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Unit: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1919-1939

Lessons:

32 lessons

The German Reich, 1871-1918

In our first lesson we will examine how Germany was formed in 1871, and how its creation influenced how it was ruled between 1871 and 1918. This will be the first introduction to some key concepts that will be revisited throughout the Germany course and will give us some insight into why these concepts were so vital to the narrative of Germany after the end of WWI.

How did the Nazi party view and portray minorities in society?

This lesson covers content on the persecution of minorities in Nazi Germany between 1933-1939. The minorities that are examined include, people with disabilities, Roma, Sinti and Gypsy communities, black people, homosexuals and Jews. For some people this will be be a sensitive topic. If that applies to you, you may want to do the rest of this lesson with a trusted adult nearby who can support.

How did the persecution of the Jews escalate after 1933?

This lesson covers content on the specific events leading up to The Holocaust in Nazi Germany between 1933-1939 such as the 1933 boycott of Jewish shops, the 1935 Nuremberg Laws and the events of Kristallnacht in November 1938. There is also information provided about the genocide that took place during World War Two, although this is not explored in detail in this lesson. For some people this will be be a sensitive topic. If that applies to you, you may want to do the rest of this lesson with a trusted adult nearby who can support.