The Rise of Hitler and the Nazis

Overview of Controlled Coursework topic


This e-flyer is a review of the Controlled Coursework topic - the Rise of Hitler and the Nazis. Here, you will find key dates, examples of sources to use in your work, top tips and links to useful videos.

Key dates for the rise of the Hitler and the Nazis

1919 - The Nazi Party is formed
1920 - Hitler joins the Nazis and becomes the leader of the Nazi Party.
1923 - The Munich Beer Hall Putsch.
1924 - Hitler's trial and imprisonment for nine months.
1925 - Publication of Mein Kampf and the relaunching of the Nazi Party.
1928 - Nazis win 12 seats in election.
1929 - The Wall Street Crash.
1930 - Nazi breakthrough election - win 107 seats.
1932 - April - Hitler challenges Hindenburg for Presidency and loses.
1932 - July - Nazis win 230 seats in election.
1932 - November - Nazis win 196 seats in second election of the year.
1933 - January - Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany.
1933 - February - The Reichstag Fire
1933 - March - Nazis win 288 seats - still no overall majority.
1933 - May - The Enabling Act was passed.
1933 - July -Trade Unions banned.
1934 - June - The Night of the Long Knives.
1934 - August - Hindenburg dies and Hitler becomes Fuhrer.

Hitler's Rise to Power - A Chance Event?

Hitler's Rise to Power Video

The above video gives a good summary of the key events between 1932 and 1934.

Strengths and weaknesses of the Weimar Republic

Look at the table below - what actions did Hitler undertake to undermine the Weimar Republic?

Hitler over Germany tour poster

This poster was produced in 1932 advertising Hitler Over Germany tour undertaken during Hitler's Presidential Campaign. What does the poster tell you about the image Hitler was trying to put across?

The Temporary Triangle cartoon

This cartoon was first published in February 1933 in the British Magazine, Punch. What do to think its opinion is on the relationship between Hitler, Hindenburg and Von Papen?

Always give your sources the NOP!

Nature - what type of source is it? How can this inform its usefulness?

Origin - Who produced the source? When was it produced? What relation does the author have with the events described in the source?

Purpose - What is the message of the source? What is the source's intended audience?