The Benefit of the Nazi Economics Policies for the German Working Classes

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The Benefit of the Nazi Economics Policies for the German Working Classes The Nazis brought in many economic policies but how much did they benefit the working class. Source 1 shows that the workers benefited as unemployment dropped by over half in two years. Source 3 supports this by saying 34 million became employed. Source 4 also supports this as the woman tells the men they have a job, a holiday and a shelter. Yet in source 1 we cannot be sure that the policies alone caused the unemployment figures to drop, they may have reached a peak and begun dropping no matter what happened. In contrast to this source 4 show workers didn't benefit as they're complaining about how they have…show more content…
I believe that the working class did benefit from the Nazi economic police but only by a small degree. Although they got more jobs and holidays they had to work more, for less pay and less food. Part B- to what extent did the Nazi Party successfully implement a programme of Volksgemeinschaft in Germany between 1933 and 1939? (50 Marks) When Hitler came to power many problems faced him including high unemployment. Hitler wanted to could create a racially pure national community, with peasants as the backbone of society. He wanted to create a Volksgemeinschaft or people's community, where there were no class distinctions; everyone had the same interests and acted together. To successfully implement it changes were needed. Under the Weimar Republic small business had suffered so were pleased when Hitler got into power as it meant an end to communism. Any money they had was worthless. Many of the middles class or Mittelstand, which was made up of mainly small businesses, traders and shopkeepers supported the Nazis. Hitler tried to fulfil his promises when he came to power however he couldn't do everything. Hitler prevented any new department stores being built thus protecting small traders or shopkeepers. Businesses were licensed so as to control middle class commerce. Many consumer cooperatives were
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