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Title: GERMANY


1
GERMANY
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Berlin
  • East Berlin-Communist
  • West Berlin-Democracy

3
Conrad Schumann
  • 19 year old policeman
  • Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do, what you
    gonna do..when Conrad comes for you!!!!!
  • His job was to shoot anyone who crossed the
    barbed wire fence

4
Officer Schumann
  • I had no desire to shoot my fellow citizens, and
    I knew they were about to put up a much stronger
    wall
  • Jumped to the West side for freedom

5
BERLIN WALL
  • It separated East and West Berlin
  • It separated family and friends
  • West Berlin-speak freely, dancing, shopping, etc
  • East Berlin-communism, no freedom

6
Germanys Past, After WWI
  • After the war, Germany had to pay billions of s
    as punishment for attacking other countries
  • The economy collapsed and prices soared!
  • PROBLEM???

7
Adolf Hitler
  • A young German soldier who cried in 1918 when
    Germany lost the war
  • THE PROMISE.My country will never suffer defeat
    again
  • 1933-Appointed dictator and promised to make
    Germany great again

8
HITLER
  • Blamed the economic problems on the German Jews
    and other ethnic minorities
  • Ruled through fear and terror
  • the Germans should lead Europe
  • Built a huge military
  • Attacked other countries and forced them under
    German rule

9
HITLER
  • His actions led to the start of WW 2 in 1939
  • Great Britain, Soviet Union, and the U.S. joined
    forces to stop Hitler
  • By the end of the war Europe was in ruins

10
HOLOCAUST
  • Mass murder of 6 million Jews
  • Prison camps
  • Millions of people were murdered in these camps

11
After WW2(Germany divided)
  • The Americans, British, French, and the soviets
    divided Germany
  • West Germany was a democracy (Americans, British,
    and French)
  • East Germany was communist (Soviet Union)
  • The Berlin wall separated these 2 cities of East
    and West Berlin
  • Became known as the WALL OF SHAME

12
COLD WAR
  • Democracy vs. Communism
  • Soviet Union wanted to spread communism through
    Europe
  • Family and friends were separated by the cold war
    border
  • EXAMPLE after Conrad jumped over, he could no
    longer see his family

13
Beliefs of East Germany
  • Obey without asking questions
  • Spy on family members and neighbors
  • Respect only things that helped communism
  • WEST WAS HARMFUL

14
BYE BYE BERLIN WALL
  • Eventually, no one wanted to stay in East Germany
    and it collapsed
  • Nov.9, 1989 crowds of people began scrambling
    over the wall
  • Crowds tore at the wall and took it apart block
    by block

15
STRETCH BREAK
  • ONLY 2 SLIDES TO GO!!!!
  • HIP HIP HORRAY

16
Reunification
  • Process of Germany becoming unified again
  • Germany becomes a single country again

17
Change of life in East Germany
  • Enjoy modern TVs, cars, new shopping malls, and
    better roads
  • In 1990, The NEW GERMANY is created
  • Berlin became the capital because of its central
    location
  • Great Job 6th Grade, we will be flying back to
    the U.S. tomorrow!!!!!!!!!

18
Warm-up Activity
  • How would you feel if movement was restricted in
    the U.S.?
  • What if you could not visit relatives or find a
    job in the U.S.? (you cannot leave your area)
  • Would you live with these restrictions or try to
    oppose them?
  • Activity 2 IMAGINARY LINE
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