Some historians believe that all Germans benefited under the Nazi rule as they received multiple leisure activities, funded by the Nazi state. The Nazis did this though the Strength through Joy organisation. The Strength through Joy (KdF) was a leisure organisation which gave workers cheap theatre tickets, cut-price cruises on the latest luxury liners and many other cheap activities, once available to the higher classes, now available to the working class. This was done to relieve the anger mounted from the abolishment of the trade union. Run by Dr Robert Ley, the Strength through Joy removed many social barriers from the wealthy and the impoverished as before the rich could afford the high prices of holidays which the poor could not. The Strength through Joy resulted in many to benefit from the Nazi’s as it removed many social barriers between the high and low classes and also meant the working class could afford high priced expenses which they could not afford before.
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Some historians also believe that all Germans benefited under the Nazi rule as Hitler increased employment. One way he increased employment is through the construction of the 70000 km autobahn, hospitals and many more buildings which created work for 80,000 men. Between 1933 and 1939, unemployment plummeted from 6 million in 1993 to 100,000 in 1939. This significant drop in unemployment leads many historians to believe that all Germans benefited under the Nazi rule. This also meant that more Germans were receiving pay and able to use the money to buy essential necessities.
However other historians believe that all Germans did not benefit greatly from under the Nazi rule as workers were forced to become a member of the Nazi trade union. Workers in Germany lost their main political party, the (Social Democratic Party) SDP, whilst losing their current trade union which used to protect their rights. Run by Dr Robert Ley, all German workers were forced to join the DAF (German Labour Front). In May 1933 trade unions were suppressed replaced with the DAF, many workers in Germany were not allowed to strike for better pay, better working conditions and unable to move to a better payed job. Working conditions after the replacement of the old trade unions were so bad that in 1930, many workers complained that the standard of living before the Great Depression was better than Nazi Germany in 1930. Many historians believe that all Germans did not befit from the Nazis due to the poor working conditions, wages remaining low and the working hours increasing because of the German Labour Front.
Another reason to why other historians believe that all Germans did not benefit greatly from the Nazi rule is because of the mass killing of the Jews. German Jews suffered overwhelming hate mostly due to the Nuremburg laws, passed in 1935, which excluded German Jews from Reich citizenship. In Nazi Germany, Jews were perceived as traitors to society as the Nazis blamed them for losing WW1 and starting the Great Depression. Scapegoating the Jews resulted in them being in the lower class in Germany and eventually lead to Kristallnacht. In November 1938, many Germans smashed Jewish synagogues, shop and other Jewish property in backlash of the killing of a German official. In 1942, the Nazis escalated their hate toward the Jews and sent them to concentration camps. These concentration camps were built for the sole purpose of the mass killing of Jews. This was the case as, in due course, 6 million out of the 8 million Jews died in the concentration camps.
In conclusion, I believe that all Germans did not benefit under the Nazis as they all witnessed the mass persecution of the innocent Jew and the poor conditions of the German workers. No matter how much money the Nazis invested into the welfare of the Germans, nothing can compare the oblivious torture of the Jews.