Contemporary | German history - Regina Schmeken | German-Italian alliance-pact 22.05.1939 | 02100473
Contemporary | Colonialism | Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact 23.8.1939 | 02100702
Contemporary | World War I | Alfieri, Ribbentrop and Oshima sign an agreement on joint warfare, 27/12/1941 | 00339857
Contemporary | Weimar Republic | Adolf Hitler with Ilse Stahl, Essen 29.06.1934 | 00339900
Contemporary | Great Depression | Diplomats at the funeral of Paul von Hindenburgs in Tannenberg, 1934 | 00339919
Contemporary | Nazism 1933 | The Kaiser Wilhelm I Memorial in Memel, 1939 | 00339996
Contemporary | Nazism 1934-1945 | Hitler's speech on the declaration of war against the USA 11.12.1941 | 00340059
Contemporary | Spanish Civil War | The destroyed Buergerbraeukeller after Elser's assassination attempt, 1939 | 00366481
Contemporary | World War II | Mass event after the assassination attempt of 20 July 1944 in Vienna | 00366496
Contemporary | East Germany | Terror against NS-antis | 02100461
Contemporary | Cold War | Reichstag meeting on 18.03.1938 | 00297332
Contemporary | Germany after 1945 | Speech of Hitler before the Reichstag on the declaration of war against Poland in the Berlin Kroll Opera House, 1939 | 00297361
Contemporary | German-Italian alliance-pact 22.05.1939 | Rally on First fo May 1933-1945 | 02100202
Contemporary | Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact 23.8.1939 | Men with election posters, 1933 | 00338996
Contemporary | Tripartite Pact 27.09.1940 | Campaign ride through the streets of Berlin, 1933 | 00339087
Contemporary | Night of the Long Knives 30.06.1934 | Call of the national government for the referendum on the Head of State of the German Reich,1934 | 00339132
Contemporary | Death of Paul von Hindenburg 1934 | Elections of the congress on 29.03.1936 | 00339248
Contemporary | Integration of the Memelland into the German Reich 24.03.1939 | Elections for the Großdeutscher Reichstag, acclamation about the accession of Austria on 1938 | 02100352
Contemporary | Germany declares war to the USA 11.12.1941 | Anschluss Oesterreichs into Germany, 1938 | 02101169
Contemporary | Assassination attempt, Buergerbraeukeller 08.11.1939 | Members of the Reichstag in Berlin, 1933 | 00297271
Contemporary | Assination of Adolf Hitler 20.07.1944 | Hitler greets SA men at the Nuremberg 'Ralley of Victory', 1933 | 00338454
Contemporary | Terror against NS-antis | Women from Mecklenburg with party officials at the Nuremberg Rally, 1934 | 00338514
Contemporary | First Session of the Greater German Reichstag 1938 | Reich party congress 1935: "Party congress of freedom" | 00338636
Contemporary | Session of the German Reichstag 01.09.1939 | Adolf Hitler, von Schirach, Hess, Rust on the Day of the Hitler Youth at the Nazi Party Rally, 1936 | 00338684
Contemporary | Rally on First fo May 1933-1945 | SS marching bands at the Nuremberg Rally 1937 | 00338777
Contemporary | Reichstag Election 05.03.1933 | March of the RAD at the Nuremberg Rally, 1938 | 00338850
Contemporary | Elections of the parliament 12.11.1933 and plebiscite because of the League of Nations | Reichsparteitag badge, 1939 | 00338873
Contemporary | Plebiscite after death of Hindenburg,1934 | The Staedtisches Stadion and the Zeppelin Field in Nuremberg, 1938 | 00363335
Contemporary | Election of the Reichstag 29.03.1936 | Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler during the Munich conference, 1938 | 00339790
Contemporary | Elections for the Großdeutscher Reichstag, acclamation about the accession of Austria on 1938 | Occupation of the Rhineland after 07.03.1936 | 00339976
Contemporary | Anschluss Oesterreichs into Germany, 1938 | Stormtroops marching through Saarbrücken, 1935 | 00015976
Contemporary | Reichstag during Nationalsocialism 1933-1939 | Bunker at the Siegfried Line, 1939 | 00363882
Contemporary | Reich party congress 1933 called 'Party congress of victory' | Mobilization in Germany, 1939 | 00404515
Contemporary | Reich party congress 1934 | Mobilization in Great Britain, 1939 | 00404670
Contemporary | Reich party congress 1935: 'Party congress of freedom' | Mobilization in france 1939 | 00404758
