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Anne Frank: Life in Germany
Hitler turns Germany into a dictatorship. After the fire at the Reichstag building, the Nazi regime begins to pursue political opponents. Jews begin to suffer the Nazis’ antisemitism. They face discriminatory rules, violence and boycotts.
Nazi Policy Towards Women
In Weimar Germany, there had been new opportunities for women. They experimented with their appearances, some took jobs and women were treated as equal citizens within the some ways, with some greater freedoms acquired but some women had experienced very little change. The Nazis had clear ideas of what they wanted from women.
Employment & Living Standards
The German people had suffered terribly during both the First World War and the Depression and a huge part of the Nazis’ appeal was that they promised to make Germany’s economy strong again. Hitler aimed for full employment and by 1939 there was virtually no official unemployment in Germany. He also wanted to make Germany self-sufficient (a concept known as autarky), but the attempt to do so was ultimately unsuccessful.
Holocaust Survivor Testimonies