What type of programs did Hitler create to help or destroy his country or group of people?

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Hitler's use of propaganda and legislation to substantiate it would be where I see most of his programs' origin.  Much of what Hitler and his party did was meant to consolidate power, and ensure their own political survival.  I think that he was able to tap into a deep seeded resentment on the part of the Germans and through this prism, programs and legislation developed.  The idea of being able to isolate specific people in the best example of "the politics of blame" and design laws and initiatives based on this premise ended up allowing Germany to succumb to his design and strengthened the political hold of the Nazis.  I am not entirely certain that these types of programs ended up helping Germany, for in the end, the plunging into and defeat after the Second World War might have ended up being the ultimate statement on Hitler and his programs.

pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Hitler had programs that he meant to help the German people and programs that he intended to destroy other groups of people.  In his mind, destroying the other people (Jews, mentally ill people, gay people) would help the Germans as well.

For the Germans, he had programs like ones that provided jobs.  For example, he had them build the autobahns (like freeways).  He also had social progams -- he had groups like the Hitler Youth who were supposed to be like Boy Scouts (but ones who were dedicated to the Nazi Party).

For destroying the others, he had concentration camps and, eventually, the death camps.