Contemporary | Reich party congress 1936: 'Party congress of honour' | Stormtroops | 00362987
Contemporary | Reich party congress 1937 | NSDAP cells meeting, 1933 | 00362757
Contemporary | Reich party congress 1938: 'Party congress Großdeutschland' | 'Nazi Germany: SS Leibstandarte 'Adolf Hitler'' | 02101149
Contemporary | Reich party congress 1939: 'Party congress of peace' | Movie scenes: march of the SA, 1933 | 00362900
Contemporary | Reichsparteitagsgelände in Nürnberg, 1933-1945 | Flag presentation of the DAF at the Gatow airfield, 1937 | 00335020
Contemporary | Munich agreement 1938 | Christening of the KdF ship "Der Deutsche", 1934 | 00335148
Contemporary | The Rhineland-allocation 07.03.1936 | Grossflugtag (Day of flying) in Berlin-Tempelhof, 1930s | 00335231
Contemporary | Referendum and reunion of Saar with Germany 1935 | Piggery of the NSV in Berlin, 1936 | 00335348
Contemporary | Nazi Germany: Armament, 1935-1939 | Members of the National Socialist Women's League making Christmas decoration, 1941 | 00335258
Contemporary | Mobilization in Germany, 1939 | Members of the Todt Organization eliminate roadway damage on the Eastern Front, 1941 | 00335358
Contemporary | Mobilization in Great Britain, 1939 | Reich Labour Service, men - assignment | 00335461
Contemporary | Mobilization in france 1939 | Reich Labour Service, women - free time, sport | 00335787
Contemporary | Stormtroops | Stahlhelm organization | 02101166
Contemporary | Nazi Germany: Nazi party functionaries and members | League of German Girls | 02100918
Contemporary | 'Nazi Germany: SS Leibstandarte 'Adolf Hitler'' | Herta Stumfohl and Fritzl Jernay, BDM Austria | 00336124
Contemporary | SA | German Youth: access, "ideals" | 00336592
Contemporary | Deutsche Arbeitsfront - DAF | Hitler Youth: Reichsjugendfuehrung (administration), HY-leader schools | 00337322
Contemporary | Organisation Strength Through Joy | Hitler Youth: drummer, fanfares, singing | 00337230
Contemporary | National Socialist Flyers Corps and NSKK | Hitler Youth training at "sand table", 1940 | 00337629
Contemporary | NSKOV and NSV | Motor-HJ (Motorized Hitler Youth) when off-road racing, 1938 | 00337847
Contemporary | NS-Women's League | Members of the Marine-HJ during classes in Berlin | 00337812
Contemporary | Organisation Todt | German Pimpfe at Nordwall, 1943 | 00337274
Contemporary | Reichsarbeitsdienst - RAD | SA-collector for the Winter Relief, 1938 | 00366571
Contemporary | Reich Labour Service, women | German Paratrooper, 1939 | 00059062
Contemporary | Stahlhelm organization past 1933 | School in National Socialism, 1941 | 00088747
Contemporary | League of German Girls | Student in SA uniform, 1935 | 00139308
Contemporary | leader of League of German Girls | German national synod at Wittenberg, 1933 | 00364921
Contemporary | German Youth | Consecration of the German Reich flags at the Eucharistic Congress in Buenos Aires, 1934 | 00365029
Contemporary | HY-leader schools and leader of the Hitler Youth | Hitler Youth after a blessing with a Lutheran minister, 1935 | 00028634
Contemporary | Hitler Youth | Franz Gurtner during the meeting of the People's Court, 1934 | 00032720
Contemporary | Military training camp of Hitler Youth | Judges wear the swastika | 00008372
Contemporary | Motor-, equestrianism and communication Hitler Youth | traffic policeman in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 1936 | 00014766
Contemporary | Marine-HY and air-force-HY | German army in Third Reich, symbolic photos of soldiers | 02100227
Contemporary | Napola and Adolf Hitler schools | Swearing-in of Reichswehr soldiers on Adolf Hitler, 1934 | 00339941
Contemporary | Winterhilfswerk, 1933-1939 | Munich on the Day of German Art, 1938 | 00363596
Contemporary | German paratroopers 1933-1945 | Art in National Socialism: Processions | 00022247
Contemporary | Schule im Nationalsozialismus, 1933-1945 | The Koenigsplatz in Munich | 00363173
Contemporary | Universität im Nationalsozialismus, 1933-1945 | Model of the triumphal arch with the Kuppelhalle, 1939 | 00363159
