Life Under Adolf Hitler Discussion 2
We watched the video Life Under Adolf Hitler, which if you have your Discovery Education sign in information, you can go watch again. You took some notes and talked a bit about it in class.
Here is Discussion Question 2 – Hitler’s ECONOMIC policies
- To what extent did Hitler’s economic policies seem popular to the masses? Why?
- Here is a COOL interactive page to help you understand and answer the question – Hitler’s economic policy – Wiemar and Nazi Germany – interactive.
- Here’s another one to help you – BBC – GCSE Bitesize – Economic policies and benefits.
the only reasons Hitler wanted to boost the economy was so that people would like him and want to keep him in office which he wanted so he could do to Germany what he wished.
I believe that hitler was a great leader of germany. Only for the german people, the other races in germany(jews) were not treated as good. He boosted the german people with jobs so that they would re-elect him and killing the other races.
wile Hitler was in controin the beginning erything looked good and as so a hitler got control of all the power that is when thing started to feel the impact and how the economy stared to go down and it whent even wors to the jews and the other religons that soon was going to be wipe out many of the people that had time to move away we very fortunet
While Hitler was in control in the beginning everything looked good. So as Hitler got control of all the power that is when things started to feel the impact and how the economy stared to go down and it went even worse to the jews and the other religions that soon was going to be wipe out .
Proofed by Mr. Moshé ( I did the best I could. I couldn’t figure out exactly what you were trying to say, Alex.)
Adolf hitler and the Nazis were a Goverment group being elected. Adolf had a good idea about Germanys troubles, just Obama does. Adolf noticed Unemploymen all over Germany, As America was going through the Great Depression. Currently, Germany was not the only one in Depression, The whole WORLD was in a depression at the moment, and mabye he thought War was the awnser, turns out it was very good for the economy and boosted the job rate up by far. While Hitler was doing all of this, unemployment rates were dropping and Germany was no longer in a depression.
Hitler introduced radical economic policies while he was leading Germany. He ‘improved’ the country by banning Jews from owning businesses, and rapidly and drastically drove unemployment figures down. He also turned the German economy to a war machine, and used it to quickly conquer countries to further improve the economy.
I agree with everyone up there because germany was in debt because of the war that had happened before and they had a Great Deprssion so when Hitler came into power he brought in jobs for the unemployed and just brought them up from a hard time so I think thats why he stayed for so long in power.
I agree with Ken, Because Germany was forced to pay off all debts from World War 1 due to taking the blame to most of what happened during the war. Paying these debts did lead Germany into a huge depression, and left Germany desprate for any kind of help. When hitler came to power he promised to help Germany in there time of need and boost the economy to help Germany find jobs in order to feed there families as Jordan said. Hitler’s promise to boost Germany’s economy got him put in control. Hitler kept his word and brought jobs to the Germany and people were able to kp with the basics they needed in order to feed there family.
“The Germans themselves didn’t know that Jews were being taken away and killed. Many just went with their average day thinking about which pair of shoes to buy instead of how millions of valuable lives are being lost.” – Ken C
So you are saying that people that were friends with Jews didn’t notice they suddenly stopped coming to school and they were gone from their home, and they were never seen again? Anne Franks diary even shows her saying she had friends and that they would think it was strange that she was gone from her home suddenly. People are ignorant, but not THAT ignorant, that’s going a little too far. “Man, my best friend has been gone for 2 months, I wonder what shoes I should buy.”
All of Germany was not under the Nazi control but they did nothing about it because they were afraid that if they stood up for the Jews they would be trated like the Jews and they didnt want that so nothing was done.
Referring to what Angel has said, I agree with him on most of it, until he said “turn Germany into Nazi Germany”. If you really consider the nation as a whole being Nazi, then they truly aren’t Nazi. With the use of very powerful propaganda and clever ways to keep the masses ignorant, the citizens were oblivious to the fact that their country was about to be taken over by a mentally unstable man whose mother should have had an abortion as a child. The Germans themselves didn’t know that Jews were being taken away and killed. Many just went with their average day thinking about which pair of shoes to buy instead of how millions of valuable lives are being lost. The term Nazi Germany can only be labelled if you take the perspective of the military and overall force of Germany.
I would argue that for the most part, the citizens weren’t ignorant. We’re talking about a bisc skill we all have and use on a moment by moment basis – inferencing. They knew what was going on – in some cases were in fear for their own lives if they would choose to act against the Nazi Party in power – and chose not to act. Too many factors are known of today to deny the idea that the German people knew a lot about what was going on. Some of the things I would cite as giving the German people little excuse to say they had no idea are: the 25 point Nazi Party Program ideology published in 1920 publicly declaring “their intention to segregate Jews from “Aryan” society and to abrogate Jews’ political, legal, and civil rights.” (http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005681) (2) Hitler’s book, Mein Kampf, written in the mid-1920’s while he was in prison on a treason (crime against one’s own country) charge, (3) all the prewar legislation enacted by the Nazi controlled government, and (4) the rigorous propaganda program launched and fostered with Joseph Goebbels as the mastermind.
