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History
Course
History 2145A/B
Professor
David Norton
Semester
Winter

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Hist1403E January 23, 2012 Lecture 24 TOPIC Society – Nazi Germany  The primary Nazi Germany was to create an entirely new society. Do they achieve it? Education  It is claimed by some that Hitler was not especially concerned with education because it did not emphasize the German way (lacking in history, English, sociology, etc. and emphasize mathematics, history, physical education, etc.).  In the beginning, Jews were allowed to teach non-Jews.  He wanted to teach from the children up – every level should be given opportunities.  University was not a priority (there was no financial support or grants), and there was an increased stress on hands-on, practical learning. Youth  Wandervogel o Germany had a history of providing fun education. This was started with the concept of Wandervogel = “singing birds.” o The idea was that wealthy families could send their children to this group (only for boys) to focus on trips to a place of historical significance. This would instill pride in your country. It incorporated being away from the family (one weekend per month) and learning independence. It was very Christian-based and Kaiser focused. o No Jews!  Deutches Bund o “The German Bunch”; very similar in outlook, but more aggressive. Instead of games, this group teaches fighting and battle tactics. o Not for such wealthy backgrounds; for the middle-lower class. o Focus was to instill warfare, pride, and revenge.  Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth) o Originally this was a voluntary group. o 1936 – Hitler Youth Law  It became mandatory and more real than mock. They would go in and fight with other groups of different interests.  There was no more interest in the Kaiser.  Trained future Nazi leaders. They would learn how to control groups and about the Nazi party platform.  Magazines were printed to promote this movement.  Winter Works Project  Hitler and the Nazi party wanted to look good internationally.  Members of the youth would go into communities to help the less fortunate. Women and Family  “Kinder, Kirche, Kuche” = Children, Church, and Kitchen. o This was the Nazis saying that they wanted to promote the upbringing of children. o There should be education f
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