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How did the Nazis Change the Way of Life of the German People, 1933-9 ?

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How did the Nazis Change the Way of Life of the German People, 1933-9 ? Young People Even before the Nazis came to power the Nazis called themselves the 'Party of Youth'. The Nazi Party's notion towards the youths in Germany was that of them being the only future for Germany's Aryan Race. The Youths were trained, separately from the other sex, in ways that would both benefit the foresighted them and the prospective Germany. The youngsters were forced to join The Hitler Youth, which for the boys included the HJ and DJ, and for the girls included the BDM and JM. The Scouts in Germany were also banned in 1936, as were many other Youth Groups, and the Hitler Youth Membership was made compulsory to children between 10 and 18 years of age. Many of the activities done by boys and girls in the Hitler Youth included firing many types of arms...with real ammunition. ...read more.

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To increase the amount of people applying this idea to their lives the Nazis introduced a 1000 RM loan to a wife if she had no job outside the housewife job. Also if a wife had a child then she would receive a small cash gift from the Nazi Party which basically meant that part of the loan did not have to be repaid. Other ordinances were enacted such as the Mothers Cross and for people with large families, Rent, water and electricity rebates were set up. Still not many rights for women, but they were having it easy, in comparison to the men. Businessmen German Businessmen were generally pleased with the Nazi Party Policies. The reasons that they were so pleased included the removal of the communists by the Nazis, which stopped a Communist Revolution, the removal of Trade Unions, which stopped the incessant harassing for fewer hours and higher wages. Also they were able to make more money from the Nazi rearmament policy, the public works schemes and the purchasing of shares at low prices. ...read more.

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The orthodox churches were obviously dealt with via destruction by the Nazis, as most Germans believed that the Orthodox churches were highly favourable towards communism. Unfortunately the Nazi Treaty with the Catholic Church was troubled with breakings of the treaty by the Nazis, for example the lack of Religious Teaching in Schools. The German Protestant Unification was also fraught with Protestant Revolts, one of which included the German Confessional Church being set up - but then made illegal by the Nazi Party. It was a 'tough break' for the Priests. Farmers The farmers were at first unsure of the Nazis because it was obvious that Communism would benefit them greatly. Though they quickly started to appreciate the Nazi Party, because of the Nazi Policy of self-sufficiency in food production, though much of the German food was being imported. Also the Nazis made farms hereditary, therefore Farms could not be sold because of debt problems. Food prices were fixed consequently the German farmers could always make a profit of some kind. Life was most excellent for farmers. ...read more.

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