OCR GCSE History: Germany 1925–1955

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A1:2 Germany 1925–1955

This depth study focuses on the relationship between the German people and the Nazi regime that ruled Germany from 1933–1945. The depth study ranges from 1925–1955 in order to provide the context for the Nazi period in Germany. Learners will need to be familiar with the key issues specified in the introduction to the non-British depth studies on page 14 of the specification. These issues will be assessed.

The rise and consolidation of the Nazi regime 1925–1934

  • Strengths and weaknesses of the Weimar Republic 1925–1928, including Nazi policies in the 1920s and the position of the party in 1928
  • The impact of the Depression on different groups in Germany
  • The political, social and economic crisis of 1929–1933
  • Rising support for Nazis 1929–1933
  • The Nazi consolidation of power 1933–1934, including the Reichstag Fire, the suspension of the Weimar constitution and the Enabling Act, the elections of March 1933, the takeover of/or collaboration with key institutions (particularly the army), and the elimination of opposition (including trade unions, opposition parties and the SA).

Nazi Germany and its people 1933–1939

  • Elements of the Nazi terror state, including the SA, SS, Gestapo, SD, courts and police
  • Nazi use of culture and propaganda
  • The personal popularity of Hitler
  • Attempts to create a National Community;
  • Economic policies of the Nazi regime and their effects on sections of German society (winners and losers)
  • Nazi social policies, including policies on women and youth
  • The lack of effective opposition to the regime
  • Persecution of Jews and other groups, including Roma, Jehovah’s Witnesses and homosexuals
  • Eugenics policies.

War and its legacy 1939–1955

  • Initial reaction to outbreak of war; changing fortunes of Germany in the war (initial gains and colonisation in East)
  • Growing impact of war, including bombing; extent of support for war effort
  • Opposition during war
  • Escalation of racial persecution leading to the Final Solution
  • Defeat and occupation
  • Allied policy of de-Nazification (methods and impact)
  • The differing experiences of people in East and West Germany 1945–1955.

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This module download also includes the following teaching resources:

  • L1 Art And Culture (pdf)
  • L1 Art And Culture (docx)
  • L1 German Revolution Info Hunt Posters (docx)
  • L1 German Revolution Info Hunt Posters (pdf)
  • L1 Homework 1 (pdf)
  • L1 Homework 1 (docx)
  • L1 Impact Of The Treaty Of Versailles (pdf)
  • L1 Impact Of The Treaty Of Versailles (docx)
  • L1 Impact Of Wwi (pptx)
  • L1 Impact Of Wwi On Germany Diagram (pptx)
  • L1 Impact Of Wwi On Germany Diagram (pdf)
  • L1 Invasion Of The Ruhr (mp4)
  • L10 Germany Up To 1955 (docx)
  • L10 Germany Up To 1955 (pdf)
  • L2 Hyperinflation In Germany (mp4)
  • L2 Recovery Of Weimar (pptx)
  • L2 Stresemann S Strategies (docx)
  • L2 Stresemann S Strategies (pdf)
  • L2 Stresemann S Strategies Information (pdf)
  • L2 Stresemann S Strategies Information (docx)
  • L3 25 Point Programme (pdf)
  • L3 25 Point Programme (doc)
  • L3 Adolf Hitler Timeline (docx)
  • L3 Adolf Hitler Timeline (pdf)
  • L3 Appeal Fill In The Blanks Sheet (doc)
  • L3 Appeal Fill In The Blanks Sheet (pdf)
  • L3 Consequences Of The Munich Putsch Blank Diagram (pdf)
  • L3 Consequences Of The Munich Putsch Blank Diagram (docx)
  • L3 Growth Of Nazi Party Popularity Wall Information (docx)
  • L3 Growth Of Nazi Party Popularity Wall Information (pdf)
  • L3 Hitler And Mein Kampf (doc)
  • L3 Hitler And Mein Kampf (pdf)
  • L3 Hitler And Mein Kampf Info (pdf)
  • L3 Hitler And Mein Kampf Info (doc)
  • L3 Hitler Facebook Homework (ppt)
  • L3 Hitler Facebook Homework (pdf)
  • L3 Hitler S Rise To Power (pptx)
  • L4 How Hitler Became Chancellor In 1933 (pdf)
  • L4 How Hitler Became Chancellor In 1933 (doc)
  • L4 Nazi Party Reorganisation (pdf)
  • L4 Nazi Party Reorganisation (docx)
  • L4 Night Of The Long Knives (pdf)
  • L4 Night Of The Long Knives (docx)
  • L4 Night Of The Long Knives The 20th Century World History Khan Academy (mp4)
  • L4 Reasons Why The Nazi Party Grew In Popularity 1929-32 (pdf)
  • L4 Reasons Why The Nazi Party Grew In Popularity 1929-32 (docx)
  • L5 Employment And Living Standard Information Gathering Sheet (docx)
  • L5 Employment And Living Standard Information Gathering Sheet (pdf)
  • L5 Employment And Living Standard Information Gathering Sheet 2 (docx)
  • L5 Employment And Living Standards (pdf)
  • L5 Employment And Living Standards (docx)
  • L5 Life In Nazi Germany Homework (pdf)
  • L5 Life In Nazi Germany Homework (docx)
  • L5 Nazi Germany Mark Scheme (doc)
  • L5 Nazi Germany Mark Scheme (pdf)
  • L5 Nazi Policies Towards German Youth (pdf)
  • L5 Nazi Policies Towards German Youth (docx)
  • L5 Nazi Policies Towards Women (mp4)
  • L5 Persecution Of The Minorities (doc)
  • L5 Persecution Of The Minorities (pdf)
  • L5 Social Darwinism And The Nazis (pdf)
  • L5 Social Darwinism And The Nazis (doc)
  • L5 Women In Germany Statistics (pdf)
  • L5 Women In Germany Statistics (doc)
  • L5- Life In Nazi Germany (pptx)
  • L6 Concentration And Death Camps (pdf)
  • L6 Concentration And Death Camps (doc)
  • L6 Hitler S Rise After The Reichstag Fire (mp4)
  • L6 How Did Hitler Rise To Power- Alex Gendler And Anthony Hazard (mp4)
  • L6 Martin Niemoller (mp4)
  • L6 Nazi Control And Dictatorship (pptx)
  • L6 Nazi Germany The Nazis And The Church Restistance To Hitler (mp4)
  • L6 Night Of The Long Knives (pdf)
  • L6 Night Of The Long Knives (docx)
  • L6 Night Of The Long Knives The 20th Century World History Khan Academy (mp4)
  • L6 The Edelweiss Pirates (mp4)
  • L6 The Role Of The Ss (pdf)
  • L6 The Role Of The Ss (doc)
  • L6 The Swing Youth Movement In Nazi Germany (mp4)
  • L6 The White Rose Movement (mp4)
  • L7 British Declaration Of War Radio Broadcast 3 Sept 1939 (mp4)
  • L7 Nazi Foreign Policy- Hitler S Foreign Policy Goals 1933 (mp4)
  • L7 Nazi Germany Foreign Policy (pptx)
  • L7 Road To Wwii Worksheet (pdf)
  • L7 Road To Wwii Worksheet (docx)
  • L8 War And Its Legacy 1939 (pdf)
  • L8 War And Its Legacy 1939 (docx)
  • L9 The Final Solution (pptx)
  • L9 The Wannsee Conference Information Sheet (pdf)
  • L9 The Wannsee Conference Information Sheet (docx)
  • OCR GCSE History Exam Booklets (zip)