Rise of Hitler Revision Lesson (Preview)

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Why did people support Hitler?

Hitler’s promises

People supported Hitler because he promised them what they wanted and needed to hear.

The Weimar Republic appeared to have no idea how to solve the problems of the Depression. The Nazis on the other hand promised to solve the problems. Hitler promised most groups in Germany what they wanted. Hitler used the Jews and other sections of society as scapegoats, blaming all the problems on them. To Germans at the time Hitler made sense, he united everyone by providing explanations for Germany’s problems.

People in Germany were tired of their poor quality of life. Hitler promised to make Germany proud again – it was exactly what people wanted to hear. Hitler pledged something for every part of Germany society:

 Group Promise
 Farmers Higher
prices for their produce - making
up for all their losses during
the Depression.
building public works such as
roads and stadiums.
restore the profits of small
business and the value of savings.  To
end the Communist threat.

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