The first action of implementing terror into society was withdrawing many of the freedoms and rights that the German people had during the Weimar period by utilising their authority and using the SA and Gestapo as the prime enforces of terror. They went from door to door arresting Socialists, Communists, Trade union leaders and other who did not fit the ideas of the Nazi party. The intimidation of the authorities combined with the willingness of the German citizens to prosecute Jewish and Communist to the police brought society in a state of unease and paranoia. Germany was brainwashed by propaganda and terror into thinking that in order to be a “good citizen” you must perform repressive acts and inform authorities of crimes. Although this denunciation was not rare in the modern political systems,the Gestapo played the situation to a much greater scale which controlled more aspects of German life than ever before as the intimidation was severe amongst the population.
Hitler was a demagogue that obtained power over the German people by promising them to create a future powerful Germany comprised of a perfect Aryan race and a unified people. To do this, Hitler had to put carry out the Final Solution, save the Germans from their dreadful economy of unemployment, and free them of the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles. In document six, we see that during the 1920’s in Germany, there was a great economic failure which mainly affected the middle class. Throughout this economic recession, “savings of a lifetime and small fortunes melted into a few [pennies].”
He became an intelligence officer in the military, and then became a member of the German Workers Party, or later, Nazi, and finally moved up to the position of the chairman of the Nazi. Along the way of getting these positions, however,Hitler had became popular because of his speeches against other politicians, Jews, and the Treaty of Versailles. With his new popularity, Hitler was able to run for Germany’s president during Germany’s great depression. Although he lost the election both rounds to the rival candidate, Paul Von Hindenburg, Hindenburg had appointed him chancellor. This new position in Germany’s government gave Hitler the opportunities he needed to seize control of the country.
- This was the beginnings of Hitler’s German police state, where simply civil rights were not a guarantee. - Political opponents, particularly those associated with the German Communists movement were treated to intimidation, persecution and discriminatory legislations. - For the first two years of his rule (1933-35) Hitler set about bringing other political parties, state governments and both cultural and professional organisations in line with Nazi Goals and plans. - Culture, the economy, education and law all came under Nazi control during this period. - Fear was key – by causing fear, people turn to a leader of note and stature, and Hitler fit the
The significance that the Treaty of Versailles had on Germany was that, first off, Germany was blamed for starting the war by the other countries involved in World War I. France, Russia, and Italy all agreed that Germany was to blame for starting the war. Therefore, they made Germany pay reparations. These reparations affected Germany greatly. Not only did the Treaty of Versailles blame Germany for starting the war, but the Treaty of Versailles also led to a great depression and to the rise of Adolf Hitler.
The Treaty of Versailles was the Treaty signed by Germany, France, Britain, and the USA in 1919 on June 28th. The “Big Three” all had their personal aggressions towards Germany and as a result the Treaty was rather harsh. The Treaty of Versailles was significant to some extent to Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 because it left the people of Germany vulnerable and confused which made Hitler’s extreme ideas easier to appeal to. Economically, it left Germany’s economy in tatters due to the reparations. Socially, there was the war guilt clause which caused an outrage amongst the German people.
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.
By the end of 1932, six million people were out of work. In despair more and more people were attracted to political parties, who appeared to offer a simple solution to the growing problem. Many joined the communist party however many started to march under the banner of the nazi political party. A party looking for a scapegoats to attack,
Many years ago, there was a dark time called the Holocaust. It was the time when Adolf Hitler was elected as the president of Germany and he started convincing the Germans that the Jews were the ones that were the problem for everything, and if they got rid of them then life would be better for Germany. Hitler started a group he called Nazis. They were soldiers of his that did as he said, such as the many terrible things to Jews, handicapped, aged, sick, and many many more. After the war Nazis were evil people who were mostly taken to trial to be killed, jailed, or released unless they got away to another unknown country (www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NAZIS:CHAP1.HTM).
Persecution is the elimination of a certain religious, ethnic, or political group to strengthen the government's power. Often times the government uses the tactic of scapegoating, or blaming a group for the country's flaws, to achieve this (Key Traits of Totalitarianism Handout). Hitler blamed the Jewish people for Germany’s loss in World War 1. The Jews were used as scapegoats to reduce the humiliation of the Germans for losing the war. Because of this, Hitler’s goal was to cleanse Germany of any backstabbing Jews (Growing Fascism in Germany Notes, pg 1).
Along with the Hitler youth to ensure that the next generation would be loyal to the NAZI ideology. In 1928 Hitler and the NAZI party got 2.6% of the votes (Pearson, 2013). Then in 1932 the NAZI party received 37.7% of the votes (Pearson, 2013). This was due to the NAZI campaign and propaganda.
Another large extremist group was the Kapp Putsch, they stood for fascism in 1920. When they attacked Ebert could not use the army as many members on the Kapp Putsch were ex-members. So with the army out of commission, Ebert called a General strike from the people. This broke the Kapp Putsch’s power and allowed Ebert and the other democratic leaders to return from hiding. Britain, France and America wanted their ‘Allied Strategy’ to be put in place, this would push all extremist parties to the fringes of society.
The first sermon condemning the euthanasia program was followed by two more, which went into greater detail, citing specific cases. Those who were opposed to the dictatorship of Hitler had these three sermons secretly copied by the hundreds of thousands. They were circulated throughout Germany and beyond. Those discovered dispersing copies of the sermons were killed and von Galen’s death was planned for having damaged the Third Reich so harshly. Von Galen continued to work to reduce the anguish of his countrymen through the remainder of the war.
Adolf Hitler was the chancellor of Germany from 1933 till 1945 and is considered by many to be the main reason why the Holocaust occurred. Although there were many reasons why the Holocaust occurred, Hitler’s rise to power is directly related to one of history’s worst events. There are many reasons why Hitler came into power in Germany, for example there was turmoil that occurred in the German government, and also there must a lot of emphasize on Hitler’s political views and how the German Government should be run. Another reason why Hitler became the leader of Germany was that his opponents greatly underestimated the power of the Nazi party and, similarly, Adolf Hitler.