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7th Grade SS - Holocaust Guided Inquiry: 1921-1933: Political Conditions

Time Period 1921-1933

 

This web page focuses on the political, social and economic conditions as Nazis rose to power under Hitler's leadership in Germany. This includes:

1921: Brown shirts (SA) formed

1926: Hitler Youth founded 

Oct. 1929: Wall Street Crash/Great Depression -  effect on Germany  

1933: Hitler Becomes Chancellor

1933: Goebbel's propaganda machine

Become familiar with the vocabulary in the Vocabulary box .

 

Vocabulary

National Socialists Party (Nazis) - The National Socialist German Workers' Party, commonly referred to in English as the Nazi Party was a political party in Germany active between 1920 and 1945

Conscriptionthe practice of ordering people by law to serve in the armed forces  (from merriam-webster.com)

Propaganda - ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause, a political leader, a government, etc. (from merriam-webster.com)

Brownshirt - a member of the Nazi SA which wore brown uniforms.  (from freedictionary.com)

Reichstag the lower house of the parliament during the period of the Second Reich and the Weimar Republic. (from dictionary.com)

Chancellor - the head of the German government who ran the parliament

von Hindenburg - Paul von Hindenburg was a military officer and second President of Germany from 1925-1934

von Papen - Franz von Papen was Chancellor of Germany in 1932 and Vice-Chancellor under Adolf Hitler from 1933–1934

von Schleicher - Kurt von Schleicher was second Chancellor of Germany under the Weimar Republic from 1932-33

Goebbel - Joseph Goebbel was a right hand man for Hitler and was in charge of the propaganda program for the Nazi party.

Resources

 Informational Resources:

General:

Nazi Rise to Power Timeline 

Actions Taken By Nazis

Summary of 8 factors that led to Hitler's rise to power

Social Conditions:

Hitler Youth            Hitler Youth - Hitler quote - only read the quote by Hitler about the Hitler Youth at top

Brown Shirts (Sturmabteilung or Storm Detachment, also called Stormtroopers or SA) first 5 paragraphs only

Control Using Propaganda 

 

Economic Conditions:

Circumstances in Germany - Depression Effects

 

Additional Material:

Nazi Attitudes Toward Jewish People

Nuremberg Rallies

Militarism

Treatment of Women

 

Videos: 

1. The Rise of Hitler Part 2 (from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y26XsANjgjU&t=78s)

2. Hitler: The Rise To Power  (from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4-CJdVVGlo)

3. How Did Hitler Become Chancellor in 1933?  (from https://goo.gl/4dMa15)

 

4. The Brown Shirts  (from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7MzARnOPCs)

5. Hitler Youth (from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn7zvv0PSbU​)

6. Goebbel's Propaganda Machine  (from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHAGSXBYl1g)