HIST 1084 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Volksgemeinschaft, Hyperinflation, Lebensraum

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19 Apr 2017
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Course
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Module 5
The Flipside of Democracy
The Rise of Nazism (1919-1938)
Weimar Republic
Mein Kampf
Volksgemeinschaft
Nuremberg Laws
Kristallnacht
Horrific period for those on the wrong side of the conflict
Weimar Republic
1919-1933
Versailles humiliated Germans
Weimar weak, tainted, ineffective
Hyperinflation, unemployment, dismembered country
Fear of communism
Opportunity for Fascists
Hate foreign enemies
Treaty of Versailles
The Fascist Rise
Treaty of Versailles
‘Stab in the back’
Freikorps
Hyperinflation
Communist threat
National socialist German Workers Party
Angry and motivated group
Anti-semitic
Adolf Hitler
Born in Austria in 1889
Shattered by WWI defeat
Jews and Communists “stabbed Germany in the back”
1920 National Socialist German Workers Party
Great control
Template of Mussolini
1923: launches unsuccessful “Beer Hall Putsch”
Arrested
Tried to overthrow government
fails
Imprisoned for 9 months
Treason
Writes manifesto
Mein Kampf
1925
“My Struggle”
Anti-semitic
Aryans
Jews: blame
Lebensraum
Living space
Territory lost by Germans
Aryans deserve territory to match greatness
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