the rise of the nazis

the rise of the nazis

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Nazi Policies

  • The Nazis were violently opposed to Communism. The Communists believed all private ownership of land and assets was theft. This led many landowners and businessmen to support the Nazis.
  • Their social policies, such as better pensions and reducing unemployment, appealed to the common man and also many traditional socialists.
  • The Nazis proclaimed that they would abolish the Treaty of Versailles, that they felt unfairly punished Germany. This was a popular policy for many Germans.
  • After losing territories at Versailles, the Nazis wanted Lebensraum (living space) for their surplus population. Bluntly, they wanted more land.
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