Body: The Nazi Volksgemeinschaft (people’s community) the base concept of Nazi society. Hitler claimed that Nazism was more than a political ideology; its aim was to deeply change German society. Nazism rejected socialism, liberalism and Christianity replacing it by the Volksgemeinschaft. The main goal of Volksgemeinschaft was to replace old German society characterized by the division of class, religion and politics and to create a society in which would bring people to work together. This was based on three key ideas: one pure race which was central in Nazi ideology, Nationalism: Hitler’s goal was to create a strong Empire (Reich), centered on the pure German race (Aryan) a territorial extensions conquering Poland, Ukraine and Russia.
Hitler could not achieve the solid control over the masses which he had, if he did not have the help of the so called powerful propaganda machine. Propaganda had been vital in winning the Nazis support that helped them come into power. As Goebbels stated in 1934 “Propaganda was [their] sharpest weapon in conquering the state, and remains [their] sharpest weapon in maintaining and building up the state”. The reason why Nazis relied on propaganda was first to keep the population contented and second win support for particular policies. Another rather ambitious aim of theirs was to indoctrinate the people with their Weltanschauung or in other words they were aiming to turn the population into committed members of their Volksgemeinschaft (a community whose members would be Aryan, genetically healthy, socially useful and politically committed to the regime).
The Nazis felt like this political group was trying to undermine their “people’s community”. Hitler made it very clear that he did not want the communists in his people community when he and the Nazi party realised their 25 point programme of 1920.However the Nazis also portrayed the socialist and any other party of which had taken part in coalition governments during the Weimar republic as they collaborated with communism and Jewish democracy. Hitler wanted to introduce the policy of volksgeminschaft in this case because if he could eliminate the communists and the other parties who were associated as collaborating with them, the Nazis could then get their votes as they had a high amount of supporters, which would mean them having the majority and coming into power. Anybody who the Nazis believed that represented a threat to the racial purity of which Hitler wanted would come under the socialism categories. This included, Jews, gypsies and those who were seen as mentally or physically unfit.
What were the causes of the Sudetenland invasion and what effects did it have? The invasion of Sudetenland was a key event leading up to World War ll. It was caused by various things, primarily Adolf Hitler’s ideologies and the policy of appeasement. The invasion greatly affected both Hitler and the Czechs in Sudetenland. Hitler had strong ideologies about the Aryan race of pure Germans, who he considered the superior race.
During the years 1933-4 Hitler used both legal and violent means of power to consolidate his power, and used the economic collapse of 1931 as an opportunity to start to do so. The rise in unemployment, and the political confusion that followed during the next few years allowed the Nazi propaganda tool to work on the minds of the German people. The Nazi party offered the people of Germany what they wanted. Employment for all, strong leadership, they were anti-communists, traditional values were stressed in their ideas good roles for the youth of germany, they wanted to unite germany once more. Hindenburg did not want hitler in any role in the government.
What impact did Nazism have on the German population? After coming into power in 1933 it became their aim to create a totalitarian state headed by Hitler, under which they could control the everyday lives of the German people. They hoped to achieve this through organisation and to discourage any form of thinking that was not part of the state approved ideology. The Nazis impacted on the German people by controlling key institutions such as the army, the education system, the church and employment. There is strong debate as to whether the Nazis provoked a social revolution in Germany and if they had a lasting impact on the lives of the German people.
Hitler became affiliated with the National Socialist German Workers Party. The party felt capitalism and democracy were failing and worked to secure a strong working middle class. In Mein Kampf, however, Hitler seemed less interested in the socialist aspect of the party. His focus aimed more at German nationalist expansionism and Anti-Semitism: “Hence, if we propound on the question of how the state which we Germans need should be constituted, we must first clearly understand what kind of people it is to contain and what purpose it is to serve” (207). According to Hitler, a blending of cultures changes the goal of the state.
The Nazis said they could solve these problems, and create many jobs in the army and building work. This meant that people began to support Hitler as he promised to solve their problems. The Weimar government was struggling to deal with the crisis, and did not want to cause another problem like hyperinflation. The people of Germany had no faith in The Weimar government and knew they had to turn to another party to solve the situation, Hitler promised to solve it so everyone began to support him. All of these pieces of evidence show that The Wall Street Crash was a main factor in The Nazis rising to power.
Essay: The Educational System in Nazi Germany and at UNIS “To what extent is education at UNIS different from education in Nazi Germany?” Education is the process of molding the future generations of a country. A country isn't defined just by the territory; it is also defined by the people that occupy and governs it. In Nazi Germany, Hitler tried to redefine the future generation, so that when they grow up, it would be in his ideal image. This was to create a systematic, long-term weapon used in the war for racism. On the other hand, in UNIS, there is a quite distinct difference: although the subjects that are taught are similar to what was taught in Nazi Germany in principle, what is actually being taught is quite different.
German land west and as far as 30 miles east of the Rhine was established as a demilitarized zone.’(Duiker & Spielvogel, 2010) The Germany government needed to accept the harsh treaty with no choice. The reparations made Germany’s economy in a worse state and Germans got a hard life at that time. Therefore, the thought of revenge were established and it leaded to the rise of Adolf Hitler, which was the essential person in WWII. The rise up of Adolf Hitler and Mussolini also take an important role for the outbreak of WWII. The rising of Hitler and Mussolini represented that the