(There were FOUR aspects to Nazi economic
Unemployment fell from
nearly 6 million to virtually nothing
Labour Service) sent men
on public works; eg the
Re-armament set steel
mills, coal mines and factories back into production.
The government kept food prices at the 1928 level.
Farmers were organised into the Reich Food Estate.
Although they were strictly controlled, they
were given subsidies.
The Nazis believed that Germany should be self-sufficient.
They stopped imports, and subsidised
Production rose, especially of oil, steel, coal and explosives.
Businesses were strictly controlled, but they were happy because
the workers were too.
The Beauty of Work
movement made people proud of their work.
Unions were banned, wages
workers were forbidden to strike.
Strength through Joy movement gave people
cut-price holidays, theatre trips and concerts. The KdF designed the Volkswagen
(or Peoples Car) Beetle.
(LEARN THE FOLLOWING
LIST OF FIVE KEY DATES:)
'Nuremberg laws' - Jews were forbidden to
wanted here' posters were put up in public places.
destroyed Jewish synagogues and businesses. It was called Kristallnacht,
from the glass left from broken windows.
After 1940 -
All Jews were
to live in
and had to wear the yellow 'star of David'.
Russia; the Germans captured vast numbers of Russian Jews.
Einsatzgruppen were set up to shoot them all.
Conference: decision to implement the 'final solution' - the
genocide of gypsies and Jews.