For years leading up to the invasion of Poland, Hitler meticulously planned and manipulated the German people. Knowing that the sooner indoctrination started, the faster and stronger loyalties would lie to the National Socialist party, he commissioned the creation of the Hitler Youth
His Nazi were in key positions, and his Military ally Werner von Blomberg was the head of the Defense Ministry. Hitler had all levels of government and political institutions under his control, and he quickly eliminated his rivals and competitors. After the death of President Hindenburg in 1934, Hitler would have been president. But instead, Hitler became the Führer, or leader. This had made him the head of state, and the leader of his new state.
Hitler struggled to get Germany’s trust. The conditions of Germany at the time made it easier. After World War 1, Germany was searching for change, a leader who will help them rise to power. Hitler was the leader they wanted. In 1932, Hitler tried to become president.
I was born in Mannheim, Germany. I am educated in architectural studies at the Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, and later at the Universities of Munich and Berlin. I was Inspired by Adolf Hitler’s oratory power, so I joined the National Socialist party [NAZI] in January 1931. I believed Hitler and the Nazis could answer the communist threat and restore the glory of the German empire that he considered lacking under the Weimar Republic.
Hitler was the chancellor of Germany during the Holocaust, which started in the year 1933 and ended in the year 1945. However, even though Hitler was the chancellor of Germany, who was really responsible for the Holocaust? Was it Hitler himself, was it the German soldiers or was it the citizens? The answer is simple; they are all responsible in some way, shape or form. Hitler was the main enabler for the Holocaust happening, he was “The Big Man in Office” and whatever he said others followed along.
Paul Joseph Goebbels was born in 1897 and died in 1945. He was a German politician and brilliant Nazi propagandist. He took on the role of making the Nazi organization into a powerhouse. Once he was made the district leader by Adolf Hitler, he began forming rallies in attempts to convert the German people into Nazi’s. He ran Adolf’s presidential campaign which gave him recognition of being the “twentieth century master of his practice”.
He even modified the Enabling Act, which gave his cabinet full legislative powers for four years and allowed deviations from the constitution. Hitler had gained full control over the legislative and executive branches of government. Since he had control, Hitler’s Nazi Party was declared the only legal political party in Germany. Hitler now can begin his rage and he starts with punishing the military opposition. Demands and Hitler’s decisions soon resulted in the Night of Long Knives.
One of the most important factors of a leader being successful at war is having strong support from their home front and Adolf Hitler used this to his advantage a multitude of times during his reign as chancellor of Germany through the use of propaganda. One example of this was on September 1st, 1939 when Adolf Hitler ordered a blitzkrieg attack at Germany’s eastern border, unto Poland. This act he knew, would trigger a declaration of war from England. On the same day as the attack “The New York Times” reported Hitler as to have said “Germans in Poland are persecuted with a bloody terror and are driven from their homes. The series of border violations, which are unbearable to a great power, prove that the Poles no longer are willing to respect the German frontier.”
In book one, the author lays out Adolf Hitler’s early life including his rise in power alongside the rise of the Third Reich, born in January 30, 1933, which lasted for twelve years although it was bragged to endure for thousands more (Shirer,5). It was, in book one, that the author presents to us how Hitler became anti-Semitic man as he sees them [jews] as a, “...moral stain on this ‘chosen people’. (Shirer,26). It was in Munich where the Austrian man blinded with lust for power recited his overpowering speeches drilling simple ideas constantly that would eventually win the faith and loyalty of almost all of German
Hosenfeld was a very devoted soldier. As Hitler rose to power, Hosenfeld admired him extremely. Hitler rising also encouraged Hosenfeld to lean more toward national socialism (Haaretz). In result he joined Hitler 's brownshirts in 1933 and eventually fell into the Nazi Party itself in 1935 (Haaretz). At first look he believed wholeheartedly in the Nazi cause, but after reading the “Mein Kampf” everything in his mindset began to change(Jewish Virtual Library).
German scientists like Albert Einstein, Neils Bohr, and Ernest Rutherford were the first to aid in splitting the uranium atom that was necessary in creating the atomic bomb. These scientist were Jews, therefore during the Holocaust, they had to flee from Germany to America. The American scientists, many of whom came from fascist regimes in Europe, organized a project to exploit the new fission process for military purposes. This took place in 1939 when a conference between Enrico Fermi and the Navy Department was arranged. By the summer of 1939, Albert Einstein presented to Pres.
Szilard was born in the year 1898, and he served World War I before moving to Berlin to study physics. The beginning of the century, Germany was the Mecca of scientist, and in 1933, won ninety-nine Nobel Prizes for science with eighteen for England, and six for the United States. Szilard saw their work and went to London, where he brought a refugee scientist to British university. Same year, Hitler came to power, where he took over Germany and killed the Jewish. Szilard was sitting in traffic when he thought “Was it possible to split a nucleus with a neutron and create a chain reaction of energy known as nuclear fission?”
Witness to History In late January, 1933 the world's’ sickest man Adolf Hitler was named Chancellor of Germany and leader of the Nazis. So this began the Holocaust. In 1944 a man Elie Wiesel experiences a year of suffering and torment, taken captive in the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust. He writes about these important events of his life in his book, Night.
The major cause of Hitler’s political success was due to the tremendous amount of fear that people associated with him. The fear of Hitler is what forced the government to grant him the enabling act, which then lead to the rise of Natsism. President Paul Von Hindenburg thought of Hitler as a threat to their power, so as a tactic to suppress his authority, they thought by electing him into office and appointing him chancellor was enough for him to feel some sort of power and settle down. It gave Hitler a voice in the government and a say what goes on in decision making,so they assumed this would satisfied Hitler and keep him contained. They were wrong.
Nazi party leader, Adolf Hitler saw the instability of the Weimar Republic as an opportunity and used a number of events to gain absolute power over Germany in the period 1933-1939. During this time Hitler destroyed Germany's democracy and established a legal dictatorship. Hitler used the Enabling Act, his purge of the Night of the Long Knives and President Hindenburg's death to rise to power. The Enabling Act was a key event that contributed to Hitler gaining power over Germany in the period 1933-1939. The Enabling Act, which was officially named 'Law to Remedy the Distress of People and Reich', was the result of the Reichstag building fire which took place on 27 February 1933.