People often believe that Germans supported Hitler and the Nazis because they feared they would die if they did not. This is a myth. Average Germans supported Hitler’s rise to power and his dictatorship for numerous reasons. Today you will analyze how and why many of the German people enthusiastically supported a the rise of a Totalitarian Dictator.
If you did not receive one in class, download the Assignment HERE.
Read through each of the links and answer the questions on the handout.
Treaty of Versailles Impact - http://www.schoolshistory.org.uk/ASLevel_History/week4_versailles.htm
Effects of the Great Depression on Germany - http://www.mackinac.org/article.aspx?ID=3679
Hitler and the Great Depression - http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/riseofhitler/begins.htm
Weakness of the Weimar Republic (search through all 3 pages) - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/germany/weimarstrengthweakrev1.shtml
Nazi Ideology (search pages 1-3) - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/germany/nazibeliefsrev1.shtml
Hitler’s Rise to Power: Photographic History - http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1707887_1525737,00.html
Nazi Propaganda - http://bytwerk.com/gpa/posters2.htm
Hitler’s Rise to Power
What challenges in post-WWI Germany Enabled Hitler and the Nazi’s rise to power?