The people who had an excuse, possibly, for not doing anything, might have been those in other coutries who were far removed and only saw the face Germany presented to the outside world such as the one presented during the 1936 Olympics. Even this was years later. Still, this can not be argued for based on Americans and American history. The United States government held back from getting involved for many isolationist reasons. Jewish Americans had been badgering the governmnt for years about what type of war machine was being built in Germany. What we do know is that for the most part, the American poeple didn’t know, or didn’t want to know, the numbers were in the millions. Most people thought it was as low as 100,000 – I guess murdering even that small a number (sarcasm) of Jews wasn’t reason enough to go help the Jewish people. That’s enough of my biased side of hte argument.
After World War 1, Germany was blamed for all repercussions and had to pay off all debts the war had. This caused Germany to go into a serious Depression where the masses suffered. During his campaign for power, Hitler promised the people that he could economically boost the country and truly gave a beacon of hope for the Germans. Using hes excellent speaking and persuasions skills, Hitler was the ideal leader for the Germans. Most fully believed in his ideals, and wanted him to become the leader of their nation. Hitler was also a smart man. He hid information that would hinder his road to success. This “fake” image of Adolf led people to believe that he could be their savior.
Okay he is an insane and selfish leader who only thought about himself and his army. He wanted to give people jobs so they could keep voting for them and he would stay in power.
The Great Depression was happening during this time and Europe was one of the first to get it. Germans would do whatever to gain their money and jobs back. Hitler promised them more jobs. Jobs were needed really badly in Europe because people needed money. Jobs were given to men. The Jews went into hiding and the women were housewives. Education wasn’t the best because Nazis would tell teachers and principals what to teach. Although Hitler tried to give more jobs, it was an epic failure. Instead of increasing, it started decreasing after Jews were not working anymore. He made them believe that war was a good thing. The German Army was very big. He told them that if they went to war, they would gain more money and land. After a big loss in World War 2, they didn’t give up on the army. This angered the U. S. because they didn’t want Germany to take invade more lands. The Nazis and Hitler didn’t really care what they said so they started invading Poland and other neighbors for more land and people for the army. The more land they gained, the bigger the army got and the more workers were needed. This was the extent that Hitler’s economic policies seemed popular to the masses/ people living in Europe.
Hitler’s economic policies seem popular to the masses because they were in an economic depression after losing World War 1. He wanted people to follow him so the only way he could was with telling them that he could get them out. This obviosly backfired on the German people and created a much worse problem, the mass murders of many inocent people.
With the immense debt that just kept rising, Germany was in an economic turmoil. Losing World War I cost more than what they would have won. When things like this happen, people lose hope in their country. when people lose hope in their country, they become desperate. Desperate times call for desperate measures, as the saying goes and when somebody claims to get you out of this dark time, you’ll probably go with them. That is what Hitler did, he promised to fix the economy (that to him, was destroyed by the Jewish). The “blessing” making all of these “valid” points earned him a place as a powerful dictator, turning Germany into Nazi Germany.
They had almost litterally no unemployment, everyone had a chance to get a car which helped people, most people realised how important jobs were so they got one. So in the eyes of the Germans these seems like nothing bad is going to happen and they will live a happy life and have no troubles come upon the people of Germany. There was an attempt on trying to Germany a self sufficient country by relying on there own resources and that that attempt failed and Germany continued to rely on outside imports.
I agree with Stephen because while Adolf Hitler was under power of Germany the economy was bad and people had no jobs and if people had no jobs then people couldnt put food on the table for their families. Then after a while Hitler started to increase and many had their jobs back, and people could feed their families.
Many people felt desperate, and wanted to go along with any change that could get them out of the Depression. Hitler said he would give change, and significantly boost their economy. He blamed the Jews and a lot of people started to believe him. With an exuse and a plan, many people who were desperate to get the economy back up went along with Hitler, and he became extremely popular. With a promise to rid the Jews and fix the economy he became a powerful leader.
AH! So we find out what the danger of just going along brings with it. Good work Danielle!
How much did DESPERATION play into the decisions the Greman people had to make?
When is it OK to condemn an entire culture to extermination?
Were the German people partly to blame for the folliwng historical events?
Is it OK for those enlisted men and women (those who chose to serve Hitler) to say they were “just following orders”?
Can they be forgiven for their actions?
Can they make reparations?
These questions are for the group.
when hitler was elected the economy in germany decreased and were bad. they were bad because there were a lot of unemployed workers in germany. but soon hitler increased employement and people had jobs again.
Hitler boosted the economy for people in Germany. When people saw that the economy was boosted and they were now working they wanted Hitler to stay in power. Hitler was a smart leader and did everything he could to make sure he couldn’t be taken out of his position.
Hitler is a perfect example of self-preservation gone wild and rrun riot. He was concerend with holding onto his own office, but at the expense ofother cultures. I wouldn’t say smart, maybe selfish and insane.