Fantasy and Reality in Nazi Work-Creation Programs, 1933-1936

  title={Fantasy and Reality in Nazi Work-Creation Programs, 1933-1936},
  author={Dan P. Silverman},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={113 - 151}
  • Dan P. Silverman
  • Published 1 March 1993
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Modern History
During 1933 and 1934, Hitler's National Socialist government achieved what have been described as "enormous results" in the reduction of unemployment. During his first year in power, Hitler reduced unemployment by over one-third. Within eighteen months, unemployment had been cut by sixty percent. 1 One is inclined to agree with economist Gerhard Kroll's observation that "a reduction of unemployment by a third in one year borders on the miraculous."2 Economics is not religion; "miracles" have to… Expand
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Arbeitsbeschaffung in Berlin," and R2/18679, Oberprasident der Provinz Brandenburg u. von Berlin to Staatssekretair Reinhardt, Reich finance ministry
  • BAK
For Landhilfe statistics, see BHStA MA 106743, Landesarbeitsamt Bayern, Arbeit und Arbeitslosigkeit in Bayern im Jahre
    For the development of the Goring Plan, see BAK, R2/18606, Prussian minister for economics and labor to Staatskomniissar der Hauptstadt
    • Berliner Plan zur Bekampfung der Arbeitslosigkeit (Goring Plan
    MWi 3132, Ministerialsitzung vom 19
      Number of Berlin unemployed reporting to employment offices (end of month
        The East German historian Lotte Zumpe has attributed the plan to Staatskommissar der Reichshauptstadt Dr. Julius Lippert; Goring's name simply lent it the weight needed to see it through
        • BAK, R2/18606, Prussian minister-president Goring to Reich labor minister (copy to Reich Finance Minister)
        The lows for 1936 (126,232) and 1937 (73,994) were reached in
          Thuringian Minister-President Wilhelm Marschler to Oberste Parteigericht der
          • Hellmuth file
          Verordnung zur Sicherstellung ausreichender Arbeitskriifte fiUr die Landwirtschaft (Erweiterte Landhilfe in Bayem) vom 29
            and Ministerialsitzung vom 14
            • BHStA, MWi