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Title: Nazi Germany


1
Nazi Germany
  • Putting Germany back to Work

By Mr RJ Hugginswww.SchoolHistory.co.uk
2
The Situation in 1929
  • Germany relied on American money under the Dawes
    Plan to be able to pay for the Reparations.
  • When the American Stock Market crash on Wall
    Street, the USA stopped lending money to Germany.
  • The German economy went into recession.

3
Germany 1933
  • By January 1933, unemployment had reached
    6,000,000.
  • No one would loan Germany the Weimar Government
    couldnt do anything to help the unemployed.
  • Hitler was elected on a promise to give the
    German people Bread Jobs.

4
Impact of Hitlers Policies on Unemployment
5
How did Hitler put Germany back to work?
6
RAD The National Labour Service
  • Gave men jobs in public work schemes
  • Men in RAD had to wear a uniform live in camps.
  • They were given free meals and pocket money.
  • Built drainage ditches, schools, a new network
    of motorways and planted new forests.

7
To improve the living conditions of the German
people
Kick start the Cycle of Prosperity
What was the aim of Hitlers Public Works
Programme?
To build impressive buildings so that the German
people would feel proud
To improve the public transport network for
industrial military use
8
Autarky National Self Sufficiency
  • Hitler wanted to Germany a strong independent
    country that was sufficient in food and
    materials.
  • Germany had lost the FWW because it had run out
    of food and war materials.
  • German scientist developed all sorts of
    artificial substitutes such as petrol from coal
    and coffee from acorns.
  • These new substitutes were made in Germany and
    gave the unemployed jobs in new industries.
  • Hitler also encouraged the growth of the car
    industry.

9
The Car Industry
  • Designed by Porsche and nicked named The Peoples
    Car, known today as the ?

10
The Car Industry
Recognise the design of this German Jeep called a
Kubelwagen?
11
Created Jobs in other industries because of the
need for standardised parts.
Produced low cost cars which helped to keep the
German people happy
Steel
Car Industry
Glass
Rubber
Car Production could easily be switched to the
production of military vehicles
Leather
Cycle of Prosperity
12
What other measures did Hitler introduce in order
to reduce unemployment?
  • By 1934 all Jews were sacked from civil service
    jobs which were then given to German workers.
  • Unemployed Jews were not registered.
  • Women lost their jobs which were given to men.
  • People who refused jobs offered by the labour
    service were arrested and put into concentration
    camps.

13
GCSE Past Paper Questions
  • According to this cartoon what was the basis of
    German prosperity?
  • What happens to people who refuse to take the
    jobs offered by the Nazi government?
  • Who benefited from these changes to the German
    economy? Why?

14
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