Nazi terror state

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When was the night of the long knives?
June 1934
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Briefly describe the SS
SS stands for protection squad, The leader was Heinrich Himmler, They had strict physical standards, The SS were ruthless and fiercely loyal to Hitler, The SS had the power to arrest people without trial, search houses and confiscate property.
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What were the first concentration camps?
temporary prisons set up by the SA and the SS in disused factories or warehouses. They were not death camps until later years
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What were concentration camps like by 1939?
prisoners were used as slave labour, extracting raw material and making weapons. They also became the scene of mass genocide.
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Who were the Gestpao?
State secret police.
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What did the Gestapo do?
tapped telephones, intercepted mail, and spied on people. They had a network of informers throughout Germany.
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How did law courts change under the Nazis?
Increased the number of crimes punishable by the death penalty from 3 in 1933 to 46 in 1943.
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What was a block warden?
local leaders who visited homes. They had to write reports on individuals and report anyone anti-Nazi.
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Who died on the night of the long knives?
Rohm, SA leaders
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What was the 'Volk'?
'people's community' individual liberties would be less valued than loyalty to the German people, to Hitler and teh Germany.
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Did anyone dare stand up to Nazi terror?
lots of examples available- Swing youth, Martin Niemoller, Cardinal Galen, 1944 bomb plot, Hans and Sophie Scholl
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