The political and economical situation .
leading to the Holocaust, and it's effect on the Jews.
The Germans economy before the holocaust was in the process of implementing .
strict controls on the economy , so that by the beginnining of the war financial institutions .
were effectively reduced to being goverment stockholders. Corporations were .
encouraged to cooperate with Nazi policies by being given favorable deals. The .
government assured a role over the economy that was primarily supervisory, rather than .
executively, in nature . The Nazis mostly trusted the large corporations to run things for .
themselves , and intervened from time to time to ensure compliance with the goals of the .
state , rather than assumuing direct control over all of the operations of industry. .
Things changed somewhat around 1936 when explicit plans for war began . .
Government spending increased dramatically , while increases in goverment revenue did .
not keep up . The last fiscal year before the war , expenditure exceeded revenue by 86% .
and total debt load exceeded annual revenue by 136%. Goverment spending reached a .
high 33% from 19% in 1933. .
The Nazis had a totalitarian goverment interested in increasing the powerof the .
state , their goal was not to produce a wealthy consumer economy or to promote trade . .
While Nazi Germany was technically still a capitalist economy , it was an entirely .
isolated one with tremendous levels of goverment involement , and and was never .
intended (nor, really, able ) to engage in long-term completion with the western free .
In 1936 rearmament spending doubled from what it was the precvious year, and .
jumped ahead of the combined figures for transportation and construction for the first .