The Radicalisation of the State

How can the Nazi regime's racial policy be split into three sections?
Legal revolution, Creating new Germany, Radicalising the State
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What did the legal revolution involve?
Controlling SA, increased dep. on political allies
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What did Phase 2 involve?
Changing public opinion
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What did Phase 3 involve?
Taking control of army, allowing persecution of enemies
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Define social Darwinism
Idea of racial hierarchy, adapted from Darwin's natural selection. Justified Aryan (+ European) superiority over Slavs
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How did the Nazi idea of Volksgemeinschaft play into their racial policies?
It excluded those who weren't seen as "pure Germans" e.g homosexuals, jews
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How did the Nazi idea of Lebensraum play into their racial policies?
Focused on conquering Eastern lands + inferior Slavic people
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Why were the mentally ill/physically disabled seen as a threat in Nazi Germany?
Decreased birth rates/war deaths --> fear for peoples' long term future. Seen as threatening Aryan race.
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Nazis purge homosexual organisations and literature
1933
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Sterilisation Law brought into effect
July '33
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Nazis' mass roundup of tramps and beggars starts
Sept. '33
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Reich Office for the Combatting of Homosexuality and Abortion set up
'36
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Reich Central Office for the Fight Against the Gypsy Nuisance set up
'36
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Himmler issues Decree for the Struggle Against the Gypsy Plague
Dec. '38
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Euthanasia first authorised?
Oct '39
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Pastor Braune's memorandum published
Jul '40
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Galen's sermon against euthanasia
3 Aug '41
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T4 programme stopped
24 Aug '41
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How many people were sterilised during the Nazi regime?
400,000
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What did the Nazi euthanasia programme eventually become?
T4 Programme
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How did the T4 programme work?
Assessors handed paperwork about patients - paid for how many they could process
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How were these people split by the Nazis?
Orderly/disorderly - willing to work/habitual criminals
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What happened to the orderly homeless?
Made to work for accomodation
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What happened to the disorderly homeless?
Sent to concentration camps
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What was set up to reeducate asocials in 1936?
Hashude, an "asocial colony" in North Ger.
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How many men were arrested on homosexuality charges between 1936-38?
22,000
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Why were religious sects targeted by the Nazis?
Intl links
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What happened to most sects in Germany by 1933?
Banned, but these bans were lifted when shown as willing to comply with regime
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How did the Jehovah's Witnesses oppose the regime?
Refused oath to Hitler, saw persecution as test of faith
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How many Jehovah's Witnesses had been imprisoned by the Nazis?
10,000
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What happened to gypsies during the war?
Deported to Poland
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What did the legal revolution involve?

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Controlling SA, increased dep. on political allies

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What did Phase 2 involve?

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What did Phase 3 involve?

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Define social Darwinism

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