Hitler’s Rise to Power 1933

Hitler’s Rise to Power 1933
Hitler’s Rise to Power 1933

Hitler’s Rise to Power 1933

Paul von Hindenburg (1847–1934), Adolf Hitler (1889–1945)

Hitler ascended to power in 1933 and established a dictatorship in Germany. How did Hitler’s Nazi party gain power, and how did he remove his opponents?

The weakness of the Weimar republic after WWI

In 1919, Germany became a republic. Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicated after losing the First World War. The new arrangement displeased a large number of Germans. They yearned to be back in the Empire. Many individuals thought the ruling social democrats were to responsible for the war’s failure. Nonetheless, from the mid-1920s onwards, things began to improve. The global economic crisis struck in 1930.

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