Hitler and the Nazi Party's Total Control Over the Lives of German People from 1933-1945

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Hitler and the Nazi Party's Total Control Over the Lives of German People from 1933-1945 "In Germany, they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up." ~ Martin Niemoeller Introduction During 1933-43, the Nazi party lead by Adolph Hitler has arguably total control over Germany. This was suggested by the few attempts of public resistance to Nazi policy, the non-existence of political groups opposing policies, and the lack of attempts to overthrow the government. Hitler exerted total control over the lives of the German people through the restriction of legal rights, propaganda, rewards and punishment. Propaganda was essential to Nazi Germany; it influenced the minds of many people but most the youth. The Jews are an entirely different issue; they represented those of the “non-Aryan” race and were discriminated against by Anti-Semitism. Discussion Politics Hitler and the Nazi Party exerted control in the restriction of legal rights. Once Hitler ascertained his position of Chancellor1 through legitimate means he immediately began to seize total control. A month after he was sworn into office, the Reichstag building was burnt down. Hitler blamed the Leftist Groups and the Communist. He pushed through the legislature the Enabling Act, which gave ... ... middle of paper ... ...ponents: Leadership, Military Training, Race and Religion. Race; accentuate the importance of German traditions and the racial classes with the Jews as the lowest of classes (racist and anti-Semitism). 13: Unemployment in Germany dropped, from 6million in 1933 to 300,000 in 1939. 14: The first phrase of Anti-Semitism was the boycotting of Jewish businesses and the burning of books. 15: The second phrase, when the Nuremberg Law was passed, Jews denied in professional work, the right to learn in universities and schools gone, forbidden to own property, and marriages forbidden between Jews and Aryans. 16: Kristallnacht was the next step, on October 27, 18,000 Jews were expelled from Germany. 17: By the end of 1942, 20,000 people a day were being murdered in Auschwitz – the most notorious of the camps

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