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Nazi Germany

History courses for your students

Do you want to save dozens of hours in time? Get your evenings and weekends back?

If so, you'll love our interactive history courses. Your students will be able to work through courses on specific history topics, track their progress, take quizzes to test their knowledge, and finish with a final assessment test.

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Course Overview

After the First World War, many Germans resented the Weimar government for its decision to surrender. Germany was then reprimanded by the Allied powers through the Treaty of Versailles. Among the dominant parties that emerged was the German Workers’ Party, renamed as the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (Nazi), led by Adolf Hitler.

The ambitious and charismatic Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler, became the Chancellor of Germany in 1933. After a year, he declared himself Führer and ruled with absolute power until the outbreak of the Second World War. Between the year 1933 and 1934, Hitler was able to dominate the Nazi Party and Germany. Historians believe that he successfully staged events to grab power and become Germany’s dictator.

When the Nazis and Hitler consolidated power in 1934, they immediately created a terror-state through intimidation and fear. The Enabling Act made Hitler’s dictatorship legal, while commons Germans were scared to disobey Nazi laws.

The complete control over Germany was achieved through a number of Nazi-created organisations.

After the First World War and the Great Depression, the German people lost confidence in the Weimar Republic. The idea of democracy soon diminished in the minds of the German people. As a result, many were easily persuaded to join political factions that promised a new and revived Germany. The most prominent was the Nazi Party with Hitler’s 25-Point Programme.

Sometimes called Hitler’s War, the Second World War broke out with the Führer’s attempt to dominate Europe. As part of the Nazi idea of Lebensraum, Hitler focused on expanding the German living space by invading neighbouring countries, such as Poland, Denmark and France. During the war, Germany turned into a war economy and was responsible for atrocities against non-Aryans.

This self-guided course is designed for you to work through on your own using the resources and suggested learning activities provided.

Over the five lessons in the course, you'll learn about the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, the establishment of Hitler’s dictatorship, elements of the Nazi State, life under the Nazi Regime & Nazi Germany and World War II.

Part 1: The Rise of Hitler and the Nazis

In this lesson, we'll define key terms, be familiar with the Nazi leader - Adolf Hitler, analyse Hitler’s 25 Point Programme & trace the events which led to the rise of the Nazi Party.

Part 1 Quiz: The Rise of Hitler and the Nazis

Take this quiz to make sure you understand the rise of Hitler and the Nazis.

Part 2: The establishment of Hitler’s dictatorship

In this lesson, we'll define key terms, be familiar with Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor, analyse key events leading to Hitler’s dictatorship & assess how Hitler and the Nazis consolidated power.

Part 2 Quiz: The establishment of Hitler’s dictatorship

Take this quiz to make sure you understand the establishment of Hitler’s dictatorship.

Part 3: Elements of the Nazi State

In this lesson, we'll define key words and terms, analyse the roles played by the Gestapo, SA, and SS & assess the use of propaganda and censorship in building the Nazi culture.

Part 3 Quiz: Elements of the Nazi State

Take this quiz to make sure you understand the elements of the Nazi State.

Part 4: Life under the Nazi Regime

In this lesson, we'll define key terms, understand the economic and social policies of the Nazi regime, be familiar with the status of Nazi women & analyse how the youth were indoctrinated with Nazi culture and ideals

Part 4 Quiz: Life under the Nazi Regime

Take this quiz to make sure you understand the life under the Nazi Regime.

Part 5: Nazi Germany and World War II

In this lesson, we'll define key terms, understand the role of Germany in the outbreak of the Second World War, evaluate the impact of the war on the German people & have a deep understanding of the fate of minorities in Germany.

Part 5 Quiz: Nazi Germany and World War II

Take this quiz to make sure you understand the Nazi Germany and World War II.

Nazi Germany Course Assessment

Take this quiz to make sure you understand the origins of the Nazi Germany.