This IA will address how the Hitler Youth program effected the Nazification of Germany leading up to World War II. Hitler started the Nazi movement in 1919 and led the Nazis for some time before the whole party took control of Germany (Featherman, 1932). The Nazis officially came to power in 1933, and The Hitler Youth was made official that same year (Baldur von Schirach, 67, Dies; Head of Hitler Youth 1933–40, 1974). Hitler chose Baldur von Schirach as the head of the youth program (“The New York Times Archives”, 1974, p. 36). Schirach’s job as the head of the Hitler Youth was to lead an organization that specializes in training the aryan German youth to embody the perfect Nazi. Once the Nazi’s were in control of Germany the Hitler Youth continued to and grow and grow, and eventually became mandatory for all the adolescent aryan youth in Germany (Central Intelligence Agency, p. 14). The Hitler Youth was the main reason that race in Germany became the society and the state (Waite, p. 340), and the German military was so abundant because of the Hitler Youths ability to train kids and put them into war quickly (Central Intelligence Agency, p. 14).
Many religious conflicts are built from prejudice. However, only few will have a lasting effect on the world’s history. In Germany in the year 1933, a man named Adolf Hitler rose to power. His mission would be to “exterminate” all minorities, but most importantly, the Jews. "Holocaust" is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire". But as we now know in history, the Holocaust was the genocide of six million Jews by Hitler and the Nazi regime. Over the time of Hitler's reign, the Jewish population would be stripped of their rights, dignity, and most preciously their lives.
Hitler and the Nazis had wanted everything to be in a certain order and everyone to be the same. Believing in the same things instead of everyone having their own vision of life. Even if he didn’t meet to those standards himself claiming there are these people considered as the all and mighty ones. They banished the gypsies from Germany in late
World War Two was filled with many different leaders, who all carried different leadership tactics that supported the efforts of the war in various ways. Two leaders that had a huge impact on the outcome of the war were Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. These two leaders were most commonly known for their negative impact on society; however, I am choosing to compare the good that these two leaders did for their country during their time in leadership.
From 1933, the Nazis Party have aimed to create the policy of Volksgemeinschaft, this is a component focused on the heart of the people’s community based on traditional values of the German people. The German society underwent radical changes under the Nazi regime as Hitler introduced various policies that have had a substantial effect on 6 prominent groups: German women, youth, schools and universities and churches, working class and the Jews. The implementation of Hitler’s new policies in the period 1933-1939 can be assessed to have significantly effected and transformed Germany society socially and culturally.
To assess the popularity of the Nazis one must first establish the meaning of popularity and in what ways it can be assessed. Popularity in this instance is support and conformity to the Nazi regime. This essay will span from Hitler and the party’s early days in the Burgerbraukeller in Munich up to the death of the regime in 1945. The evidence used will span from Hitler’s own words in ‘Mein Kampf’ to the masses of propaganda left behind upon the regimes collapse. The biggest historiographical debate in my opinion on this subject is ‘resistenz’ argued by Martin Broszat and ‘Loyal reluctance’ argued mainly by Robert Gellately and Ian Kershaw. During this essay both sides will be evaluated with the idea of popularity at the forefront and how each argument adds or detracts from my argument that the Nazis were mainly a popular regime.
From 1933 to 1945, Germanyś government was led by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. During this time, they carried out a method to onslaught all European Jews. Because the Germans placed themselves as the superior people, they decided that Jews would be punished only because of their religion/race. In Hitlerś eyes, the only way for survival was to be a part of the ¨master race¨. The ¨master race¨ was to always stay ¨pure¨ in hope that one day, they would take over the world.
