Lessons 1 - 16 can be used to provide essential information on the rise of the Nazis and their consolidation of power. They help contextualise the events of 1939 -1945. They should be used in conjunction with the relevant testimonies and textbooks.

Resource List

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1. Who Was Hitler and Who Were the Nazis

By: Hannah Jakobsen

Powerpoint presentation about Adolf Hitler and the events and ideas that shaped his philosophy and led to his rise as leader of the Nazi party.


2. The Nazi Party 1924 - 1929

By: Hannah Jakobsen

The Nazi Party did not exist in 1920 and enjoyed little mass support in the 1930s. But by 1932 it was almost the biggest political party in Germany. How was this achieved?


3. The Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression

By: Hannah Jakobsen

This Power Point provides an insight into the economic crisis, which is essential in explaining why extremism on both the left and the right became more likely.


4. The Appeal of the Nazis after 1929

By: Hannah Jakobsen

This Power Point provides the students with an overview of the factors that increased the popularity of Hitler and the Nazi Party in the early 1930s.


5. Hitler becomes Chancellor

By: Hannah Jakobsen

This Power Point examines the reasons why, despite their suspicions, the conservative elite decided to make Hitler Chancellor.


6. From Chancellor to Dictator

By: Hannah Jakobsen

This Power Point identifies the moves made by the Nazis that very quickly ensured they destroyed the last vestiges of democracy in Germany.


7. Consolidation of Power

By: Hannah Jakobsen

This Power Point describes the methods used by the Nazis to consolidate power.


8. The Role of Hitler

By: Hannah Jakobsen

This Power Point provides a consideration of the significance of Hitler ‘s role in German politics in the 1930s.


9. Why were the Nazis able to stay in power 1933 -1939?

By: Hannah Jakobsen

This Power Point identifies the means by which the Nazis were able to ensure they kept a tight grip on power in the years 1933 -1939.


10. Fear and State Terrorism

By: Hannah Jakobsen

This Power Point examines the forces used by the Nazis to prevent the rise of any significant opposition. It provides an insight into the creation of a Police State.


11. Why were the Nazis able to stay in power? Nazi economic policy

By: Hannah Jakobsen

What were the economic policies of the Nazi party. Were these policies successful?


12. Propaganda

By: Hannah Jakobsen

How did the Nazis use propaganda to strengthen their rule in Germany, 1933-1939?


13. Youth and Education in Nazi Germany

By: Hannah Jakobsen

This Power Point discusses the Nazi attitude to the young and their means of creating support from young people and, in the long term, a pliable military force.


14. Co-operation and Opposition in Nazi Germany

By: Hannah Jakobsen

This Power Point considers both those who co-operated with the state and the difficulties that faced those who opposed the regime.


15. Why did the Nazis Persecute the Jews?

By: Hannah Jakobsen

This Power Point provides a consideration of the reasons why the Nazis adopted racist policies and in particular focussed on the Jews.


16. How did the Nazis Persecute the Jews?

By: Hannah Jakobsen

This Power Point examines the increasing levels of persecution faced by the Jews of Germany from 1933 onwards.


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