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As with other forms of culture, the Nazis controlled literature. They wanted to have books which would support the ideals of the party, emphasised the successes of Germany and the...

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Literature in Nazi Germany

Music was as with other forms of culture controlled heavily. The Nazis banned some forms of music entirely and promoted other forms of music as they were seen as German...

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Music and Film in Nazi Germany

The Nazis used buildings to emphasise their power over Germany. Like much of their cultural control they disapproved of modern buildings that had been constructed in the Weimar Republic. The...

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Architecture in Nazi Germany

The Nazis believed that many of the cultural revolutions that had occurred during the Weimar Republic were wrong and immoral. As such they placed great importance on culture which supported...

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Culture in Nazi Germany

Prior to the Nazis coming to power in Germany, the 1936 Olympics had been awarded to Berlin. After the Nazis came to power, Hitler wanted to use the 1936 Olympics as a...

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The Berlin Olympics
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Party Rallies

Some of the most famous images of Nazi Germany come from the Party Rallies, where thousands of people packed into stadiums to hear Hitler and other leading Nazis speak. Rallies...

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Party Rallies

Unlike today, the main sources of media were the newspapers and radio. These were huge industries and many people read newspapers everyday as there was no other way to find...

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The Nazis and the Media
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Nazi Propaganda

Propaganda in Germany was widely used by the Nazis as a method for getting their message out to the German people. Hitler himself set up the idea of the cult...

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Nazi Propaganda

The National Reich Church was a collection of protestant churches that merged in 1936 headed by the Reich Bishop Ludwig Muller. Those who preached in the Reich Church were able to...

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The National Reich Church

The Catholic Church made up about a third of all Christian believers in Germany, with many Catholics being found in the south of the country in Munich and Bavaria. Despite...

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Nazis & The Catholic Church

The Nazis sort to control Germany at every level and whilst the use of terror was abundant in Germany, if the Nazis controlled the legal system, they realised they could...

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The Nazis and the Legal System

Concentration Camps were makeshift prisons set up to hold opponents and prisoners of the Nazi Regime. Many of those who were imprisoned were classed as being in protective custody rather...

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Concentration Camps
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The Gestapo

The Gestapo were the secret police of Germany. The full name was Geheime Staatspolizei or the State Secret Police. There were initially created in 1933 by Herman Goering. Goering’s rule...

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The Gestapo

The SD stood for Sicherheitsdienst or Security Force. The focus for the was to monitor and challenges threats to the party directly, rather than the government. It was created in 1931...

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The SD (Sicherheitsdienst)

SS stands for Schutzstaffel which means Protection Squad. Their original focus was the protection of Hitler and were formed in 1925. Hitler placed colleague Heinrich Himmler in charge of the group...

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The SS (Schutzstaffel)

A police state is term given to a country that is heavily controlled by the state through the use of the police force. In a police state the organisation responsible...

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The Nazi Police State

The Locarno Pact of 1925 was an agreement signed between Britain, France, Belgium, Italy and Germany. It was signed on 1st December 1925. Stresemann believed that through signing the Pact, it would...

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The Locarno Pact 1925

The League of Nations was an international organization created at the end of the First World War. It was one of US President Wilson’s fourteen points for peace. The...

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The League of Nations

The Kellogg-Briand Pact was an international agreement between 62 countries. This also included Germany as an equal partner. The overall aim of the agreement was for countries to agree not to...

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The Kellogg-Briand Pact

Stresemann had sought to make Germany a respected country both by its own people but also by those foreign countries who at won the First World War. In order to...

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Stresemann and Domestic Politics

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