Education In Nazi Germany Essay

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In 1920 the Reichstag, which was the German government at the time, passed a law, stating all children aged 6-14 must go to school. In the schools the Nazi’s were ordered to concentrate especially on propaganda for youth. They focused on the children from such a young age because they found it was much easier to alter their way of thinking. They did this because they saw the children as the future citizens of the “Thousand year Reich”. The “Thousand year Reich” was Hitler’s prediction that his ideas would last 1000 years in Nazi Germany. In this essay we discuss how the education was affected by the rule of Hitler.

Why was the education so important in Nazi Germany?
The education was so important because the children were the next generation of Nazi Germans and if they wanted their ideas to last they had to plant them in the brains of the young people. They also wanted to prevent the children from having their own opinion on Nazism. Hitler wanted the …show more content…

It was required for schools to give students time-off from lessons to attend Hitler Youth courses. For example, in a German school called Westphalia, there was a total of 23,000 absences in a school year amongst the 870 students that went there. This law affected the German school’s and the student’s overall productivity and achievements. By 1938 it became very difficult in Germany to find teachers that met all of Hitler’s expectations. After Hitler gained control over Germany, Germany lost 17,000 of its teachers. The reason Teachers were quitting at such a drastic rate was mainly due to the fact that they were getting a lot less money under the reign of Hitler. Before Hitler’s reign teachers would be paid 2,000 marks a year but when Hitler came into power teachers were only getting 1680 marks per year. To try and fix this problem the German government brought in unpaid substitutes that were willing to work for a very small amount of

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