The Nazis sought to appeal to a wide audience.
Go back over this section of The Holocaust Explained.
Produce a mind map that highlights the various policies
Explain why each of these may have appealed to many Germans.
The Nazis gathered support across the whole spectrum of the population as they sought to capitalise on the various hopes, fears and needs of the German people.
The talking heads (above) illustrate how the Nazis appealed to wide range of people across German.
Hitler promised to overturn the Treaty of Versailles and stop reparations and to give Germany back her pride.
He also promised to re-arm Germany, contrary to the Treaty. By recruiting a large army and building a whole new navy and air force, Hitler would be able to reduce unemployment. This promise made him popular both with some sections of the unemployed and the military.
Hitler’s promise of strong government and stability was widely supported particularly by industrialists, who were terrified of the left wing unions and communism. Particularly after the Wall Street Crash, many big businessmen made huge donations to the Nazi Party.