Hitler and His Rise to Power
Hitler's Rise to Power
Who is Adolf Hitler?
In 1914, Hitler joined the German army and was awarded the Iron Cross for his service. While he was in the army, Hitler was temporarily blinded by a British mustard gas attack. He joined the German Worker's Party and was soon assigned leader of the renamed Nazi Party. Hitler believed that the time was right for him to rise to power and in 1933, Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany.
Source 1: Iron Cross
This medal was awarded to Hitler for his service in the German army
Source 2: Propaganda
This is one of the many posters shared around Germany at the time which manipulated citizens to believe that Hitler's way was the right way.
Source 3: Jewish prisoners in death camps
This picture shows the conditions of the camps Jews were placed in. They were starved, had limited resources, and had to share the small amount of space they had with hundreds of other people.
Source 2: Propaganda
How did Hilter gain control?
Hitler used propaganda to influence people of all ages, especially the youth. Children were taught from Nazi textbooks which shared the anti-Semitic views of Hitler and children were subconsciously taught to hate Jews and anyone who was foreign living in 'their' country. Also, propaganda was used to persuade the rest of the population as only selected pieces of information about the Nazis was displayed.
Why did people support Hitler?
Hitler was very well-spoken and charismatic. At the time, Germans believed Hitler understood their conditions and made sense, they believed he united everyone by providing explanations for everything that Germans were put through.
How did Hitler and the Nazi Party treat Jews?
Jews were dismissed from important jobs in the civil service, the legal system, universities, schools and the media. Nazi textbooks used in school displayed Jews as evil, ugly people and Germans were taught that Jews were inferior to them.Jews were not permitted to use German property and were designated seats in public areas such as parks and on public transport. Jews were not able to marry or have sexual relations with an Aryan, violence towards Jews was introduced and groceries were not to be sold to them.
Jews were placed in concentration camps where they were rounded up to be killed in a gas chamber. Families were split apart, Jews were used for labour, and electric barbed wire fences kept prisoners within the confines of the camps. Jews were traumatised after seeing their family, friends and other Jews being killed, knowing that their time is coming soon. Approximately 6 million Jewish people were killed en masse and their deceased bodies were loaded onto trucks and thrown in the dump of the camps.
The Internet is for Aids
Nazi German National Anthem by The Internet is for Aids
Adolf Hitler Timeline (worksheet)
How did Hitler come to power? Resource by Mr Yelland, www.schoolhistory.co.uk
How did Hitler rule Germany? (worksheet)
Young People in Nazi Germany (worksheet)
The Nazis and racism (worksheet)
Adolf Hitler's Life: Timeline http://www.softschools.com/timelines/adolf_hitler_timeline/114/