• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Did The German People Benefit From Nazi Rule In The Period 1933-39?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Did The German People Benefit From Nazi Rule In The Period 1933-39? Hitler and the Nazis came to power in January 1933. Their policies turned Germany into a Nazi police state between 1933-39. Many Germans benefited from Nazi rule but at a heavy price. In addition different people were affected in different ways - for some German, for example the Jews, life became intolerable. When Germany came to power in 1933, Germany was still in the economic depression, which had begun in 1929. It was Nazi promises to end the Depression that won them so much support. Hitler was now expected to put these promises into practice. The control of economic policy was the responsibility of Dr. Schacht, who was the Minister of Economy form 1934 to 1937. His "New Plan" for Germany had clear aims: to reduce unemployment, to build up the armaments industry and make Germany self-sufficient. In 1933 five million Germans were still unemployed and it was essential that the Nazis find them jobs. ...read more.

Middle

Hitler wanted Germany to be self-sufficient, so that that the country would be able to produce its own food and raw materials and then there would be no need to depend on other countries. This policy was called autarky. A Four-Year Plan was drawn up in 1936 with the aim of making Germany self-sufficient in four years. More raw materials, such as coal, oil, iron and other metals were produced and synthetic raw materials, such as rubber, fuel and textiles were developed. In order to deal with this increase in the need for raw materials new factories and industrial plants were built. The Four-Year Plan was expensive and needed massive investment in industry. By 1939 it had not succeeded in making Germany fully self-sufficient - over a third of Germany's raw materials were still being imported form other countries. It was clear form the rearmament programmes, the building of autobahns and the attempt to achieve self-sufficiency that the Nazi economic policy aimed to strengthen Germany's military power. ...read more.

Conclusion

and many killed: people could not speaks freely about their feelings about the Nazi party because of the fear of being arrested for criticising; you could not trust anyone: there was constant fear: many people disappeared without a trace; non-Nazis could not have good jobs; and everyone had to be good and obey one hundred per cent in fear of being beaten. The greatest threat was to the Jews; Hitler hated them because he claimed that they were responsible for many of Germany's problems. In conclusion many Germans benefited from Nazi rule. The economic problems of 1929 to 1932, which had affected the nation, ended, and in their place was employment and financial stability. The Nazis also restored Germany's honour and pride, and there was more optimism and self-confidence. However the price was heavy - the German people lived in a police state where the Nazis controlled their whole lives. Although many Germans saw Hitler as 'Father' figure and on balance, it seemed that most were prepared to accept Nazi rule in the 1930s. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Germany 1918-1939 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Germany 1918-1939 essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Most German people benefitted from Nazi rule 1933-39 Do you agree? Explain you answer. ...

    4 star(s)

    Many German people benefitted under Nazi rule in the '30's. The massive economic problem from the Wall Street crash had ended; there was employment and financial stability. There was honour, optimism and self pride but, this didn't necessarily mean that life for everyone in Germany had improved.

  2. The Nazi Police State

    However, the most famous act of censorship was the mass burning of Jewish-written books in 1933; young students burned over 20,000 books in the streets outside Berlin University. It was even illegal to speak out against the Government, Anti-Nazi jokes were punishable and the penalty for making Anti-Hitler jokes was death.

  1. How did the Nazi's rule affect young people in Nazi Germany?

    Hitler's aim in education and youth groups was simple, he wanted to take over children's minds with the Nazi message. The children had no spare time to think what they wanted to think, they were continuously being fed information about the Nazi party.

  2. Between 1933 and 1945 Hitler and the Nazi Part were successful in their creation ...

    These schemes include granting financial incentives, for example marriage loans, the repayment for which decreased in as children were born, improving the maternity service, the introduction of propaganda to raise the status of mothers and housewives, for example the Mother's Cross, and the Women's front.

  1. Assess Impact of NAZI policies on the position and role of women in Germany ...

    However it can be argued that the rise in marriages was due to the economic growth, not Nazi policy. To increase pure German births, financial incentives were offered, e.g. marriage loans and birth grants that decreased proportionately to the births of the woman's children.

  2. Did The Nazis Succeed in Controlling the Hearts and Minds of German Youth?

    Seduced by his powerful rhetoric and public speaking that convinced them he was speaking directly to them personally. They became bound to him until long after defeat. However, after 1936 when membership became compulsory the emphasis was on military training.

  1. German people benefited from the Nazi rule. Do you agree?

    Before the Nazis came in power, there was a period of high unemployment in Germany, however when the Nazis came in power they promised the German working class to eradicate the problem of unemployment. The German workers were really important to Hitler as their hard work would allow Germany to recover and become great again.

  2. How did the Nazis keep control in Germany 1933-39?

    During Goebbels time in power he was supported by the SS and the Gestapo, so had the power to shut down any anti-Nazi ideas. Hitler also controlled the Nazi ideas that were exposed to young people and at schools: At schools during the Nazi period you would have been taught

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work