6How did Hitler consolidate his power by 1934? Lesson Objectives…How did Hitler consolidate his power by 1934?To understand Hitler’s position in 1933.To know the factors that helped Hitler become Fuhrer and establish Germany as a one party state
7Task…Write at least 3 statements to describe this cartoon of Hitler’s position in January 1933.Tip-Who are the other characters in the picture? What are they doing with Hitler?
8What had changed about Hitler’s position by 1934? Task 3…Write at least 3 statements to describe this cartoon of Hitler’s position 18 months later.What had changed about Hitler’s position by 1934?
9For your information… In January 1933-Hitler was in a weak position; Only 2 other Nazi’s had positions in the New Government.Nazi’s support had fallen from 37% to 33% during To control the Reichstag he needed at least 50% of the vote.Hitler could be sacked by President at any time.Hindenburg and Franz Von Papen planned to use Hitler like a puppet from ‘behind the scenes’.
10For your information…By the end of 1934 Hitler was in a totally different position;Von Papen had resigned.Hindenburg was dead.Hitler was President and Chancellor.The army had taken an oath of personal loyalty to Hitler.The Nazi’s were the ONLY political party.How had this happened?
11There were 8 steps to power The Reichstag Fire - 27 February 1933New Elections - 5 March 1933The Enabling Law - 24th March 1933Trade Unions Taken Over - 2 May 1933All Political Parties Banned - July 1933Night of the Long Knives29 – 30 June 1934Death of Hindenburg - 2 August 1934The Army Oath- August 1934
12Before each factor is considered, you need to work as an Advisor to Hitler in making some key decisions
14USING THE INFORMATION ON PG. 48-49 CREATE A REVISION AID; How did each factor help Hitler become Fuhrer?USING THE INFORMATION ONPG CREATE A REVISION AID;SPIDER DIAGRAM WITH COLOURREVISION CARDSTIMELINEBULLET POINTSACROSTICMake it stand out with colour and/or illustrations.Pick out Keywords that are important
15How did Hitler consolidate his power by 1934? Lesson Objectives…How did Hitler consolidate his power by 1934?To understand Hitler’s position in 1933.To know the factors that helped Hitler become Fuhrer and establish Germany as a one party state
16Which was the most important factor in Hitler becoming Fuhrer? Decide on your own, a rating for each factor.1 is the most important factor8 is the least important factorYou must be able to explain your choices
17The Reichstag Fire… So…. Who was to blame? On the 27th February 1933 a Communist was arrested for the Reichstag Fire.The Fire enabled Hitler to persuade President Hindenburg that something drastic had to be done to deal with the Communist threat.Hindenburg passed an emergency law which suspended all rights to freedom of speech, press, liberty and assembly.Hitler and the Nazi Party now had emergency powers to search houses, arrest without trial and give the death penalty.So….Who was to blame?This Decree stayed in place for 12years throughout the period of Nazi rule and formed the legal base for much of the Nazi’s reign of terror.The fire was like a windfall to the Nazi’s. It provided them with the perfect excuse to eliminate opposition whilst strengthening their hold on Germany.