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How did the Nazis affect the lives of the German people?

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How did the Nazis affect the lives of the German people? The lives of millions of people of people living in Germany dramatically changed during Hitler's reign as chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945. The changes were felt the most by the 600,000 Jews living in Germany. These changes were caused by Hitler's passion to reach his three objectives, which were: - 1. To achieve order on Germany's economy. 2. To reinvent Germany as a powerful nation. 3. To create a "Pure Germany" by ridding Germany of non-pure races, especially the Jews. Nazi social policy on. Women. In the 1920's Germany's women had rights and freedom that other women from other countries only ever dreamt of. Under the ruling of the Nazis, women lost their rights and were forced back into their more traditional role of wife and mother. Source 1.1 shows Hitler's outlook of women and his expectations of women. Religion. ...read more.

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? 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 11 31 42 42 36 3 3 2 5 7 8 22 53 60 64 63 62 53 Food 1927/8 1933/4 1938/9 Bread Potatoes Vegetables Sugar Meat Eggs Fats 79 96 84 100 91 64 44 99 100 90 99 98 80 53 115 100 91 101 97 82 57 When Hitler became chancellor of Germany, the country's economy was in a very bad state. One of his priorities was to achieve order on the economy. Hitler wanted to rearm the German army and source 1.6 shows us Hitler's drive for rearmament with the military expenditure. Sources 1.5 and 1.6 show us that Hitler's aim of rebuilding Germany's "ruined economy" started to work. Hitler would be seen sometimes doing "common" jobs to publicise the Nazi party as a party people could relate to. Hitler saved money by developing Germany as a self-sufficient country. Sources 1.7 and 1.8 show the Nazi's drive towards self-sufficiency in important foods and important commodities. ...read more.

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This shows Hitler wanted to be known everywhere in Germany and wanted to be acknowledged. Hitler cleverly censored all permitted forms of art and entertainment to reflect his point of view; this is shown in source 2.0. The censoring of the art and entertainment in the country meant that the people of Germany were seeing lies and weren't being shown the truth. Police State. Judiciary. Source 2.1explains the role of the judge in Germany by a Nazi legal expert, Professor Karl Eckhardt. They were seen as the ones to punish and the ones to "referee" the arguments in the local community. Source 2.2 shows just how much power the Gestapo and the court had over the people of Germany. The Gestapo. The Gestapo were the secret state police in Germany. Formally organized after the Nazi's seized power in 1933 the Gestapo's job was to round up all the Jews and other "undesirables" living within Germany's newly conquered territories and to either send them to concentration camps or put them to death. Source 2.3 shows us that the Gestapo were given a lot of power because not even the courts could review their investigations. ...read more.

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