Life in Nazi Germany Essay

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School children
Teachers
Teachers who were known to be critical of the Nazi Party were dismissed and the rest were sent away to be trained for a month in National Socialist principles. As a further precaution schools could only use textbooks that have been approved by the party. By 1936 32 per cent of all teachers were members of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP). This was twice as many as in most other professions.

Curriculum
Bernard Rust introduced a new curriculum, a Nazi curriculum. Considerable emphasis was made on Physical education/training and history. New courses included racial sciences and origins on the Nazi Party. Religious studies were reduced and ceased to be an exam subject and attendance at prayers
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Over a thousand people lost their jobs. Rust justified his actions by claiming that: "We must have a new Aryan generation at the universities, or else we will lose the future."

Indoctrination of Nazi ideas through school books.
Everything seemed to relate to Germanys past[the Peace Treaty of Versailles], war[maths problems]. The education was teaching them how to think like Hitler and Nazis as they were all to be future Nazis. They were brainwashing them through education.

Children and young people at leisure.
In 1926, Kurt Gruber formed the first group of young members of the NSDAP. Rudolph Hess suggested the name of Hitler Youth[Hitlerjugend] and later on that year, leadership of the youngsters went on to a member of the SA, Franz von Pfeffer.
Pfeffer's main intention was to train young men to fight against members of left-wing youth groups. The Hitler Youth (HJ) were taken over by Ernst Rohm in 1930 and remained as a adjunct to the SA. After Rohm was murdered during the Night of the Long Knives the group came under the control of Baldur von Schirach, the Reich youth leader.
Schirach asked Adolf Hitler to allow him to create an independent youth movement. Hitler agreed and Schirach now made several important changes to the way it was organized. In 1936 membership of the HJ was made compulsory for all boys aged 15 and 18. At the same time all other youth organizations

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