The Gleichschaltung Laws

To control the lives of the German people, Hitler introduced the Gleichschaltung Laws.

The first Gleichschaltung Law was passed on the 31st of March 1933 and dissolved all of Germany's state governments (apart from Prussia).

As the second Gleichschaltung Law, passed on the 7th of April 1933, Reich Governors approved by the Nazis were put in complete control of each state, with Hermann Göring in charge of Prussia for Hitler.

Also in April, all Jews and Political Opponents of the Nazis were dismissed from Civil Service while Judges who were opposed to the Nazis were banned from working in the courts of law.

In May, Hitler dissolved banned and replaced all trade unions with the new trade union created by the Nazi Party called the German Labour Front (DAF).

In 1935, Hitler introduced the 'Acts Hostile to the National Community'. This was so the Nazi Party could legally persecute their opponents (mostly used against the communists).

Hitler also created some Pro-Nazi organisations which they would use for propaganda. They made it compulsory to join these organisations.

Hitler Youth marching like the Army.

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The Generation of Young Boys that idolise Hitler. Hitler meets his Youth Group.

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