The effects of the great depression caused mostly by Wall Street crash and therefore the American investors urgently needed the return of money they had lent to businesses. German companies were dependent on these loans. After this, German industrial output fell and unemployment rose. This caused a disaster for export industries but high unemployment meant that domestic demands for goods fell too. This is shown in these statistics.
Some historians have focused on the holocaust as a product of trends in German History. Explain how this approach has contributed to our understanding of the holocaust. Has this approach any disadvantages and shortcomings? The approach dictates that the holocaust was ultimately the result of the societal changes exclusively within German culture during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century; that the genocide was the ultimate ramification of various historical ‘trends’ i.e. the changes in the mechanisms of ‘volkisch’ anti-semitism and how it developed throughout the preceding decades, with particular scholarly movements including the inception of scientific racism, the volkisch movement in correspondence with new imperialism and militant nationalism.
The substantial increase in population due to immigration that occurs during this time goes on to affect the nation in positive and negative ways. Some of the adverse affects of such a rapid growth in population were overcrowding in cities, lack of jobs, and occasional food shortages. But the hard working spirit and work ethic that the immigrants brought, along with a determined will to succeed, were an overarching positive were crucial to the country becoming what it is today. In the late 1800s, people in many parts of the world decided to leave their homes and emigrate to the United States. Immigrants entered into the United States through several
Even though Hindenburg was in Hitler’s way of gaining the Chancellorship, there were many other factors that lead to Hitler becoming Chancellor in January 1933 and not just because he was leader of the most popular Party in Germany. For example, the Weimar Republic was suffering from the political polarisation between nationalist and communist’s parties and the economic crisis caused by the Great Depression. These two issues put pressure on the governing coalition and it was beginning to break up. Furthermore political intrigue and the self interest of political parties, along with the inherent flaws of the Weimar constitution and the weakness of government by coalition, all played into Hitler’s hands. These factors caused the loss of public support for the grand coalition of the Weimar Republic and the German people subsequently looked for a new style of leadership.
What Evans means by this is that the desperation of the people led them to polarising their votes and seeing radical leaders like Hitler as a solution to the mess that Germany had become. Hitler took advantage of this, and from there was able to play a huge role in the collapse of the Weimar Republic. The economic strain that Germany was placed under was also a major impact of the Depression on the collapse of the Republic. Firstly, the Depression had the obvious impact of the debt rising and the banking crises however, there were a number other impacts. Germany relied heavily on international trade for resources; almost one third of their resources came from overseas.
Outline three key features of the historical context of the studied personality, making some links to the life of the personality The rise of the Nazi Party and the personal charisma of Adolf Hitler was a key feature of the historical context of Albert Speer. Hitler had a certain appeal of German people, including his ability to transcend social divisions existing inside Germany. After the Treaty of Versailles was signed, in 1923 Germany’s middle class lost faith in the Republic and as Germany descended into depression, Hitler led Germany to believe he could save them. The unemployed, workers and businessmen believed Hitler would end the depression and restore economic prosperity, as well as control the unions and keep Communists out of
Germans made numerous contributions to American culture, including inventions, traditions, sports and food. The flooding of German immigrants to America was the result of long-term social, religious, and economic changes. As immigration from Europe increased, citizens who had been born in the United States began to feel resentment at the new arrivals. Those opposed to immigrants became known as nativists. Nativists felt this way because the immigrants coming in were taking jobs away from the nativists because they worked for less.
Working conditions were harsh for the American industrial worker in the 1800s. With the boom of the Second Industrial Revolution and the need to expand business to meet consumer demands, employment opportunities opened at a rapid rate. In order to maximize profits, however, workers were given very few luxuries. Most factories had deplorable working conditions and were unsafe. Many workers lost hearing from loud machinery, lost limbs in hazardous equipment, and even lost their life due to the apathy of factory owners.
The nation’s politics, economics, culture, social structure and imagination were shaped by the Depression. Many immigrants had come to the United States and lived in cities with other immigrants and worked in low paying jobs. A problem the immigrants were facing during the Hoover years was unemployment. As the Depression continued, newcomers were losing their jobs and having a very hard time finding other work. According to research, women and children were easily employed and they also retained more jobs over the men.
After being well employed, making decent money, and reconnecting with their family, these immigrants would move to the parts of the city where clusters of their own people had been settled. This culture isolation prolonged immigration assimilation, but these immigrants did the best they could to adapt to their new home. The Ellis Island immigration depot was a processing center for third-class ship passengers arriving in New York Harbor. Immigrants from Europe went through hardship and risked their lives to begin a better life in the United States. Gaining wealth and an education was an uncertainty, but these foreigners took the chance.