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What were the effects of Hitler's rise to power

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What were the effects of Hitler's rise to power? Choose one group of these groups and explain how and why it was affected by Hitler's appointment: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 caused an economic collapse in Germany. Businesses went bankrupt and unemployment consequently rose. In 1933 Hitler's election campaign slogan was "work and bread" as at the time unemployment in Germany stood at 6,014,000. When Hitler came to power his first actions to improve unemployment were to set up the National Labour Service, which gave men employment in public work schemes such as building roads. These men lived in camps, wore uniforms and were paid pocket money. This was a better life for the men as they had "work and bread". By making it impossible for women or Jews to hold jobs, Hitler reduced the unemployment figure to 3,773,000 by 1934. However, Jews were not placed on the unemployment records. Hitler decided to re-arm in 1935 and started compulsory military service, which accounted for the 1,400,000 drop in unemployment. To equip the new army money was spent on weapons and equipment, which meant that thousands of people gained jobs in the armaments industry. ...read more.

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The Hitler Youth movement was broken down as follows: Age Boys Girls 6-10 The Pimpfen (The Little Fellows) - 10-14 The Jungvolk (The Young Folk) The Jundmadel (The Young Girls) 14-18 The Hitlerjugend (Hitler Youth - HJ) The Bund Deutsche Madchen (The German Girls League) The Hitler Youth Movement was seen as exciting to most German children, it was free entertainment, they marched in parades wearing a uniform, went on summer camps where they learnt to read maps and boys were taught to clean a rifle. Everyone became a strong cross country runner and comfortable camping out. These were all attributes of a future army. However parents didn't see the Hitler Youth Movement as fun and saw it for what it really was. Henrik Metelmann, who enjoyed being a member of the Hitler Youth in the 1930s said: "It was a great feeling. You felt you belonged to a great nation again. Germany was in a safe hands and I was going to help to build a strong Germany. But my father of course felt differently. [He warned] 'Now Henrik, don't say to them what I am saying to you.' ...read more.

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Many thousands of Jews fled the country but equally many more stayed unable to leave. Following the shooting of a Nazi Official by a Jew in 1938 Hitler ordered Himmler the leader of the Police and the SS to take action against the Jews. On the 10th November 1939 almost 10,000 Jewish shopkeepers had their windows broken and their shops looted. Homes and synagogues were burnt down; dozens of Jews were killed or arrested. This day became known as "Kristallnacht". From 1941 German Jews were forced to wear the Star of David on their clothing. Whilst in occupied countries Jews were rounded up and placed in ghettos. When Senior Nazis met in 1941 to discuss the final solution to the Jewish problem Himmler, was charged with the extermination of the Jewish race and any other race considered to be non-Aryan. Himmler attempted to achieve this by building concentration camps (i.e. Auschwitz) to which all Jews and non-Aryans were to be transported. The old, sick and young were killed immediately with the remainder being forced into slave labour; others were used for medical experiments. Francesca Tate 10H History: Coursework Mr. Brazier ...read more.

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