5Instructional Objectives We will be able to:Describe the problems faced by Germany after WWIDescribe the beliefs of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.Agenda:Do NowNotes – Mini-lessonReading ActivitySummary
6Nazi Beliefs Rearm Germany and retake what was lost at Versailles. The German Race (blond, blue eyed Aryans) were the superior race. Anyone else was racially impure and should be removed from Germany. Hitler called the Germans the “master race”. Jews, Gypsies and Communists… were dangerous and should be removed or destroyed.The “master race” needed more living space, known (in German) as Lebensraum. He believed Germany should expand in Russia.Question?
8The Stabbed in the Back Theory Hitler and the Nazis believed that they had been stabbed in the back by the German Jews and the German democratic government (The Weimar Republic) at the end of WWI. They would not except that they had lost the war. In reality many Jews had fought in the war and the Nazis used them as a scapegoat (someone to blame) for Germany’s problems. The Nazis also hated democracy and wanted power.
12Activity – Read “Poison in the Streets” on pages 442-447 in Enjoy Global History Why did Germany face serious problems after WWI?How did Hitler explain why Germany lost the war?According to Hitler, what was Germany’s destiny?What were Hitler’s plans for the German government of the future?How did Hitler become known throughout Germany?
13What were the central beliefs of Hitler and the Nazis? Summary QuestionWhat were the central beliefs of Hitler and the Nazis?
20Instructional Objectives We will be able to:What problems were facing Germany in the years after WWI?Why did many German people support the Nazis?Agenda:Do NowNotes – Mini-lessonDBQSummary
21RISE OF GERMAN NAZI PARTY ECONOMIC REASONS:In the 1920’s Germany suffered a tremendous DEPRESSION. Millions of people were unemployed and hunger was widespread.Nazi Party PROMISED to provide jobs and food to the people if they were elected.As the economy worsened, more Germans voted for the Nazi Party.NATIONALISM:Nazi Party PROMISED to make Germany powerful again by rebuilding the armed forces.2. PROMISED to break the hated Treaty of Versailles and regain territory that Germany had been forced to surrender.
22SOCIAL ORDERRiots between German Communist and Anti-Communist supporters were happening daily. Nazis promised to bring order and stability into Germany.Most Communist supporters were later jailed and executed.