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Discuss The Goal Of Creating The Volkgemeinschaft In The Organisation Of German Society Between 1933 45

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Today I will be discussing with you, the idea of Volksgemeinschaft or national socialism, and the politics behind this Nazi belief.Volksgemeinschaft was an attempt by the German Nazi party to establish a national community of unified mind, will and spirit. It was the desire to establish a total state where the interests of the individual were strictly subordinate. As Hitler said in a speech made in October 1933, "National socialism, desires to safeguard the volk, if necessary even at the expense of the individual. It is essential that the individual should slowly come to realise that his own ego is unimportant when compared with the existence of the whole people".Volksgemeinschaft as a National Community identified the denial of all differences in origin, ...view middle of the document...

The Nazi Propagandists constantly set up and invented new ideas and events, in order to produce the alleged class and condition less community. An example of it was the so-called "potting Sunday". This is where everyone was to eat a pot of food to show that everyone is equal and that everyone from rich to poor could eat the same.Children were also educated with knowledge of the Science of the Races and continual encouragement of a total state.Those involved with this Nazi movement were only those of pure Arian race. All other races were excluded such as Jews. When Volksgemeinschaft started to progress throughout society it was above all, an instrument to exclude the Jews from the community. Laws such as genetic manufacturing were also put into action to preserve the pure Arian race. All this shows how Volksgemeinschaft allowed a support for the destruction of "inferior" human lives. These conceptions were supported through pervasive Nazi propaganda which promoted "healthy body people".Volksgemeinschaft was a very important goal as it persuaded a lot of Germans to believe in the Nazi ideologies and it let Nazism become many German's way of life. Before the Nazi regime there was a huge disparity between the rich and the poor, huge unemployment and uncontrollable hyperinflation so Volksgemeinschaft was appealing to the German people as it promised equality stability. National Socialism saw itself not only as a political movement, but as a world view too and I agree that a lot of Germans thought of it this way. They let Nazism become a part of their way of living and that is why Hitler had so much control over the German people, because of the goal of creating Volksgemeinschaft in the organization of German society.

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