Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
By 1938, Hitler and his Nazi party had been in power for five years. During those years, they carried out their vision of a racial state, step by step. If a measure encountered little or no opposition, they went a little further next time. They advanced their plans for a new German empire in a similar way. On March 11, 1938, German troops entered Austria, the country of Hitler’s birth. When no one protested the invasion, the Nazis turned their attention to Czechoslovakia. That fall, they took over parts of the country. In their newly acquired territories, the Nazis quickly applied their racial laws.
Jews in Greater Germany tried desperately to emigrate, only to encounter stumbling blocks. The Nazis did not stand in their way. They were happy to let the Jews go, as long as they left behind their money and possessions. Few nations, however, were willing to admit penniless refugees.