Presentation on theme: "CH 34(ish) How Hitler came to Power.. Young Adolf Born in Austria-Hungary 4 th of 6 children Family would move to Bavaria, where Hitler would identify."— Presentation transcript:
Young Adolf Born in Austria-Hungary 4 th of 6 children Family would move to Bavaria, where Hitler would identify as his home His mother died when he was fairly young Life goal was to become a painter
WWI Volunteered to the army when WWI started Was a runner & spent lots of time at the front Received multiple awards for bravery from his service Was never promoted because he “appeared to lack leadership potential” Was partially blinded by gas, and was in a hospital when WWI ended
Joining the Nazis After the War Hitler took a government job which made him responsible for keeping track of potentially “radicle” political groups. One of these groups was the early Nazi party Hitler agreed with many of the ideals of the party, joined, and attempted to make them successful Hitler was member 555, but 500 was added to every card to make the party look bigger than it was.
Rise of the Nazis Hitler took a keen interest in the success of the party. In 1923 Hitler would attempt to overthrow the government in what was known as the “Beer Hall Putsch” The coup failed, but Hitler used his trial as a platform to spread Nazi ideas. He had a sympathetic judge who gave him 5 years in prison, he only served one While in jail he wrote his book Mein Kampf
Ideals of the Nazis Many Germans felt as though the Treaty of Versailles had been especially cruel and unfair to the Germans Many Germans believed that their own government had quit on them A group that tended to take more blame then others were Jews, as anti- Semitism had a long history in Europe.
After Jail After Hitler got out of jail he made a vow: if he gained control of Germany it would be 100% legal (He kept this promise) He would go about legally trying to take control of Germany However, despite his party’s platform the Nazi party had little success… until the Depression
In 1932 Hitler was be made Chancellor of Germany 4 weeks later: The Reichstag building was set on fire, and the German President placed the country under a sort of military control. The Communists were blamed for the fire, and wide scale arrests took place The 1933 Election was held
After 1933 After 1933 Hitler (Nazis) gained coalition control of the Reichstag when the Catholic Center Party agreed to work with the Nazis The Reichstag legally voted to approve the Enabling Act, which gave the Chancellor of Germany the Effective powers of the Reichstag Hitler would immediately outlaw all political parties other than the Nazis, and start to consolidate his power. The only person who could stop Hitler, President Hindenburg, died in 1934