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Assignment Two: Objectives 2 and 3 1.Study Source B. What can you learn from this source about how the Nazis set about dealing with unemployment in Germany? In Source B Hitler is beginning work on the first autobahn. One of the ways the Nazis set about dealing with unemployment was to employ men to build roads, houses, schools, hospitals and barracks. The most important of these being the roads, they were needed to transport weapons and to get troops from place to place for the war Hitler was preparing (second world war). Hitler was rearming Germany; this helped to reduce unemployment because men enrolled for the army, navy or air force. Another way the Nazis dealt with unemployment was re-introducing conscription; this increased the army to 1.4 million. This exceeded the amount of soldiers allowed in the army; they were only allowed 100,000 soldiers because of the treaty of Versailles. 2.Study source C. Use this source and your own knowledge to explain how German re-armament helped to solve the country's unemployment problem. Hitler wanted to rearm Germany for the war he was preparing. Re-armament meant jobs; men could join the army, navy or air force. These men needed to be trained, they needed weapons and uniforms. People were employed to supply these. ...read more.


This is why source F is useful. Life in Germany in the 1930s wasn't very good because it was a one party state and opposition wasn't allowed. If someone disagreed with the Nazis they'd be taken away to a concentration camp and probably be killed. Source F proves that the Nazis unemployment statistics were manipulated. Jews and women had been taken out of jobs to be replaced by non-Jew, German men and then they weren't counted as unemployed. The Nazis weren't being honest with the German people. In source E a man speaks his mind. The Nazis took men out of their own trades and made them work long hours with low pay. The men couldn't openly complain about this, they had to be grateful for what the Nazis had done for them. 5. Study source A and read sources D, E and F. In what ways do sources D, E and F help to explain the information in the graph, source A? I know from source F that the Nazis manipulated figures so that it would make them look good. Source A shows how unemployment decreased between 1932 and 1938, which was when the Nazis were very strong. Source A shows how well the Nazis got rid of unemployment but there were certain groups of people who weren't included in these statistics. ...read more.


He promised to bring the pride back into Germany. He wrote powerful speeches, which he began quietly and gradually became louder. He usually arrived late; this had more of an impact. So Yes, I think that economic success was the main reason for the popularity of the Nazis in Germany. Most Germans supported Hitler because he was the first person to take an interest in them and they believed that he'd restore Germany's pride. The Nazis brought down unemployment. Many people had jobs and they had their pride back. That's why they liked the Nazis. The Nazis used propaganda to spread ideas about Hitler. There were posters of Hitler all over the country, showing how powerful he was and undermining the Weimar government. One of the posters (Germany 1918-1945,page 52,source 1) is a picture of sorrowful looking German men with 'Our Last Hope: Hitler' written in German. The Nazis were popular because the Germans needed someone to get them back on their feet and that's what the Nazis did. They fulfilled their promise and did give them work, freedom and bread. Germany needed someone to restore their hope and pride and Hitler was the first one to come and offer this. This is why I think that economic success was the main reason for the Nazis popularity. They were only popular for what they did for the country. I don't think Hitler would have been very popular if he hadn't given the people work, freedom and bread. ...read more.

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