Nazi Methods of Control (Punishments)


GCSE History (Germany) Mind Map on Nazi Methods of Control (Punishments), created by fliss.eyre2124 on 02/27/2014.
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Nazi Methods of Control (Punishments)
  1. Police State
    1. Police/the SS had the power to arrest those that didn't follow the Nazi ideals and could arrest without explanation or trail
      1. Gestapo (secret police)
        1. They used any method they could to find opponents of the regime- like phone tapping and spying on people
          1. They were feared because they could strike at any time or place on ordinary Germans
          2. Informers
            1. People who would inform the gestapo of opposition. Children were encouraged to inform on parents and teachers. They were everywhere.
            2. Opponents were sent for 're-education' in concentration camps
              1. Block Wardens
                1. Nazis that visited their 'Block' to collect donations and to check 'political reliability'.
                  1. It was feared because the reports could determine peoples careers
                2. The SS
                  1. Hitlers private army, and also in charge of concentration camps
                    1. Almost unlimited power
                  2. Law Courts
                    1. The legal system was controlled by the Nazis
                      1. There was no trial by jury
                        1. All Judges were Nazis
                          1. Judges had to swear an oath of loyalty to hitler
                          2. This was feared as the number of crimes punishable by death rose from 3 to 46, including listening to foreign radio and telling anti-nazi jokes
                        2. Concentration Camps
                          1. Used for questioning, torture and 're-education'
                            1. Prisoners were used as hard labour and treated brutally.
                              1. Many died and their families were sent a note that the victim had died of pneumonia/similar diseases
                              2. Prisoners wore badges to indicate the reason for imprisonment
                                1. People feared the torture and brutality
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