+ All Nazi Germany Essays:
- The Holocaust and the Cultivation of Bigotry and Hate
- Why Was There so Little Opposition to the Nazi Regime?
- Nations of Change in Germany and Russia
- The Reasons Hitler Came To Power
- To What Extent Were the Consequences of Wwi the Causes of Wwii
- Nazi Propaganda Reached an Extreme State with the Passing of the Nuremberg Laws
- The Nazi Regime Depended More on Broad Popularity Than Terror in the Years 1933
- How Important Was the Role of Bismarck in the Unification of Germany?
- Rhetoric of Adolf Hitler
- Compare and Contrast the Relative Hofstedeâ€™s Cultural Dimensions of Usa, China, Germany and India
- Unmanageable Divisions: The Result of Bismarckian Politics in Turn of the Century Germany
- Who was Oskar Schindler?
- Atrocities of the Holocaust
- Unification of Germany
- Elwira Bauer's Nazi Propagandist Children's Book Trust No Fox on Green Meadow and no Jew upon his Oath
- Rise of Nazism and Enlightenment Thought
- Anti-Semitic German Propaganda
- The Holocaust Research Paper
- Giordano Entered a Contract Joint Venture with Real in Germany, Why This Form Was Chosen Than Other Forms of International Market Entry Method?
- Comparing Gun Control Laws in Kentucky, USA and Germany
- Propaganda by Radio in the Third Reich
- Marketing Report Jack Wills Germany
- Should the State of East Prussia be Returned to Germany?
- To What Extent Was Germany a Parliamentary Democracy?
- Why Did Hitler and the Nazi Party Lose Support from 1924-1929?
- The Nazi Euthanasia Programme Based on Racial Purity Theories
- Success/ Failure of Nazi Policies on Women
- The Lasting Impression of World War I
- Boost Juice in Germany
- The Reasons Hitler was Made Chancellor of Germany
- Irena Sendler, The Woman Who Saved Children From the Nazis
- Paideia as Bildung in Germany in the Age of Enlightenment
- Health Care System in Germany
- Adolf Hitler: Leader of the Nazi Party
- Causes of World War I: Germany
- The Holocaust's Effect on the German Jew
- Hitler's Rise to Power
- A Look Into Germany
- “During the Period 1939-45 Opponents Within the Army Posed a Greater Threat to Hitler and the Nazi Regime Than Any Other Opposition Group.”
- What Caused the Holocaust?
- British Policy of Appeasement at the Beginning of World War Two
- To What Extent Was Germany Responsible for the First World War?
- Nazi Concentration Camps
- The Weimar Republic's Failure and Hitler's Gain of Power in 1933
- The Treaty of Versailles
- The Extermination of Jews Living in Germany
- Why Was Hitler Able to Dominate Germany by 1934
- Hitler's Story
- To what Extent was Hitlet Able to Control the Church
- The Importance of the Renaissance to the Reformation in Germany
- How Successful Was Nazi Propaganda from 1933 to 1939?
- Taking a Look at the Holocaust
- Nazis and Khmer Rouge
- Hitler and the Nazi Party
- The Religions, Holidays, Festivals, and Food of Germany
- Comparing Welfare Provision in Germany and England
- Examine the practical and the morale constraints upon Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust.
- Metaphors of Management and Organization in Germany and France
- The Final Solution
- Adolf Hitler
- history As germany and italy
- Reasons for the Rise of Nazi Party and the Collapse of the Weimar Repu
- The Holocaust: The Biggest Hate Crime in the World
- How Hitler Came to Power
- Black Germans During the Holocaust
- The Impact of Globalization on Germany
- Holocaust Sociology
- The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
- Making Meanings Essay
- The Problems Facing Bismarck in Germany in 1871-1890
- To What Extent Did Hitler Manipulate the German Population into Following his Nazi Regime
- The Change of the Treatment of the Nazis from 1939-1945
- Russia, Germany, China -which country is best choice of U.S automobile company investment?
- To What Extent Did the Nazis Establish a Volksgemeinschaft?
- Causes of the Holocaust
- The Effect of the Great Depression on Hitler's Power
- Adolf Hitler
These Nazi Germany essay questions have been written and compiled by Alpha History authors, for use by teachers and students. They can also be used for short-answer questions and other research or revision tasks. If you would like to contribute a question to this page, please contact Alpha History.
