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The Nazi Police State 5 marks = 5 developed points Lesson starter:
How did the Nazis control the civilian population? marks 5 marks = 5 developed points
Peer Assessment How did the Nazis control the civilian population? marks Marking scheme Gestapo tapped phones and read mail Gestapo arrested those against the Nazis 45,000 Nazi agents (Gestapo) in Germany SS (Security Service) eliminated opposition to Nazis – inspired terror Heinrich Himmler was the head of the SS 160,000 people were spies in Nazi Germany Spies and informers reported on hidden Jews or people with anti-Nazi behaviour.
The Nazi Police State Lesson starter:
What actions did Hitler take between which made Germany less democratic?
Today we will… Identify the groups who controlled the German people in Nazi Germany Explain the role of each in helping the Nazis stay in power
I can… Complete a table analysing how these groups helped the Nazis
Give examples of how the SS inspired fear and terror.
Nazi Germany was a dictatorship
Vocabulary box Nazi Germany was a dictatorship This meant that everyone was ruled by one person. His rules were very strict and you would be punished severely if you did not obey them The Nazis created a successful dictatorship through establishing a police state, where the authorities had far more rights than ordinary people.
Although Hitler was the leader of Germany, most of his work was done by other people
These groups ensured his laws were obeyed The groups did their job so thoroughly, Hitler had to do very little
How did the Nazis control the German population?
Use this title as the start of a mind map and add on information throughout the lesson How did the Nazis control the German population?
The Gestapo The Gestapo were the secret police
They tapped phones and read mail Anyone suspected of being against The Nazis was instantly arrested They also used torture to gain confessions from suspects They wore ordinary clothes There were around 45,000 Gestapo agents in Nazi Germany
The SS The SS were the state security service
It was their job to eliminate all opposition in Nazi Germany They were ruthless and violent and people were terrified of them
Heinrich Himmler was the leader of The SS
Spies and Informers They informed The Gestapo of any Jews trying to hide, anyone who spoke out against The Nazis or showed anti- Nazi behaviour Sometimes people spied on their own families and friends Around 160,000 Germans informed on others
Concentration Camps Run by SS
Jews, homosexuals, political prisoners and other ‘undesirables’ were taken here The first was Dachau, near Munich These were the most feared tool of the Nazi government
Sachsenhausen ‘model’ concentration camp in Berlin
Josef Goebbels: Propaganda
He controlled all Nazi propaganda ‘Minister for public enlightenment’ He publicised Hitler’s successes eg, building the autobahn (motorway system) He ensured things like the camps were kept secret from ordinary Germans He censored the press
Nazi Germany was a totalitarian state
Nazi Germany was a totalitarian state. Try to complete the dictionary definition with what you think this means. totalitarian to·tal·i·tar·i·an /toʊˌtælɪˈtɛəriən/ Show Spelled [toh-tal-i-tair-ee-uhn] Show IPA adjective 1. ______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Origin: 1925–30; totalit(y) + -arian
Task: Totalitarian State
Organisation/ Group/ Person Add a brief description How did it help the Nazis stay in power? The SS The Gestapo Spies and Informers Concentration Camps Josef Goebbels
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