One thing which remained the same for almost all Germans was the guilt complex of possibly stopping the horrific atrocities committed by the Reich if enough of them had stood up. Already, “Germany’s economy was in a mess when Hitler was elected Chancellor in January 1933” (Trueman). In other words, Hitler had fed off of Germany’s economy which was already collapsing at the seams. Yet the fact remained that they had all been blinded by the scapegoats they were given to what was really happening. Hitler concealed the truth of his tyranny and informed Germany that “the Jews were the reason for the inner poisoning of Germany and that they had stolen the victory from Germany” (Hall). However, the event was also beneficial as “Germany has largely lost its connection to the generation of perpetrators” and anti semitism was condemned where less than twenty years ago it had been predominant among most of Europe (Beste). The Germans had lost two wars now in which they had been led by a single, dictatorial authority figure. This, ultimately, alienated them from authoritarian governments and began to lead them into democracy's
In January 1933, the Nazi's came into power in Germany. They believed that Germans were the superior race, and that the Jews were inferior as well as a threat to the German racial community. It was not only the Jews that were deemed "racial inferior":Gypsies, the disabled, and some Slavic peoples. Other groups were targeted based on their political, ideological and behavioral grounds. For example, Communists, Socialists, Jehovah's Witnesses, and homosexuals.
To begin, the Nazi Party believed the Jews were engaged in a conspiracy for world domination. In addition, the Nazi Party believed that it was the Jews who controlled society and made the Germans suffer. According to annefrankguide.net, ”According to NSDAP (Nazi Party), Germany had lost the first war because of the Jews.” (“The Jews as Scapegoats” 1). Furthermore, Hitler and his followers believed that things would get much better for Germany if only the Jews were kicked out of the country. There were 500,000 Jews living in Germany in 1933 (less than 1%). That meant that it was hard to find or identify a Jew. In conclusion, the Nazi Party believed that the Jews caused all the problems in
The primary source “German Economic Goals and the Jewish question (August 1936)” by Adolf Hitler describes antisemitism was central to Hitler’s political vision and strategy. The Reichstag passed laws such as making the Jewish people liable for all damage inflicted by individual specimens of this community of criminals upon the German economy, and thus upon the German people. Hitler figured if he destroyed the Jewish people that the world he envisioned would be born. Therefore, he staged the holocaust to eliminate the Jews from German culture. The factors that contributed towards the Nazi hatred of the Jews includes the ideas of ‘Positive Christianity’ supported by Nazi Movement. Additionally, racial and political factors were significant in their relations to anti-Semitism during World War I, which singled out the Jews as a threat to the established order of society in German. These factors made the Jews a target for persecution and ultimate destruction by the Nazis.
The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that Jews, were “inferior” and were a “threat” to the German Racial community: this was the idea behind the Holocaust, meaning “sacrifice by fire”. The Jewish population of Europe stood at over nine million in 1933, most of these Jews lived in countries that the Nazis would soon occupy. By 1945, the Germans and collaborators killed two out of every three European Jews as part of the “Final Solution”.
‘To what extent did support for the Nazi party change between the years of 1923-33?’
Many people have heard of the Nazi Party ruling from 1920-1945, but how did this monstrous organization affect Germany? Some facts were they practiced fascism and was a political party. In 1920, they were not that popular, having around 60 people. Later, in 1945, it progressed to about 8.5 million people! The leader of the Nazi Party was the dictator, Adolf Hitler. The Nazi had lots of influence on Germany by Hitler’s dictatorship, the different kind of invasions, and talking about racism.
Adolf Hitler to some people, is considered one of the most infamous political rulers ever. Hitler was a German politician, and leader of the Nazi Party from 1933 to 1945 (Gale). While trying to seize control of Germany, Hitler was able to recruit new members from the German Workers' Party and change the name, so that it would be well known in cities such as Munich. Finally in 1920 the name of the group was changed to the more eye-catching name, the National Socialist German Workers' Party more easily referred to as the Nazi party (Baughman). By 1923, Hitler had become the main point of a leadership, and before it seized power in Germany, the Nazi Party functioned as an ironclad dictatorship (Baughman). An Ironclad dictatorship is when the power of the government comes from a single dictator. Hitler placed a government in order that were based off anti-Semitism racism. Anti-Semitism is the hatred and discrimination of a specific group of people. In particular the Jewish people (Gale). Hitler also based his new Nazi government off of his writings of Mein Kampf, and he followed the pursuit of Lebensraum, “living space”, for German people to have increased living space (Rice Jr. 105). Adolf Hitler's reign persecuted Slavic, Polish, and Jewish people