1. Describe the life of Adolf Hitler between 1905 and 1918. How might Hitler’s experiences in this period have shaped his political views and ideas?
2. Identify and discuss five key elements of Nazi ideology. What did the Nazis believe and what were their objectives?
3. Nazism presented as a new ideology but drew heavily on traditional ideas. Identify links between Nazism and German ideas and values of the 19th century.
4. Discuss how Germany’s defeat in World War I contributed to the ideology of nationalist groups like the NSDAP.
5. With reference to primary sources, explain the relationship between the NSDAP and communism. Why were the Nazis so antagonistic towards communist and socialist parties?
6. Compare the organisation, membership and ideology of the NSDAP with another post-war nationalist group, such as the German National People’s Party (DNVP). In what ways were the Nazis different from other nationalists?
7. What were the functions of the NSDAP’s two paramilitary branches: the Sturmabteilung (SA) and the Schutzstaffel (SS). Discuss the organisation, culture and ideology of these groups.
8. Hitler was inspired by fascist ideology and Mussolini’s successful ‘March on Rome’ in 1922. In what ways were German Nazism and Italian fascism both similar and different?
The Nazi rise to power
1. The German Workers’ Party (DAP) was one of many small nationalist groups in post-war Germany. What factors led to this group becoming a major political force in Germany?
2. Chart the course of Hitler’s rise in the NSDAP. Was it leadership qualities or political manipulation that allowed Hitler to gain control of the party?
3. What were the objectives of the NSDAP’s Munich putsch? Why did this putsch ultimately fail?
4. How did the NSDAP evolve and change after Hitler’s time in prison in 1924? How and why did the party change its tactics?
5. What impact did the Great Depression have on German society? How did this benefit Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP?
6. Discuss the outcomes of Hitler’s failed bid for the presidency in 1932.
7. Paul von Hindenburg was initially reluctant to appoint Adolf Hitler as chancellor of Germany. With reference to particular people and events, explain what changed his mind.
8. How did Germans respond to Hitler’s appointment as chancellor in January 1933?
The Nazi state
1. How did Hitler and the Nazis use the Reichstag fire of February 1933 to consolidate and extend their power over Germany?
2. Investigate how the world press responded to Hitler’s appointment as chancellor, the Reichstag fire and the Enabling Act.
3. With reference to five specific policies or events, explain how the Nazis marginalised or eliminated resistance in 1933 and 1934.
4. Explain the structure and organisation of the Nazi government. Where did real power reside in the Nazi state: with Hitler, with other leaders or elsewhere?
5. How did the Nazis attempt to resolve Germany’s economic woes? Who were the key players in Nazi economic policy?
6. Discuss the relationship between Hitler, the NSDAP and the Reichswehr or German military between 1933 and 1939. What issues or policies parties agree and disagree about?
7. What were the roles of paramilitary groups the Schutzstaffel (SS) and Sturmabteilung (SA) in the Nazi state?
8. Explain why propaganda was a critical part of the Nazi state. Who was responsible for Nazi propaganda and how did they justify it?
Life in Nazi Germany
1. Discuss how women were viewed by the Nazi regime and incorporated into Nazi society. How did German women respond to Hitler and his program for them?
2. Why did Hitler and the NSDAP place a high priority on children? Explain how children were embraced and incorporated into the Nazi movement.
3. How did work and workplaces change in Germany in the 1930s? Were German workers better or worse off under a Nazi state?
4. Referring to specific examples, explain how propaganda promoted Nazi ideas about society, family and gender.
5. Discuss how the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games was used by the Nazi regime to reinforce and promote their ideas and values.
6. The German Weimar period (1918-1933) was known for its artistic innovation and modern culture. Discuss how art and culture changed under the Nazi government.
7. Investigate the methods used by Nazi security agencies, particularly the Gestapo and the Sicherheitsdienst (SD). How did these bodies minimise and eliminate resistance and opposition?
8. Discuss how eugenics determined or influenced Nazi social policies during the 1930s. Which people or groups were most affected by eugenics-based policies?
9. It is often claimed that Hitler and the Nazis were atheists. Was this really the case? Explain Nazi attitudes toward both God and organised religion and how these attitudes were reflected in Nazi policy.
10. Anti-Semitism underpinned many Nazi actions and policies during the 1930s. Referring to specific laws and policies, explain how the Nazi regime attempted to extract German Jews from positions of influence.