History | The 1930s | Frauenportraits 30er Jahre | Portrait of a woman in the 30s | 00621378
History | The 1930s | Alfred Eisenstaedt 30er Jahre | Martha Dodd-Stern, 1934 | 00161283
History | The 1930s | Einführung des Fernsehens in Deutschland 1935 | Television, 1935 | 00069225
History | The 1930s | Farmerelend in den USA in den 1930er Jahren | Global economic crisis: Farmer misery in the USA, 1939 | 00315455
History | The 1930s | Imre v. Santho | Women's fashion, 1941 | 00179771
History | The 1930s | Karl-Ludwig Haenchen | Spring fashion, 1937 | 00031779
History | The 1930s | Alltag im Jahr 1933 | Children with swastika flags, 1933 | 00339563
History | The 1930s | Weltwirtschaftskrise 1929-1932 | Great Depression 1929-1932 | 02100471
History | The 1930s | Weltwirtschaftskrise in den USA 1927-1935 | Global economic crisis in the USA 1927-1935 | 02100735
History | The 1930s | Prohibition in den USA 1919 - 1933 | Prohibition in the USA 1919 - 1933 | 02100240
History | The 1930s | Arbeitsbeschaffung und Autobahnbau während des Nationalsozialismus, 1933-1945 | Nazi Germany: public works, 1933-1945 | 02101140
History | The 1930s | Letzte Friedenswochen in Deutschland: Freizeit und Urlaub, 1939 | Poster advertising for the holiday destination Ascona 1939 | 00404372
History | The 1930s | Letzte Friedenswochen in Frankreich 1939 | Parisian people leave the city, 1939 | 00404724
History | The 1930s | Letzte Friedenswochen in Europa, 1939 | New Year's greetings for 1939 | 00404239
History | The 1930s | Letzte Friedenswochen: Westwall, 1939 | Bunker complex at the Siegfried Line, 1939 | 00404492
History | The 1930s | Letzte Friedenswochen: Mobilmachung in Deutschland, 1939 | Recruitment of reservists, 1939 | 00404515
History | The 1930s | Letzte Friedenswochen in Großbritannien, 1939 | Great Britain, before the outbreak of World War II, 1939 | 02101536
History | The 1930s | Letzte Friedenswochen: Mobilmachung in Großbritannien, 1939 | Mobilization in Great Britain, 1939 | 00404670
History | The 1930s | Letzte Friedenswochen in Deutschland: Sport und Gesellschaft, 1939 | Hanomag racing car, 1939 | 00404411
History | The 1930s | Schule 30er Jahre | School in the 30s | 02350921
History | The 1930s | Urlaub und Reisen in den 30er Jahren | Vacation and travelling in the 30s | 02350913
The 1930s

The 1930s and the everyday lives of people in Germany were in the black shadow of Nazism.
Under the Nazi regime, over 3300 kilometers of the autobahn were completed by the end of 1939, which was a central measure to create jobs and to mitigate the effects of the Great Depression, thus, disburdening the lives of Germans. The myth of the "employment miracle" of the autobahn is long refuted, nonetheless it has opened new sustainable possibilities for the mobility of all citizens and the foundation for today's autobahn network was laid.

Meanwhile, the German cinema gave birth to its first international star, Marlene Dietrich, who had her breakthrough with "The Blue Angel". In Hollywood, soon-to-be classics like "Modern Times" and "Gone with the Wind", dark figures like Dracula, King Kong and Frankenstein conquered the screens.

Dark times were also coming for the people in the United States. During the Great Depression, gigantic dust storms swept across the country and the era of Prohibition left behind a thriving organized criminal underworld led by notorious gangsters such as Al Capone.

The decade, battered by the global economic crisis, was not yet over, when the Second World War engulfed hundreds of millions of people in another epochal disaster.