How far did Hitler win over the middle classes?

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How Far did Hitler win over the Middle classes?

To a large extent Hitler won over the middle classes, however although Hitler had won over a larger percentage of middle class people than the workers, he did not achieve complete satisfaction from them or much loyalty since they were mostly interested in the financial benefits that the Nazi party was offering rather than the other sides such as the patriotism etc. This meant that the support the Nazis got from the middle classes was mostly passive rather than active and enthusiastic.

The main reason as to why the Nazi party won a large majority of the middle classes was due to the fact that communism was becoming increasingly popular in Germany meaning that if Germany became a communist country , the middle classes would suffer greatly as it would mean that private businesses and corporations would fall in to State hands as in Soviet Russia at the time. This would mean that they would essentially lose their business/shops /homes and become considerably worse off in financially. The Nazi party offered protection from this threat and thus was very appealing to middle class people. Protection from Communism also included law and order which the middle classes approved since they saw the communist as even ore of a threat after the Reichstag fire and all of the anti Communism Nazi propaganda as well as the Roehm purge. Protection from the communists was however not the only reason as to why Hitler gained the support of the middle classes because he introduced other laws/schemes which were appealing to them.

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The middle classes believed that they would be economically better off with the Nazis as Jewish business competition was removed and Jewish business handed over to the German people (aryanisation).  Rearmament meant that some business would gain such as the coal industry and the steel manufacturers, furthermore it created more jobs in engineering as well as increased demand for lawyers etc as they could find work with the Nazi SD. The destruction of trade unions would again mean that the middle classes would gain economically .

Despite the advantages, there were some middle class people who to some extent opposed ...

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