They also wanted to prevent the children from having their own opinion on Nazism. Hitler wanted the children to become loyal supporters of Nazi Germany and the ideas it was promoting, so that by the time they were old enough to join the military Hitler would have a strong and loyal army. What was being taught in elementary schools? P.E. The subjects that they taught in elementary schools in Nazi Germany were the same subjects that we’re all being taught today, but the way they were being taught were very different.
During the time Hitler was coming to power and right before, the idea of Eugenics in Germany was spreading. “Scientists dreamed of a perfect human being by changing the genetic makeup of the population.” Even before the Nazi party was formed they already had these ideas in mind and once Hitler starting supporting the idea the results were horrific. Just like in America the Germans believed that the “unfit” were reproducing while the “fit” generation was using birth control and having kids later bringing down the overall population. Similarly to the United States the government warned about mixing races and was afraid that the population was becoming worse and something had to be done. Surgical Sterilization was another parallel to prevent the spreading of bad genes although the practice didn’t gain as much support as it had in other countries around the globe.
Lebensraum: The Hitler Youth, The League of German Girls, and more Photographer and author A.E. Samaan once said: “There was nothing conservative about Adolf Hitler. Hitler was an artist and a revolutionary at heart. He wanted to completely upend and remake German society.” Such words expertly capture Hitler’s essence. Not only did he want to redesign German life under his own vision, but he was prepared to create an empire that would reign for a thousand years.
He was the leader of the Nazis and led the Germans into WW11 (1939-1945).During his “reign” Hitler definitely showed the Machiavellian principles of being a loved, feared and trustworthy leader who wasn’t afraid to act drastically and quickly. The Machiavellian philosophy of “it is best to be loved AND feared; if you can’t be both, then be feared.” applies to Adolf Hitler because he was both feared and loved. After WW1, Germany was in bad shape and when Hitler came and assured the people recovery, they could not refuse. In return Hitler brought down the unemployment in Germany from 7 million to only 1 million in 12 months. But Hitler knew how to maintain his leadership; he was feared by his enemies.
In 1933, Hitler was elected chancellor and the Nazi Party became the ruling party in Germany. The Nazi Party’s encouragement of anti-semitic policies intensified and began to alter the lifestyles of citizens throughout the country. In 1933, Hitler introduced the creation of the Reich Culture Chamber and Reich Music Chamber to Germany in order to synchronize culture with Nazi ideology. Both government agencies attempted
After World War 1 had ended, the world leaders spoke seriously to prevent upcoming future wars but since Hitler had come to power, Hitler violated the treaty of Versailles and began to make his army. Hitler reoccupied the Rhineland and militarized it with the army. He created a lot of many new tactics and military strategies that stunned the European nations before World War II. One of the military tactics he used was Blitzkrieg which was also known as the "Lightning war" but before that Hitler had to test it on a nation. Hitler stunned Europe with the speed and efficiency of the German attack on Poland.
I believe that Dietrich Bonhoeffer is the most influential man in Church history because he devoted his life to Christ at the age of 14, attempted to assassinate Hitler, and wrote the book, “ The Cost of Discipleship.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born on February 4 of 1906 in Breslau, Germany. His father was a Psychiatry professor, well known for his opposition of the T4 Program initiated by Hitler to eradicate people who were physically or mentally challenged. This may have been where Bonhoeffers strong hostility towards Hitler stemmed from. At the young age of 14, Bonhoeffer dedicated his life to learning more about Christ. Before deciding that he wanted to study theology, Dietrich considered becoming a pianist.
Hitler and the Nazis knew the fact that the German people had an overall group mentality, so they would be more receptive to Nazi propaganda. Irmgard Hunt was one of the many who grew up under Hitler’s power; In On Hitler’s Mountain, Hunt recounts her childhood growing up during his rise to power, and as she grew older, the harsh reality of war awakened her distrust of the Nazi propaganda she was taught to believe in her entire life. “..the Nazis were in full control of all branches of government, the military, and the media” (Hunt 41). This shows the Nazis propaganda tactic to win the loyalty of the German citizens was by taking full control of all forms of media in Germany and censoring or eliminating viewpoints in any way threatening to Hitler’s beliefs. During this time, citizens accepted this and even ignored the fact that this was happening because they believed that their government was acting in their best interests.
Propaganda is publication of information designed to control and convinces people to think and act in a certain way and maximize regimes like Nazi Regime. According to Adolf Hitler, “Propaganda is trying to impose a doctrine on the whole people. Propaganda works on the public position and proceeds from the idea of making the audience poised to accept this idea.” During the rise of Nazism in Germany in the thirties of the last century period, it was not anti-Semitism something new or unknown. Jews have suffered at the time from a long history of prejudice and persecution. And associated equipment Semitism manifested itself in a comprehensive national policy known as the Final Solution, and this is what did not get seen before, which sought to eliminate Jews from the face of the earth.
The Nazi’s are looking for strong fighters for their war efforts. Rudy qualified and is the best for the job in their eyes. The soldiers are trying to convince Rudy’s parents to hand him over when they say, “We’re creating an elite group of German citizens in the name if the Fuhrer. “(408) The soldiers are rejected by Rudy’s parents. If Rudy went out and intervened with the decision and said he would go to the school, he would have changed everything.