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Nazi Germany: History in an Hour

Nazi Germany: History in an Hour

Read about Hitler's experience as a soldier during World War One, the Nazi Party's climb to power, the elimination of opponents and the Weimar constitution. Learn about life in Nazi Germany, for women, the Jews, and the use of state control, propaganda and security. See how Hitler manipulated foreign policy to achieve his aims, and how he brought the world into war.

The German Revolution: The End of the Second Reich

The Treaty of Versailles: ‘An armistice for twenty years’

DAP: Member 555

The Nazi Manifesto: A Thousand Years

Munich Putsch: ‘The national revolution has begun.’

Mein Kampf: ‘Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice.’

The Ruhr: An Economic Downturn

The Great Depression: The Crash

Nazi Elections: ‘He can lick stamps with my head on them.’

Enabling Act: ‘Fanatics, hooligans and eccentrics have got the upper hand.’

The First Anti-Jew Laws: ‘Non-citizens.’

Night of the Long Knives: ‘The Führer’s soldierly decision and exemplary courage.’

The Führer: 99 per cent approval

Nazi Germany and the Economy: ‘Guns will make us strong; butter will make us fat.’

State Control: Guilty Before Innocent

The Family: ‘I detest women who dabble in politics.’

Propaganda: ‘Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people.’

The Olympics

Kristallnacht: The Night of Broken Glass

Foreign Policy: ‘Germany will of its own accord never break the peace.’

The Rhineland: ‘We have no territorial claims to make in Europe.’

The Spanish Civil War: ‘Germany’s destiny for good or bad.’

Anschluss: ‘I can strongly recommend the Gestapo to one and all.’

The Sudetenland: ‘The last major problem to be solved.’

Czechoslovakia: ‘That senile old rascal.’

Poland – Guaranteed

Germany’s War 1939: ‘This country is at war with Germany.’

Germany’s War: 1940 to 1941

Germany’s War: 1942 to 1945

Appendix 1: Key Players

Appendix 2: Timeline of Nazi Germany