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

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Shafaq Yaqoob ?German people benefited from the Nazi rule.? Do you agree? To what extent did German people benefit from the Nazi rule 1933-1939? When in power, the Nazis were determined to create a Volksgeminschaft in Germany, in which everyone would benefit from Nazi rule, but in reality that was not the case. Even the Nazi propaganda led people believe that the country was benefiting enormously from the Nazi rule. When the Nazis came in power, they did step up a number of polices that would seem attractive to people and to some extent the German public did benefit from their rule. Furthermore, many of the social groups lost many of their right, while others like Jews and Communist were not considered a part of the Volksgeminschaft and were aggressively discriminated against. Perhaps we can say that the group the benefited the most were the industrialists and the army. The industrialists and the army were the groups that benefited from the Nazi policies. When the Nazis came in power, all trade unions were disbanded during the Gleichschaltung; this meant that the big business owners did not have worry about workers going on strike. The massive rearmament plane that was introduced to prepare for war allowed different industries in Germany to flourish as there was massive production of munitions, chemicals and uniforms. Companies like I G Farben and the chemical giant made enormous profits from making explosives and artificial oil form coals. ...read more.


Another organisation was the German Labour Front; this organisation was an alternative for trade union used by the Nazis. This organisation helped solve disputes among employers and employee. Due to this organisation the bosses could not sack employees on the spot. Under the German Labour Front, there were many other schemes that were set up which sought out to improve working conditions. One of these schemes under German Labour Front was Beauty of Labour which improved working conditions and provided worker with hot meal that were cheap. There was another scheme ran by the Nazis which encouraged people to buy the Volkswagen Beetle, designed by Ferdinand Porsche. This scheme would allow the German workers to save five marks a week. As a result of these organisations and policies being set up, the German worker did benefit from them, however there was also greater resentment caused by the German Labour Front. The workers had lost trade unions and the membership of the German Labour Front was compulsory which meant that the workers could not go on strikes for higher wages and less working hours. Under the Nazi rule, the working hours were increased and the wages were still low. Even though the working hours were increased, the wages that they received did not reflect that only those who worked in the armament industry had their wages risen .The people who were given jobs the German Labour Service were not entirely happy as their wages were comparatively low. ...read more.


The Jews, on the other hand, were treated a lot more badly than the communists. The Nazis introduced many policies against the Jews, like the Jewish boycott in April 1933, which affected financially. Then the Nuremburg Laws were introduce after which the Jews became subjects rather than citizen as they were no longer considered German citizens and could not keep any kind of relationship with the German citizens. Eventually, the Jews were sent off to extermination camps where they were killed on a mass scale in the Holocaust. In conclusion, we see that the big businessmen and army benefited the most from the Nazi rule as all the schemes that were introduced were in their favour. The German workers and farmers on the other had did benefit to a certain degree. Unemployment was eradicated for the workers and working condition were made better, however they paid a price by losing their trade unions as now they could not go on strikes and the German Labour Front controlled them and sometimes stopped them from moving onto better jobs. The farmers had their dents written off and were guaranteed market and prices for their products. However due to certain policies the farmers had a shortage of labour. In the end, the Communists and the Jews certainly did not benefit as they were aggressively discriminated against. The Communists were arrested and thrown in concentration camps, while the Nazis started the mass killing of the Jews. ...read more.

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