Hitler's Roles In Nazi Germany

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From 1933 to 1939 Hitler and the Nazis changed german society in a multitude of ways, these ways include, Youth Organisations, Women and their role, Volkgemeinschaft, Education and Religion/Church, Cultural Life and Workers trade unions. For the Nazi government it was a fundamental factor that they had the loyalties of the future generations, for this reason the Nazis placed great force onto controlling the youth of Germany. It was vital that the future of Germany supported the racial and social views of the Nazi government. Because of the urgency to control the youth, Hitler created small child armies referred to as 'Youth Organisations ' for children from the age of 6 to 18. These organisations included, Pimpf, Jungvolk, Hitler Youth…show more content…
Prior to the rule of the Nazis women were given a sense of freedom and equality completely unknown to German women before, they were offered complete opportunity. Women joined the workforce and by 1925, 35% of German workers were women. However when Hitler came to power the changes that the women had adapted to were revoked. Women in Nazi Germany in 1933 were to uphold a specific role; they were to be a mother and a housewife, having the responsibility of raising the children and keeping the house in a respectable and clean manner while their husbands were working. The role of women was confined to the role family life and motherhood In 1936 the Lebensborn or Spring of Life program began, under the control of the SS specially made homes were provided to unmarried mothers or women who fell pregnant to SS men outside of wedlock, these establishments were primarily for pure German women. The slogan ‘giving a child to a fuhrer’ was familiarised and the children born in Lebensborn homes were fostered or adopted out to German couples ultimately creating the master race. On August 12th every year, the anniversary of Hitler’s mother 's birthday, mothers were presented with the Mother 's Cross (Mutterkreuz) – bronze for four children, silver for six children and gold for eight children. Mothers who had been awarded the Mother 's Cross were entitled to be saluted by the Hitler…show more content…
Germany had always been a religious country, the Protestant churches and the Roman Catholic Church had different beliefs, completely different to the Nazi idea of the National Community. Hitler had disregarded Christianity referring to it as the “Jewish Christ creed with its effeminate pity ethics”. Hitler was impressed with the authority and structure that the Catholic Church had and saw an opportunity to make political and diplomatic advantage in making arrangements with it. In 1933 a concordant (treaty) was signed between the Holy See (The Vatican) and the Third Reich. The treaty guaranteed the rights of the Roman Catholic Church in Germany and in return the church had to promise not to engage in any political activity. One of the regulations of the treaty was that the Catholic Centre Party which helped Hitler come to power was eliminated. Music in Germany was very limited, Classical music became predominant and German composers such as Richard Wagnerm, Richard Strauss and Ludwig van Beethoven were favoured. Opera and music by non-Germans was allowed provided the music was acceptable. Mozart’s operas The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi Fan Tutti were restricted because the words were written by a Jew. All music, composed, sung and even recorded by a Jew was not allowed other types of music were banned include any form of modernistic music and jazz because of its black American
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