|Nazi Party members salute Hitler at a rally. Photo © Life|
You will look more closely at the laws he passed and the actions he took when in power. His foreign policy will be examined in a later section.
This section contains the second Case Study for this topic, the Nuremberg Rallies, footage of which is usually shown in a TV show or documentary that wants to mention Hitler. There are also three key personalities: Propaganda minister Josef Goebbels, film-maker Leni Riefenstahl, and of course Hitler himself.
Continue to Britain in the Inter-War Years
- Hitler's Rise to Power
- The Weimar Republic, Dawes Plan, Inflation and Great Depression, Mein Kampf and Propaganda.
- Establishing a Dictatorship:
- 1933 election, Enabling Act, Night of the Long Knives, Goebbels and Propaganda, Education and the Hitler Youth.
- The Economy:
- Unemployment, Conscription, Autarky, Autobahns, Volkswagen, "Beauty and Strength through Joy".
- Church-State Relations
- Reichskirche (Protestant), Concordat (Catholic), Broken promises, Propaganda, "Mit Brennender Sorge (With Burning Rage)".
- Hitler and the Jews:
- "Herrenvolk", Anti-Semitic Propaganda, Nuremberg Laws, Kristallnacht, the Final Solution.
Inflation, Depression, Totalitarianism, Propaganda, Cult of Personality, Reichskirche, Herrenvolk, Anti-Semitism, Holocaust.
The Nuremberg Rallies
|"Children, what do you know of the Fuhrer?"|
Hitler Youth propaganda poster.
Higher Level (100 marks each)
2015: What were the social and economic problems facing Germany, 1920-1939, and how were they dealt with?
2012: How did Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust affect Europe, 1920 - 1945?
2011: What were the main characteristics of the Nazi state in Germany, 1933 - 1939?
2010: How successfully did German governments deal with the social and economic problems of the
period 1920 - 1945?
2010: What were the main developments in church-state relations under Hitler and Mussolini?
2009: How did dictators use propaganda and/or terror to maintain their power?
2008: Which had the greater social and economic problems during the inter-war years, Britain or
Germany? Argue your case, referring to both countries.
2008: What contribution did Josef Goebbels and/or Leni Riefenstahl make to Nazi propaganda?
2007: What were the main characteristics of the Nazi state in Germany, 1933 - 1939?
2006: During the inter-war period, what conditions in Europe contributed to the growth of
2012, Dictatorship and Democracy, Part B
2009, Dictatorship and Democracy, Part B
2006, Dictatorship and Democracy, Part B:
Write a short paragraph on Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. (30)
2009, Dictatorship and Democracy, Part B:
Write a short paragraph on Church-State relations in Germany under Hitler. (30)
2015, Dictatorship and Democracy, Part C:
What took place at the Nuremberg Rallies in Germany in the 1930s? (30)
2012, Dictatorship and Democracy, Part C:
What was the importance for Nazi Germany of the Nuremberg Rallies? (40)
2009, Dictatorship and Democracy, Part C:
How did the Nuremberg Rallies and/or Leni Riefenstahl contribute to the Nazi regime? (40)
2008, Dictatorship and Democracy, Part C:
How did the Nuremberg Rallies help to create propaganda for Hitler and the Nazi regime? (40)
2007, Dictatorship and Democracy, Part C:
How did Josef Goebbels and/or Leni Riefenstahl use the German mass media to promote the Nazi movement? (40)
2006, Dictatorship and Democracy, Part C:
How did the Nuremberg Rallies help bring support to the Nazi regime in Germany? (40)
|Hitler admires a model of the new Volkswagen (People's Car)|
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