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1 QUIZ ppWhat was at the core of Hitler’s political and social beliefs?What was the NATIONAL SOCIALIST GERMAN WORKER’S PARTY?Who were the SA?What was Hitler’s failed attempt to take power in 1923 called? The _____ _______ PUTSCHWhat was MEIN KAMPF?What were three ideas in Mein Kampf?Define LEBENSRAUMWhat was the FUHRERPRINZIP?What was the new political strategy adopted by Hitler in 1929?Why did President Hindenburg name Hitler as Chancellor in 1933?What law or act gave Hitler legal dictatorial power over Germany?
2 WEIMAR GERMANYA German democratic state was established after WW I called the Weimar RepublicKey political leaders in the 1920’s - Friedrich Ebert, Gustav StresemannHated by the left and the rightEconomic problems - inflation and unemploymentAfter the Great Depression - fear, discontent, and extremist parties
3 Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) Born in Austria Poor student who drops out at 14Goes to Vienna -attempts to become an artist/rejected by art schoolIn Vienna he establishes his world view and philosophyExtreme nationalismAnti-SemitismThe will to power/need to dominate – the music of WagnerMoves to Munich - the war starts and he joins the German army - salvation for HitlerServes at the rank of corporal - awarded the “Iron Cross”The end of the war is shattering for Hitler - meaningless and betrayalIn 1919 after the war Hitler enters politics and joins the German Workers’ PartyBy 1921 he takes control and renames the party the National Socialist German Workers’ Party =Nazi
4 Hitler and the Nazi Party In the early 20’s Hitler works to turn the Nazis into a mass political movementSA = Storm Troops - the Nazi police force or militiaThe Beer Hall Putsch 1923 = Hitler stages an armed uprising in MunichUprising crushed and Hitler sentenced to five years in prison - gains publicity and supportMein Kampf (My Struggle) - writes a book in prison spelling out his ideasGets out of prison and reorganizes the party to win elections and take power legallyFuhrerprinzip = the leadership principle = Hitler as the Fuhrer = leaderBy 1929 the Nazis have become a national political party
5 THE BEER HALL PUTSCH 1923Hitler and the Nazis failed attempt to seize power by force -> Complete and utter fiasco!
7 THE NAZI SEIZURE OF POWER The Great Depression paves the way for Nazis’ rise to powerunemployment is 43% in GermanyHitler begins promising economic, military, and political salvationHitler appeals to1. Big business - break up the unions2. Army leaders – overturn Vers. Treaty3. Youth - an active dynamic partyElection of the Nazis are the second largest party behind the Social DemocratsElection of the Nazis win the most seats in the Reichstag (parliament)Majority leader of the Social Democrats, Chancellor Heinrich Bruning, convinces president Hindenburg to authorize rule by decreeBruning’s policies make the economic crisis worseBusiness and military leaders believe they can use Hitler as a weapon against the communistsHitler demands to be made chancellor - Jan. 30, 1933 Hitler is appointed chancellorHitler calls for new elections
8 THE NAZI RISE TO POWERThe burning of the Reichstag = blamed on the communists/Hitler convinces Hindenburg to sign a decree giving the government emergency powers - basic rights of citizens are suspended - Nazis can arrest and imprison whoever they wantElections of March Nazis win 44%
9 THE NAZI CONSOLIDATION OF POWER The Enabling Act - March 1933 = Reichstag passes legislation suspending the constitution and giving Hitler dictatorial powerNazis moves to take control of all social institutionsBecomes a one-party stateStrike were outlawed and trade unions dissolved - replaced with the Nazi Labour FrontUniversities and publishing houses brought under Nazi control
10 THE NIGHT OF THE LONG KNIVES Army remains independent - Hitler agrees to eliminate the threat from his own personal army the SA - in return the German army will support him as sole ruler of GermanyThe Night of the Long Knives = Hitler murders Ernst Rohm and the leaders of the SAAugust 1934 a national election approves Hitler as Fuhrer with 85% of the vote