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How far did the Nazis control everydaylife in Germany after 1933?

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How far did the Nazis control everyday life in Germany after 1933? In 1933, Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany, after a long period of re-launching and rebuilding the national German workers party, also known as the Nazis. The minute he came to power he started to make drastic changes. He quickly persuaded the Reichstag to give him the power to make laws without their permission, and soon, he had control of the whole country. If you want to brainwash a whole country of people, the best place to start is the youth of the nation. They are more naive, and do not have as strong an opinion as some adults may have, and if a person of authority tells them something they tend to accept it. What's more, in a few years, they will be the adults, and will teach their children what they were taught as children. Hitler realised this from the beginning, and started two youth groups, one for the girls and one for the boys. The male group was simply called, "Hitler Youth", whilst the female group was called "The League Of German Maidens", or "The Girl's league". Hitler Youth was similar to boy scouts, in some ways. They did lots of sport, outdoor adventures, and went camping. However, there were some clear differences. The main focus on the Hitler youth was military training. ...read more.

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The Nazi government could control everything that people saw or heard. Vast, dramatic rallies at Nuremberg used music, marching, colour and bright light to persuade people that it was important, and exiting to be a Nazi. The posters showed Hitler as a wonderful man, a father figure to the nation, and he always was n his smart military uniform, which appealed to many young men. The Nazis had quite a large amount of control over the German citizens. There was a system of officials designed to keep control of the German people. ADOLF HTLER, LEADER OF PARTY GIVES ORDERS TO 42 GAULEITERS (DISTRICT LEADERS) GIVES ORDERS TO 760 KREISLEITERS (AREA LEADERS) GIVES ORDERS TO 21,354 ORTSGRUPPEFUEHRER (LOCAL GROUP LEADERS) 70,000 ZELLENLEITERS (BLOCK LEADERS) There was also a police system. The Nazis needed a large police system to control the German citizens from trying to overthrow Hitler. The Gestapo were Hitler's secret police; they were there to kill anyone who offended Hitler, or anyone who was on the 'Enemies of State' list. People likely to end up on this list were; members of other political parties, anyone who had turned down a job, Jews, bibelforscher- religious sects, homosexuals and professional criminals. The largest percentage was the Jews, and the smallest percentage was the professional criminals! If you were on the enemies of state list, you would have Gestapo police knocking on your door around 2am in the morning, they would take you into custody and then force you to sign form D11, the form for protective custody. ...read more.

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Other, fitter Jews were sent to work camps first. But they all died eventually. Over 6 million Jews died because of one man's hatred. Some survived, a few managed to hide throughout the holocaust and WWII, but not many. I think Hitler thought he had control over everyone and everything, but only because he did not look at the whole picture. He controlled most of the youth, but that was easy, and even some of them rebelled. He controlled the workers, but not to the extent I think he would have liked. He made sure they didn't strike or rebel against him, but there were still jokes and murmurs going round about Hitler. He controlled entirely what propaganda was let out into the public eye, and the police were under his thumb. He did control women for a little while, but when the war started, there was nothing he could do about them going back into their old jobs. The Jews were under his control, there were very few that rebelled, and those that did were just killed instantly. But they were the only group who he had complete control of, and he was picking on them because they were powerless. Put Hitler in a room with all the German Jews and they could overpower him in an instant. I think Hitler had a bit of control over Germany, but only because people were scared of him, not because they respected him like they did when he first came to power. Jennie Bain 9cx How far did the Nazis control everyday life in Germany after 1933? ...read more.

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