Adolf Hitler and his Rise to Power

Führer Aufstieg zur Macht


Hitler's rise to power was built upon past conflicts:

Poor treatment of the German people,, the Versailles treaty, the increasing rate of unemployment and the brilliance of his speeches.

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Hitler becomes chancellor

On September 1919 Hitler joined The German Workers' Party commonly known as The Nazi Party. A political party formed post World War I who was strongly opposed to The Treaty of Versailles and was pro anti-Semitism,

Hitler was one of the best speakers of the Nazi Party, because of this he presented the party with an ultimatum; either make him leader or he would leave.

On January 1933, the Enabling Act of 1933 was adopted. In that same month Hitler was appointed chancellor by president Paul von Hindenburg. The Enabling Act assured Hitler dictatorial power without any valid legal objection.

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Hindenburg's Death

Hitler would not fully achieve full dictatorial power until after the death of Hindenburg. Hindenburg's death was viewed as an opportunity for Hitler to seize total power in Germany by becoming the Führer of Germany.

At August 2, 1934 Hindenburg's last day was lived. Almost instantly the Nazi's introduced 2 new laws that would ensure Hitler would become Führer of Germany.

Section 1. The office of Reich President will be combined with that of Reich Chancellor. The existing authority of the Reich President will consequently be transferred to the Führer and Reich Chancellor, Adolf Hitler. He will select his deputy.

Section 2. This law is effective as of the time of the death of Reich President von Hindenburg."


By then, Hitler had already enforced oaths upon the armed forces and had gained the trust of over 95% of Germany.

The rest is History...

Created by Zac Obeid