Contemporary | German christians, 1933-1945 | The Judgement of Paris by Josef Thorak, 1941 | 00363541
Contemporary | Catholic church in Nazi GermanyKatholische Kirche im Nationalsozialismus | Exhibtion 'Entartete Kunst', 1937 | 00143825
Contemporary | Protestantism, 1933-1945 | Filming of "Kampf um Brot", 1935 | 00364472
Contemporary | People's Court in Germany | Adolf Hitler watches a military parade, 1935 | 00251676
Contemporary | Law in Nazi Germany | Albert Speer - with Adolf Hitler | 02101696
Contemporary | German police during Nationalsocialism, 1933-1939 | Albert Speer - after 1945 | 02101520
Contemporary | German army in Third Reich, symbolic photos of soldiers | Albert Speer - buildings and prototypes | 02101161
Contemporary | Adjuration of the military on Adolf Hitler | Franz Xaver Dorsch and Albert Speer, 1943 | 00602157
Contemporary | NS-art: 'Tag der deutschen Kunst Munich' 1938 | Textile collection in Berlin, 1937 | 00364768
Contemporary | NS-art: 'Tag der deutschen Kunst Munich' | Nazi Germany: Industry and economy, VIPs with representatives of industry and workers | 00364747
Contemporary | NS-Architektur in München, 1933-1945 | Grandfather and grandson farming, 1941 | 00364295
Contemporary | Architecture in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945 | Adolf Hitler greets workers of an armament factory, 1942 | 00250744
Contemporary | Art of the Third Reich: Sculptures, 1933-1945 | 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin | 00774558
Contemporary | Exhibition 'Degenerate art' | Enthusiastic girls at the German Sports Festival in Wroclaw, 1938 | 00365140
Contemporary | Film in Germany, 1933-1945 | Hitler's birthday | 02100963
Contemporary | Adolf Hitler with soldiers, 1933-1939 | Handshake, 1933 | 00365350
Contemporary | Albert Speer - with Adolf Hitler | The exhibition "Bolshevism" in Berlin, 1936 | 00365454
Contemporary | Albert Speer - after 1945 | Children with swastika flags, 1933 | 00364900
Contemporary | Albert Speer - buildings and prototypes | Reich Farmer's Day in Goslar, 1936 | 00364278
Contemporary | Albert Speer - Third Reich | Teutonic reminder during National Socialism | 02100468
Contemporary | Autarkiestreben, Ersatzstoffe und Rohstofffrage in Deutschland, 1933-1939 | Nazi Germany, Family and Race Policy | 02100495
Contemporary | Fair and exhibitions in Germany, 1933-1945 | Führer cult | 02100079
Contemporary | Agriculture in Germany, 1933-1945 | Pentecost meeting of the VDA in Koenigsberg, 1935 | 00364027
Contemporary | Economy, industry and production in Germany 1933-1945 | Handbound books, 1938 | 00364361
Contemporary | Propaganda: | Rememberance of Hitler's coup (09 nov.) | 02100665

Nazism 1934-1945

The years of National Socialism are the darkest chapter in German history.

Hitler's totalitarian regime permeated all areas of political, economic and social life. Mass media, cultural life and education were brought into line, extracurricular education was controlled through the Hitler Youth and BDM. Propaganda was the main means of power for the manipulation and mobilization of the German "people's community". At the core of the ideology of the Third Reich were the "Führerprinzip" and the unconditional cult around the person Hitler. Job creation measures such as the construction of the autobahn contributed to the recovery of the economy and increased Hitler's popularity, but only were intendend to serve the preparations for war.

Critics and resistance fighters were hunted down by the Gestapo and SS terror organs. The barbarism of the Nazi tyranny culminated in the persecution and extermination of the Jewish population. Six million Jews lost their lives in the Holocaust.

Germany occupied the Sudetenland and Czechoslovakia 1938 and 1939. The appeasement policy of the Western powers only was able to delay the war, not to prevent it. In his policy of aggressive expansion Hitler could not be pacified. Due to the civil mobilization, and finally the total economic and military armament, the campaign for conquest and extermination was prepared. On the 1st of September 1939, the German army invaded Poland, which led to the beginning of World War II.