This photo illustrates homosexual men (indicated by the upside down triangle on the uniforms, a symbol that was used to set homosexuals apart) wearing prisoner uniforms and being watched over by Nazis. This highlights Hitler's negative attitude towards homosexuality, showing that people were stripped of their freedom and were placed in concentration camps due to their sexual orientation, something they did not have control over. I choose this source as it shows how Germans seen as impure were not treated well and their standards of living decreased, so Nazi rule was not beneficial.
This image illustrates Germans hailing Hitler with heads slightly raised, and some have smiles on their faces. This shows how the Germans felt happy about Hitler and his way of ruling. They were satisfied, which is quite an advancement from the humiliation they probably suffered under the Treaty of Versailles. Hitler managed to instill a sense of pride into the people of Germany despite how unfairly they were treated during the making of the Treaty of Versailles. I choose this source as it clearly shows how joyful the Germans were under the Nazi rule, so it was beneficial for the Germans in this aspect.
This short video shows how life was like for a German child under Nazi rule and Hitler's ideals. The radio was used to broadcast propaganda about the Nazis, and at the age of 10, he was required to join the Hitler Youth, which if you denied you would face its consequences by getting confronted and forced to join. Even children did not get to have a say in what they did. I choose this source as it shows how Germans were stripped of the freedom to make their own decisions, so the rule of the Nazis was not pleasant.
This article talks about how under the reign of Hitler, the number of unemployed Germans has dropped drastically over the course of six years, but this change has occurred at the costs of the Germans. Women with jobs (doctors, civil servants, etc.) were dismissed to make way for males, and these women were left unemployed, figures that were not considered. Women who wanted to work were forced to stay at home instead of making a living. While more jobs were given and productivity increased, boosting the economy, Germans' standards of living did not improve as wage-rates were still stagnant with the Nazis ruling the trade unions. I choose this source as it clearly describes that while Germany did grow and experience progress economically, Nazi rule was not beneficial socially.
This article describes how prevalent censorship was in Germany under the rule of the Nazis. Certain types of music, jokes, writing and such, all forms of self-expression, were met with disastrous consequences, like being banned, getting imprisoned or killed. The Nazis' ideologies were so strictly enforced that any little idea opposing it would be seen as a threat to be eliminated. I choose this source as it shows how Germans were simply expected to be mindlessly accepting of an idea that was completely new to them, and how little of an opinion they were entitled to, so Nazi rule was not beneficial to them.
This cartoon illustrates a man being tortured as punishment for not wanting to hail Hitler, and the Nazis with the Swastika embedded on their uniforms are simply standing at attention with no reaction to the scene. This shows that the Nazis had no mercy towards people who did not support Hitler, disallowing anybody from forming any other political opinions. I choose this source as it clearly shows how Hitler's rule has limited the Germans' freedom, so Nazi Germany was not beneficial.
This 14 min video highlights how with the introduction of Hitler Youth, children were becoming more brainwashed by propaganda about the Nazis. The video clearly indicates the unrest within a family when the child is recruited in the Hitler Youth, their mindsets on Hitler clashing, and this is likely not the only family to face this problem. Children from the Hitler Youth would even go so far as to turn their own parents in, creating wariness among families. Moreover, prejudices were beginning to become instilled in the children of the Hitler Youth, as can be seen when the son tells his mother that he finds it wrong that a Jew touched him. This creates a barrier between the Germans and the Jews who were probably once friends. I choose this source as it accurately illustrates the problem of unnecessary tension and unhappiness between Jews, Germans and families within the country, so Nazi rule was not beneficial for Germany.
This article speaks about how much the education in Germany had changed, that it was nearly only propaganda for the Nazis. Many of the initial teachers lost their jobs if they refused to teach about Hitler, and were replaced by those who did, or at least pretended to, support Hitler's claims. This led to some students finding it hard to accept what they were being taught because they were unsure if their teachers actually believed in the information that they passed on, making education quite ineffective. I choose this source as it indicates just how Nazi Germany has created problems in the education of its children, so Nazi rule was not beneficial.