Nazi Germany

Nazi Megastructures

The role of the SS and a look at a site they created

Content

  • Channel: National Geographic
  • Format: TV
  • Duration: 02:31

Curriculum connections

The SS and Himmler
Concentration Camps

Suggested activities

Class discussion: do you believe the world has learned its lesson from the holocaust and moved on from the use of detainment centres such as concentration camps?
Exam style question: Describe the use of concentration camps in Nazi Germany

Andrew Marr's History of the World

A look into the events that led to Hitler becoming the leader of the Nazi party

Content

  • Channel: BBC One
  • Format: TV
  • Duration: 08:48

Curriculum connections

Hitler’s rise to power
Weimar Germany

Suggested activities

Create a time line that depicts Hitler’s rise to power
Exam style question: Explain why Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933

I Was There

A first-person account of the Reichstag fire and the fallout leading to the Enabling Act

Content

  • Channel: BBC News
  • Format: TV
  • Duration: 03:13

Curriculum connections

The Reichstag Fire
Hitler’s rise to power

Suggested activities

Class debate: ‘Who was responsible for the trigger of Article 48?’
Exam style question: How useful is this source (Sefton Delmer – the man speaking in the clip) to understanding what happened the night of the Reichstag fire?

Witness History

A first-hand account of a girl who joined the League of German Girls at age 10

Content

  • Channel: BBC World Service
  • Format: Radio
  • Duration: 08:59

Curriculum connections

Life for young people in Nazi Germany
The Hitler Youth and Hitler’s League of German Girls
Nazis’ aims towards the young

Suggested activities

Class discussion: why was the Hitler Youth so important to the Nazis?
Exam style question: Explain why Hitler and the Nazis placed such importance on the education of young people and youth groups

Long Shadow

How Hitler used the unpopular Treaty of Versailles to appeal to the German public and gain support

Content

  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Format: TV
  • Duration: 02:13

Curriculum connections

Reasons for the growth in support of the Nazi Party
Hitler’s rise to power

Suggested activities

Silent debate: place statements surrounding Hitler’s rise to power on A3 paper around the room. Each pupil must silently go around and write reasons why they agree or disagree with each statement:
Exam style question: How far was the Treaty of Versailles responsible for Hitler’s rise to power?