History - The Effects Of Germany's Depression

A mnemonic to help remember the effects of the depression in Germany.

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  • Created on: 21-04-11 11:22

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Starvation

  • Food prices went up to protect farmers but the poor couldn't afford to eat
  • Hanover queues to get soup and bread - like US Breadlines

Lost Homes

  • Homeless camps were set up - German equivilant of Hoovervilles

Unemployment

  • 1926 - 2 million unemployed
  • 1930 - 3 million unemployed
  • 1932 - 6 million unemployed
  • 1930-32 unemployment doubled
  • Overall 23 million people affected by unemployment
  • 60% students couldn't get a job
  • 40% factory workers were unemployed
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Millions in Debt

  • Farmers fell into debt as prices fell

Poverty

  • 15% of Germans got no relief from the Government
  • Unemployed people lived in poverty
  • One third of the population (17 million) was supported by Dole Money

Growth in Extremist Parties

  • The Nazis and the Communists appeared during the depression
  • As unemployment rose, so did the number of seats the extremist parties got
  • Nazi - 3% to 39%
  • Hitler - "I'll provide you with work and bread, if you vote for me!"
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