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Life in Nazi-controlled Europe

One of the defining features of the Nazis’ regime was their apparatus of terror. This image shows the devastation of Kristallnacht, an antisemitic pogrom which took place in November 1938. Over the course of this pogrom alone, over 25,000 people were sent to concentration camps, over 7,500 businesses had their windows smashed, over 1,000 synagogues were destroyed and just under 100 people were murdered.

One of the defining features of the Nazis’ regime was their apparatus of terror. This image shows the devastation of Kristallnacht, an antisemitic pogrom which took place in November 1938. Over the course of this pogrom alone, over 25,000 people were sent to concentration camps, over 7,500 businesses had their windows smashed, over 1,000 synagogues were destroyed and just under 100 people were murdered.

Courtesy of The Wiener Library.

The Nazis came to power in 1933, and were defeated at the end of the Second World War in 1945.

During their twelve years in power their ideology and actions shaped almost every aspect of life in Germany and the countries that they occupied.

This section will give an overview of the Nazis’ Third Reich.

Topics in this section

Everyday life
Oppression
Economic policy
Foreign policy and the road to war
The Second World War
German occupation and alliances
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