Impact of the Nazi state

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A sinister image; the SS march holding Nazi party flags, Nuremberg, 1933.
© 2012 Yad Vashem The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority.

On coming to power Hitler and the Nazis sought to impose their control over the whole of German politics and society. The policies, measures and programmes they developed affected the lives of every member of German society.

These included:

  • Employment
  • Education
  • The Family
  • Women
  • Children
  • Culture and leisure
  • The Churches 

This section of The Holocaust Explained will help you learn and understand how the Hitler and the Nazis managed to develop and implement these policies and also how they supported the Nazi consolidation of power. 

By reading the text and using the resources you will learn how these measures affected millions of people in Germany whose lives ofwere changed forever.