

First year = Went well – Swept across Europe – Got lots of materials

1941 -1943 - Going Bad

June 1941 – Invasion of USSR – Bogged down

Propaganda stepped up – Everyone to support

In Cinemas to boost morales and weaken the enemies

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Total War – Everyone involved

  • March 1943 – Sport banned, non important magazines, non- essential business were closed
  • August 1939 – No normal clothes made – Trade only
  • The Minister of Armaments Albert Speer
  • Severe labour shortages = women sent back
  • Air raids – Berlin, Dresden and Colgne – Really heavy
  • Thousands homeless and killed
  • 1845 – Dresden Bombings
  • July 1944 – Being pushed back
  • Goebbels Reich Trustee – Total War
  • All apart from cinemas were closed
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Volksstrum (Home Guard) was set up. Not called to fight. Sent through streets keep up morale.

May 1945 Hitler, Goebbels commit suicide

Women were confused what their role was

  • Make babies
  • Work
  • Less men to make babies
  • Final Solution

    • Jews sent to concentration camps
    • 6,000,000 killed
    • They were worked to death until death
    • Made to be seen as subhuman
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Swing Youth

Middle class listened to swing music and jazz, English clothes, Makeup, Jews allowed

Edelweiss Pirates

Working class, Go on hikes, camp, sing, and beat up Nazi officals

The White Rose Group

Munich students, Giving out leaflets

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