This assignment pertains to the readings from Claudia Koonz, The Nazi Conscience, that we have covered over the past three weeks.(Chapter:”An Ethnic Conscience”,”The Politics of Virtue.”,”The Conquest of Political Culture”,”Ethnic Revival and Racist Anxiety”,”Swastika in the Heart of the Youth”,”Racial Warriors”)
1, Much of what the Nazis achieved involved a fundamental “cultural” change in German society, including the institutional, the verbal, and the visual. Using specific examples from the readings, what various means did they use to affect this cultural change, and what kind of culture did they create?
2, Nazi leadership focused many of their cultural efforts on controlling the educational setting and the indoctrination of German youth. What ideas did the Nazis seek to impose on German youth, and how did they control both the educational curriculum and the broader educational environment in order to achieve this?