Assess the Effectiveness of the Nazi Party in Creating Changes in German Society in the Period 1933-39

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From 1933, the Nazis Party have aimed to create the policy of Volksgemeinschaft, this is a component focused on the heart of the people’s community based on traditional values of the German people. The German society underwent radical changes under the Nazi regime as Hitler introduced various policies that have had a substantial effect on 6 prominent groups: German women, youth, schools and universities and churches, working class and the Jews. The implementation of Hitler’s new policies in the period 1933-1939 can be assessed to have significantly effected and transformed Germany society socially and culturally.
Women were immensely affected by the policy of Volksgemeinschaf as Nazi Party had conservative aims when it came to the role of
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However, Its leader Niemoller was arrested in 1937 was sent to the concentration camp Dachau under Hitler’s orders.
Churches such as the Catholic beliefs have contradicted the ideologies of Hitler. In 1933, Hitler signed a Concordat with the Pope that promised that the Church could operate in Germany without interference and in return, the Pope agreed to keep the Catholic Church out of politics. The Catholic authorities attempted to hold on to their privileges whilst the Nazis attempted to undermine them. The Nazis gradually created groups within the Catholic Church to disseminate Nazi propaganda and at the same time, has suppressed the activities of Catholic schools and banned Catholic newspapers. These developments made the Pope very disillusioned and hence a total of 400 Catholic priests were incarcerated in the Dachau concentration camp under Hitler’s commands [ ]. This thus shows the significance of Hitler’s power over others and for this reason, it portrays the effectiveness of Hitler creating changes in the Church in order to create the policy of the Volksgemeinschaft in German Society.
The Nazi party also made changes to German’s working conditions and the economy of Germany. “Before 1933 Germany was a democracy. Germany had fair elections; nobody had their right to vote abused; there were numerous political parties you could vote for”, Turman describes German politics before Hitler comes to power [ ]. As Hitler won

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