In Nazi Germany there were many different groups of society. Each group was affected in different ways some good some bad. In this essay I will talk about the five main groups that were affected which were the women, the industrial workers, the agricultural workers, big businesses, Jews and other minorities, and the youth. I will also show you why the industrial workers benefited the most by Hitler coming to power.
The Nazis were a male-dominated organisation. Hitler believed in the traditional view of a woman. Women were to be mothers and wives. Many women agreed with him. Especially those in rural areas and small towns. Many thought it was their role to support their husband. There was still resentment towards women as women took over the men’s jobs during the First World War. There was pressure on women to have a traditional home. They weren’t allowed to wear trousers. No powerful dominant roles went to women. They were encouraged to have as many children as possible. They were awarded for having 4-8 children. People were encouraged not to give women jobs. There was an increase in pregnancies outside marriage they even had types of brothels to make a pure German race. Overall I think women that thought it was their place to support their husband and to be a traditional woman benefited. But the women that wanted jobs weren’t allowed an opportunity they were forced into Hitler’s view of women.
When Hitler came to power in 1933, six million Germans were unemployed. His most important task was to find them jobs. During the election he had promised voters ‘work and bread’ if he ever became leader. Hitler's first action was to set up a National Labour Service. This organisation gave men jobs in public works schemes. These were jobs such as digging drainage ditches on farms, planting new forests, or building schools and hospitals. The biggest public works scheme was the construction of motorways. Some Men had to wear military uniform, live in camps and were...
References: to the "filthy Jew" litter the book. In one section, Hitler wrote about how the Jews planned to "contaminate" the blood of pure Germans. On buses, trains and park benches, Jews had to sit on seats marked for them. Children at schools were taught specifically anti-Semitic ideas. Jewish school children were openly picked on by teachers and the bullying of Jews in the playground by other pupils went unpunished. If the Jewish children responded by not wanting to go to school, then that served another idea that could be used for propaganda that Jewish children were inherently lazy and could not be bothered to go to school.
Hitler was very clever he targeted the youth he filled them with propaganda Hitler 's belief that the future of Nazi Germany was its children. Hitler started made camps for children he created clubs like scouts called the Hitler youth. The Hitler Youth was seen as being as important to a child as school was. In the early years of the Nazi government. After Hitler came to power, all other youth movements were abolished and because of this the Hitler Youth grew quickly. In 1936, the figure stood at 4 million. In 1936, it became compulsory to join the Hitler Youth. Youths could avoid doing any active service if they paid their subscription but this became impossible after 1939. The Hitler Youth catered for 10 to 18 year olds. There were separate organisations for boys and girls. The task of the boys section was to prepare the boys for military service. For girls, the organisation prepared them for motherhood. At the camps the boys were taught basically military skills. They had mini wars were lots of people got hurt broken bones blood noses the lot. They got taught how to throw a grenade at the right angles. The girls learned the opposite cooking cleaning and hiking. The Hitler youth was so appealing because it was new and exciting, great fun and they had cool uniforms. In a way Hitler used the children as spies some kids told the Hitler youth about what their parents had said to them that was anti Nazi they turned in their own parents for the Hitler youth. At school they were taught pure propaganda, they were taught how life would be better without Jews. Textbooks were rewritten to support their views. Youth started rebelling some beat up Nazi officials, listened to American jazz, refused to join the Hitler youth they were severely punished to stop others doing the same they hanged the rebels. He made the youth into ready to go military men. He gave new and exciting parts of their lives. They certainly benefited by Hitler coming into power but he changed the youth he made them into disciplined ready to fight men which in my opinion wasn’t always a benefit.
I think the industrial workers benefited the most because Hitler knew what they wanted. He found them jobs and food. Even though many of the jobs didn’t pay well and they had to work long hours. It fixed the problem of unemployment he gave all the people that needed jobs a job. He also gave them holidays if they were good German workers. He rewarded them for their dedication in many ways. People started to like Hitler even more because of everything he had done for them. He actually carried out what he had promised when he was trying to become chancellor .
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