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11.   Hitler Visits a Thyssen Factory in the Ruhr Region (1935)
German heavy industry reaped greater benefits from the National Socialist armaments program than any other sector of the economy. But it was also the place where conflicts arose between the Nazi....
Hitler Visits a Thyssen Factory in the Ruhr Region (1935)
12.   Anti-Fascist Imagery: "Hurrah, the Butter is Gone!" (December 19, 1935)
The leftist weekly Worker's Illustrated Newspaper [Arbeiter Illustrierte Zeitung] was published from 1921 to 1938. At first, it focused on the construction of the Soviet state in Russia.....
Anti-Fascist Imagery:
13.   The I.G. Farben Company Presents its Synthetic Rubber ("Buna") (1936)
National Socialist economic policy pursued the main goal of "autarky," that is, total national....
The I.G. Farben Company Presents its Synthetic Rubber (
14.   Land Reclamation: Members of the Reich Labor Service Construct Drainage Channels (1936)
Starting on June 26, 1935, all young men between 18 and 25 had to do six months of community work in the Reich Labor Service [Reichsarbeitsdienst or RAD]. For young women, service as "work....
Land Reclamation: Members of the Reich Labor Service Construct Drainage Channels (1936)
15.   Workers Shortly before the Completion of a New Section of the Reich Autobahn (1936)
One of the largest Nazi job-creation programs was the construction of the Reich Autobahn network, which began in September 1933. The idea for a country-wide, multi-lane highway system was based on....
Workers Shortly before the Completion of a New Section of the Reich Autobahn (1936)
16.   Göring and Hitler on the Obersalzberg (October 1, 1936)
From left to right, we see Hitler and Hermann Göring (foreground), and Baldur von Schirach, head of the Hitler....
Göring and Hitler on the Obersalzberg (October 1, 1936)
17.   A Company Party at Rhein Metal-Borsig Company, with Swastika Decorations (1937)
The chief goal of the Four-Year Plan was the central coordination, production, and allocation of raw materials needed for war. With its implementation in 1936, state intervention in business and....
A Company Party at Rhein Metal-Borsig Company, with Swastika Decorations (1937)
18.   "Model Factory" with the German Labor Front Slogan on the Facade: "We're Marching with You" (1937/38)
To compensate workers for low salaries and long work-weeks, the "Beauty of Labor" office launched a campaign in November 1933 to improve conditions in the German workplace. Slogans such as "Cleaning....
19.   "Strength through Joy" – Cruise to Madeira (1938)
One of the most popular Nazi organizations was "Strength through Joy" [Kraft durch Freude or KdF], which was founded in November 1933. This office organized National Socialist leisure and....
20.   Christmas Celebration at Mercedes-Benz, with German Labor Front Bulletin Board in the Background (1938)
The rapid economic recovery and the almost complete end to unemployment were among the Nazi regime's greatest domestic successes. But because these developments were means to an end – with that end....
Christmas Celebration at Mercedes-Benz, with German Labor Front Bulletin Board in the Background (1938)
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