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Nazi control was based more on propaganda and terror than on the popularity of their social and economic policies in the period to 1939 To what extent do you agree with this statement Support your argument with evidence Nazi rule after 1933 was totalitarian The Nazi regime was not just another German government for it concentrated on the transformation of Germany which aimed at affecting the lives and thoughts of every German citizen Many ordinary people found it almost impossible to escape the propaganda in which Joseph Goebbels was a genius in promoting Nazi ideals through films theatre and radio Most Germans did seem happy with Nazi control and rule those however who werent were severely dealt with by either the Gestapo or the SS Although Hitler did use terror extensively social and economic policies such as Strength through Joy which organised leisure activities for the people and the Reinhardt program which gave a one billion mark boost to public works program restored the prosperity of many German workers and civilians who suffered enormously from the Weimar years A branch of the Labour Front Strength through Joy had the job of organising leisure activities such as skiing cruises and evening entertainment which could have only been dreamt of a few years earlier The leader of Kraft Durch Freude KDF Dr Robert Ley figured out that the average German had 3740 hours per year free for leisure in which he had to make sure were occupied appropriately so people would not get bored and frustrated hence not only making them work harder but not even allowing them the time to think in order to cause problems for Nazi control and the structure of Nazi day -to- day existence The biggest programme provided workers with cheap holidays Doctor Ley had two 25000 tonne liners built to take workers on ocean cruises at bargain prices for example A cruise to the Canary islands would cost
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