Hitler: The Rise Of The Nazi Party

Decent Essays

Even though Germany was left in a period of struggle and economic weakness after WW1, Adolf Hitler would take a stand by creating a party that would help refine the structure of the economy. This party, when abbreviated, was called Nazi, would also create harsh laws and unrelentless punishment. Due to the Nazi party’s quick growth, there was an immediate impact on lifestyle and politics for the people of Germany. The long term impact brought forth by the consequences or legacy of the Nazi party included a population decrease and an increase in deaths. To make both of these impacts, Hitler had to overcome many hard challenges. On April 20, 1889, Adolf Hitler entered the world, the fourth of six children. Growing up, his father …show more content…

Each difficult time led to him believing that he was standing up for the right thing. While Germany was left in a terrible depression from World War 1, their trade had been severely limited. Germany could not import or export goods. All their resources had been given to the War effort. This left Germany in a terrible way, dropping themselves from the rank of the second greatest economy. Germany began printing money at a large rate, leading to hyperinflation. Money, in turn, was worth little to nothing. Unemployment also reached record high levels. Approximately 6 million people were left unemployed. Hitler began to think like many of the racist organizations at the time, believing that the Jews were the sole reason for World War 1 and Germany’s economic …show more content…

He placed curfews, making the Jews wear the sign of David on their clothing, forcing them out of schools and other public places. Not only did Nazism effect the Jewish people, it took away from Germany anything that was produced or published from other societies. On May 10, 1933, a group of university students who had been meeting with their professors to decide which books they wanted to get rid of, took these books, formed a pile, and burned them. They wanted to eliminate foreign influence into their culture, thus keeping Germany “pure”. This prompted others to do the same. There were more than 25,000 “Un-German books burned. Joseph Goebbels, the Propaganda Minister stated “and the future German man will not just be a man of books, but also a man of character. And it is to this end, we want to educate you.” The book burnings of 1933 caused censorship and Nazi propaganda. Not only did the books authored by anyone other than German authors become unaccepted, music composed by others not of German descent were considered unfit to listen to as well. Jazz music, which was popular at this time was considered to be “black music” with origins coming from the southern United States. The nazis considered black citizens to be degenerate, so their music was not permitted. If the German citizens were caught listening to music deemed Anti-Nazi and subversive,

Get Access