Nazi control of society
The Nazis took control of key parts of everyday life.
Teachers had to belong to the German Teachers League and follow a Nazi curriculum.
- School textbooks were rewritten to support Nazi ideas and history.
- Children were taught that the Aryan race were superior to others.
- Outside school, parents were encouraged to allow their children to join youth groups organised by the Nazis (Hitler Youth, German Girls League), where they were indoctrinated with Nazi ideas beliefs.
In 1933, the Catholic Church in Germany signed a concordat (agreement) with Hitler. Both sides agreed not to interfere with each other's policies or actions.
The Nazis closed down a number of church organisations and set up their own 'church' called the Reich Church…