This website shows the benefits of Nazi rule like how the Nazis implemented a major programme of public works, such as building and repairing roads, railways and houses which significantly helped reduce unemployment. Thousands of job were also created with Germany building up its armed forces. Conscription of men into the army also helped reduce the unemployment figures. I choose this source as it shows how Nazi rule help to reduce unemployment and how this causes many Germans to accept Nazi rule.
This photo shows a boy sitting on a bench in a public park. The words painted on the bench say, “For Aryans only.” By law, German and Austrian Jews were prohibited from using many public facilities except those marked “For Jews only.” I choose this picture as it shows that the Jews and Aryans were separated and each have allocated facilities. This tells us that the Jews were ill treated by the Nazis and that they were being segregated and have limited freedom as they cannot even choose a bench to sit on. This suggests that life was not beneficial under the Germans.
This video shows how Hitler solved unemployment in Germany. The video shows how the farmers who went bankrupt in the depression were given jobs and they traveled in special trains and marched for hours to get as close to the front as possible. The farmers think of that as a thank you for having a future again. I choose this source as it shows us how the Germans viewed the Nazi rule. Through the lively music and positive vibes in the video and the happiness and joy of the people, live of the German were looking up during the Nazi rule and thus, this suggests that Nazi rule was beneficial for Germany.
This cartoon depicts a uniformed Nazi officer pointing a gun at a voter who is holding a large pencil, forcing him to mark his ballot paper in favour of Adolf Hitler, Germany. The officer is drawn larger as compared to the voter. This shows that the Nazis have a lot of power and control and it gives off an intimidating vibe. I choose this source as it suggests that people were forced to support Nazi rule or their lives will be threatened as highlighted by the gun that the uniformed officer is holding. This tells us that people were most likely forced to be in favour of the Nazi rule and that people did not benefit as much from the Nazi rule as they were "controlled" by the Nazis.
This website shows the benefits that people gained from the policies implemented. It shows the good life of people during the Nazi rule by stating how everyone have a job, rewards such as evening classes, theater trips, picnics, and even free holidays were given to workers and how the Nazis devised a scheme to allow workers to buy a Volkswagen Beetle car for a small weekly payment. I choose this source as it shows that some people did indeed led a happy lifestyle under the Nazi rule and that Nazi rule actually did benefited people who were unemployed.
This photo shows a group of children reading an antisemitic German children's book, DER GIFTPILZ (The Poisonous Mushroom). The book was intended as anti-Semitic propaganda. This book portrayed the Jews as horrible people who are ruthless. The book implied that the Jews led communism and wish to sacrifice Germany to Russia's good. The book also claims that Jews abuse their German servants. One of the final chapters of the book blames the Jews for the death of Jesus. I choose this photo as it shows that the Nazi government uses propaganda to falsely accuse the Jews of carrying out misdeeds and wanted people to believe that the Jews are terrible people so as to justify their dehumanisation of the Jews. This suggests under the Nazi rule, the Jews were treated unfairly and thus, life under Nazi rule is not beneficial.