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Transfer-Encoding: chunked ´╗┐During the period of Nazi rule, opposition to the regime from within Germany grew. 1. Briefly describe how the Nazis used the mass media to win the support of the German people. [5 marks] The Nazi?s used newspapers to influence the German people as the newspapers advertised the Nazi ideas and messages and showed them in a positive light. Radios were also used so people in different areas of Germany could hear speeches presented by Nazi members even if they were not in the same place. Also, the radio did not allow broadcasts from other countries which limited the amount of knowledge Germans had about other countries and ensuring the German people?s views were like those of the Nazi?s. ...read more.


Young people were becoming fed up being told what to do and having so many restriction on daily activities that they opposed through music and dancing. The Swing Youth group were annoyed that swing music was banned and they did not approve of the Nazi ideas of the Aryan race so they met up and listened to music whilst including Jews and inferiors. The Edelweiss Pirates were another group of young people who were annoyed with the regulations and they disliked Nazi concentration camps, therefore they gathered escapees and targeted leaders and commanders of the Hitler Youth as well as the concentration camp guards. 1. How successful was the Nazi regime in dealing with opposition to its rule? Explain your answer. ...read more.


However, the gestapo did not do much. When opposition had been found the gestapo, members did not do much about it and they did not take action. But people were still afraid of them and thought they would strike and therefore stayed obedient. The Nazi?s also reduced opposition by banning all other parties. This impacted opposition in two ways, firstly many people did not know about the underground opposition groups and meetings and therefore they were unable to join. Secondly, this divided opposition and therefore groups were not strong enough to take much action so the private grumbling remained silent and never turned into open opposition. The Nazi?s were successful in dealing with opposition because they reduced the number of people who knew about underground resistance and they created fear within the German people in order to stop them from opposing the Nazi regime. ...read more.

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