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Why did the people of Germany love the Fuhrer?
An introduction to Norah Waln and her work from the 1930s. The clip highlights one of the main reasons behind the German support for Hitler was his ability to solve the problem of unemployment through work programmes. Figures for unemployment for the 1930s are used to illustrate the points, along with Norah's descriptions and contemporary newsreels. The clip culminates in the idea that the Nazis promoted the enjoyment of work and the giving of one's self to the greater good of the Reich.
Could be used to provide evidence for questions on Hitler or on the methods used to tackle unemployment. It could be used in conjuction with other clips or other sources of information on Hitler to analyse change and continuity in the appeal of Hitler. The clip could be used to look at reasons why the Nazis faced such little opposition in the years after 1933. It could also be used to establish facts about how the Nazis tackled unemployment and how successful they were. Students could also watch the clip and decide, using only the clip, which reason for support was the most important to the people of Germany - Hitler or tackling unemployment. See all the other clips about Nora Waln's experiences in pre-war Germany: #3256, 03272, 03273, 03274 and 03275
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