HITLER AND NAZI GERMANY

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HITLER AND
NAZI GERMANY
Junior Cert History- 3rd Year
Early career
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Austrian
Blamed Jews for art failure
in Vienna
Dispatch rider in German
army. 2 Iron crosses.
Wounded twice.
Joined Nazi party as gov
spy. Became leader.
Munich Putsch. Trial and
Jail (Mein Kampf)
Hitler’s Ideas
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Superior Aryan Race
must be kept clean.
Lebensraum
Jews undermining
Germany
Anti-Communist
Abolish Versailles
Weimar weak
Why Nazism became popular.
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Weak governments
Economic problems
Great depression
Popular policies on
Versailles, Communism,
Jews.
Violence. SA ‘Brownshirts’
(Rohm) SS and Gestapo
(Himmler)
Propaganda
Hitler’s personality
(speeches)
Becoming a dictator
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More popular in 1930s.
Elected Chancellor in
1933.
SA and SS beat up
opponents
Reichstag fire = banned
socialists
Enabling law = rule by
decree
Banned all other parties.
Became Fuhrer (leader).
Propaganda
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Goebbles was minister in
charge
Strict censorship
Mass rallies
Olympic games
Books burned and
rewritten
Hitler Youth. League of
German Maidens (BDM)
Successes at home
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6 million found jobs in
3 years
Autobahns
Volkswagen
Rearmament
The Jews
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Anti-Semitism
Nuremberg laws (no
citizenship, no
intermarriage, star of
David)
Crystal Night
Ghettoes
Final Solution.
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