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How far does the evidence of the sources provided suggest that Hitler succeeded in creating a Volksgemeinschaft? "Good Times, Bad Times" By Ulrich Herbert, 1985, gives

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Jamie Dwight Trinity School Centre No: 51225 AS History Coursework Assignment Part A: How far does the evidence of the sources provided suggest that Hitler succeeded in creating a Volksgemeinschaft? "Good Times, Bad Times" By Ulrich Herbert, 1985, gives us the view that a successful Volksgemienschaft was produced. During the period of 1933 and 1939 Hitler managed the "reduction of unemployment, an economic boom, tranquility and order". During this time people were also "guaranteed pay packets, order and KdF" All of which were part of a success in creating a "people's society". The lines "National Socialism' makes them think merely of work" also suggest that Hitler did succeeded in creating a Volksgemienschaft as part of Hitler's "people's community" was that people should work in order to gain social benefits. ...read more.


Hitler made this statement to make it seem that the women had a place in the society as a proud housewife and mother. This article shows that a Volksgemienschaft was created as the women was part of the "people's community" as a housewife and mother. The unreliability of this source is that we know in theory this was the idea, but we have no proof that this view was put into practice, and that women were see as such a important figure of the "people's community". Hitler not only made his ideology of everybody being a member of the Volk, appeal to women but also the younger generation. This is see when A.Klonne remembers his time spent in the Hitler Youth. He was "full of enthusiasm...comradeship, loyalty and honour", and especially enjoyed the trips and sports. ...read more.


The main reason why Hitler did not succeed in creating a Volksgemeinschaft, was because of his Anti-Semitic views, this is backup by a German women's memories of Melita Maschmann. She remembers how "Jews were being driven from their professions and homes and imprisoned in ghettos". This shows that Hitler purposely took the Jews rights away, and believed that there should not be part of the "people's community". The source also suggests that Hitler forced his anti-Semitic views on people. This source fully shows that Hitler could not succeed in creating a Volksgemeinschaft, as the Volksgemeinschaft was aimed at making everybody in society equal, but this source clearly shows that Hitler targeted the Jews and many other minority groups as inferior race. However Hitler did managed to create his "people's community" one which he believed should be made up of pure Germans ...read more.

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