Life in the Third Reich

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Post by StephanieSklar » 24 Nov 2006 11:52

Wow, just a comment to say that the pics on page 3 are amazing!!

Another book to get!

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Post by ancasta » 30 Nov 2006 19:25

I found this older thread really interesting to read and I think it highlights the major problem we have in conflicting historical works. I can go in any bookshop today and see books in their history section written with a left or right wing leaning. Quell Surprize. However, I do get problems from people towards me because some of the historical viewpoint of the war has been biased within the media. My partner is very socialist and often blames the entire German nation for the action of a few in power. We even have had rows about it! At school for instance I was called 'nazi' because I was German speaking - all because the media portrays 'all' Germans as being evil. I have yet to see a documentary about the suffering of ordinary Germans because they dared to speak against the regime, or because they questioned the local Gauleiter and found themselves imprisoned and tortured for their trouble.

To add, my mother was in Germany during the war and from an 'ordinary' German family. They ticked along and survived the war, but my mother did not suffer malnutrition till after the war ended. Her body still bears the marks of that today. In contrast my father who lived in London during the war basically starved and lived on severely rationed food. I can only assume that some members of this forum who also lived at this time may have had less food and some more, but this is not surprising as some regions of Germany will have had better food distribution than others.

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Post by South62 » 15 Feb 2009 17:25

Even if 3rdReich did not start the war and Holocaust it would be disgusting. It was regime that was anti-democratic and anti-liberal, and above all it despised individualism. Individualism and human rights and respect for differences are basic values of our civilisation. Nazism left only one single heritage: the hope it would never happen again.
I do not care about fancy pictures showing every-day life in 3rd Reich. I do not care about Autobahnen and declining unenmploymet. I find disgusting living in the country where books are burned. I find disgusting the ideology that claims that all end every single human being do not have equal rights. Somebody said that everything was ok if you were not a Jew or if you were not against the regime. That kind of thinking is ethically unacceptable.
Even without horrors of WW2 and Holocaust - Nazism was a crime. That kind of ideology is a crime. If Hitler did nothing but just wrote Mein Kampf he would be a criminal.

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Post by JGSS » 15 Feb 2009 23:50

Would of been scary to live during the Third Reich.

Not being able to trust anyone, fear of the Gestapo and SD watching your every move.

On the flipside.... there is no flipside. Anyway i would of been drafted into the army and most likely of died.

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Post by Simon K » 16 Feb 2009 00:03

What was the suicide rate in NAZI Germany 1933 -45 and how did it compare to other industrialised countries?
I would have thought it would have been a growth industry in that hell - hole.

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Post by JTG » 16 Feb 2009 02:44

Simon K wrote:What was the suicide rate in NAZI Germany 1933 -45 and how did it compare to other industrialised countries?
I would have thought it would have been a growth industry in that hell - hole.

The word that "we" want is "insiduous", I think:

During the Depression Wiel and Brecht wrote, Isherwood wrote (they all debauched..) drugs were not proscribed..

Firearms were unregulated...

GOOD GRIEF -- UNTIL '45??

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Post by Simon K » 16 Feb 2009 03:04

Now the "Weimar" period. That sounds fun. :wink:

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Post by JTG » 16 Feb 2009 03:14

DRUM ROLL

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Post by Vikki » 16 Feb 2009 05:27

JTG wrote: During the Depression Wiel and Brecht wrote...Isherwood wrote (they all debauched..) drugs were not proscribed..
Do you mean Weill? As in Kurt Weill?

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Post by Simon K » 16 Feb 2009 05:33

I think so :)
I still dont get the drum roll BTW.

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Post by JTG » 16 Feb 2009 11:11

Weill, of course... (smack) = too many FF pills.

Drum Roll?, Well even the Orchestra is beautiful.... so why not?

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Post by Simon K » 16 Feb 2009 11:16

Ahhh..

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Post by FireFoxy » 24 Feb 2009 15:10

JGSS wrote:Would of been scary to live during the Third Reich.

Not being able to trust anyone, fear of the Gestapo and SD watching your every move.

On the flipside.... there is no flipside. Anyway i would of been drafted into the army and most likely of died.
Yes scary. Germany was broke and unemployed was sky high plus there was really one way in Germany "Hitler!"You weren't really allowed to go angainst or have bad thoughts on Hitler at all,there was no freedom of speech with the third rench and i'm talking about German people not Jewish people.

I don't get the "Drum Roll" either?
And what does FF pills mean?
V = VICTORY

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Post by ghostsoldier » 24 Feb 2009 17:57

That's a confusing question, because without the Nazi's, there wouldn't have been a Third Reich to even live in, as it was, by and far, a product of their idealogy....
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Post by JGSS » 27 Feb 2009 04:35

FireFoxy wrote:
JGSS wrote:Would of been scary to live during the Third Reich.

Not being able to trust anyone, fear of the Gestapo and SD watching your every move.

On the flipside.... there is no flipside. Anyway i would of been drafted into the army and most likely of died.
Yes scary. Germany was broke and unemployed was sky high plus there was really one way in Germany "Hitler!"You weren't really allowed to go angainst or have bad thoughts on Hitler at all,there was no freedom of speech with the third rench and i'm talking about German people not Jewish people.

I don't get the "Drum Roll" either?
And what does FF pills mean?
Not sure what FF pills mean but going back to our conversation, not being able to trust your own blood relatives with your feelings and thoughts would of been very rough indeed. I guess thinking about this situation a little more, it would of been exciting at the start, i mean Germany as you said was in a very bad state and to have a leader come out and get the economy going and providing jobs would of made a lot of people smile. Unfortunately, the SS and SD wiped those smiles off people's faces very quickly.

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