- Weimar Germany & the Nazi Rise to Power
- The Nazi State & German Society
- The Nazi Racial State
- Nazi Germany at War
- Writing the History of Nazi Germany
KdF trips promoted mass consumerism in Nazi Germany and served to improve the German economy with the idea of “holidays for all.” One popular travel option was taking mass cruises. In “Swastikas by the Seaside,” Peter Monteath explains how by 1938, over 10.3 million Germans took advantage of KdF trips. This method of traveling was available to middle-class Germans. By offering inexpensive travel to middle-class Germans and instilling a sense of community for the 'Volksgemeinschaft," more efficient labor was simultaneously produced within the workplace.
Nathalie Giller, Psychology Sophomore, Loyola Marymount University