Flashcards in Gleichschaltung Deck (16)
What was the name for 'enforced coordination'
Why was there initially confusion with Gleichschaltung
Nazi creations lived alongside existing bodies - Nazi systems placed on top
= duplications of functions
What did Hitler's press chief later call Gleichschaltung
"biggest confusion in government that ever existed"
Why were the Nazi's opposed to the federal structure
went against Nazi wish for a fully unified country
What was done to allow Nazi's to control at local level
March 1933 Regional parliaments resolved and reformed
Centralisation - federal governments subordinate to central government
What was appointed in March 1933 in the Federal Structure
Why was Hitler fearful of trade unions?
Had demonstrated their power against the right when calling a general strike, bringing down the Kapp Putsch
What happened to the trade unions under Gleichschaltung?
SA and SS infiltrated premises
Stole funds and arrested leaders
Organisations absorbed into the DAF
What does the DAF stand for
German Labour Front
What control did the DAF have
lost the right to negotiate wages / conditions
more of a control instrument than workers interests
What was the Nazi want in terms of political parties
To have authoritarian rule with one party state
What happened to the SPD shortly after trade union destruction
assets seized and party banned
In June 1933 what significantly happened within the political parties
most willingly dissolved
even Nazi coalition partners (Nationalists)
in July 1933 which political party dissolved
When was there a decree that stated the Nazi Party would be the only legal political party of Germany