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How did Hitler get to power? How did Hitler go from being the leader of a small party who was in jail to dictator of Europe in only 10 years? Mr B Armstrong, Ripley CofE Academy.
Grade D – Must work harder As a young child, Hitler was quite a normal boy. He went to a Church school and even sang in the choir. He was not very academic and preferred subjects like art and PE.
When the outbreak of WW1 was announced, Hitler was ecstatic. He joined the army at once. He later said that it was the first place that he truly felt like he belonged.
Hitler leaves the trenches in 1918, furious that the war has ended, and joins the intelligence core He joins the NSDAP movement, a right wing Fascist political group, and becomes the propaganda minister Hitler takes over the party and reorganises it how he wants it. He makes sure that he is safely in control. He attempts the Munich Putsch in 1923, which fails. This is a violent attempt to take over the government. During a year in prison he writes Mein Kampf. This lays out all Hitler’s ideas, including Lebensraum (living space for Germans), Grossdeutschland (Greater Germany) and blaming Jews for German suffering. When he gets out of prison he decided to try to get voted into power instead of using violence again onwards = Nazi Party compete for votes
What did the Nazi Party promise in their election campaigns? A strong leader Removal of all Jews Protection from Bolsheviks Jobs for all Revenge for Treaty of Versailles
What aspects about the Treaty of Versailles did Hitler particularly hate? Reduced size of Germany Limitations on size of army Limitations on tanks, planes, etc. Lack of Empire Reparations debt Humiliation of losing (War Guilt)
The bars show the unemployment in Germany. The Nazi badges show how many votes Hitler received in election. As unemployment got worse, Hitler’s ideas got more popular was a real turning point. Unemployment rose quickly and so did Hitler’s support.
A Nazi election poster. It promises Bread and Work (Arbeit und Brot)
Hitler was invited into power by Von Papen. Hindenburg, the President and an old war hero, did not think much of Hitler. But they hoped that they could use Hitler in power as he was so popular with the people. They thought that they could control him...
Question: How did Hitler get into power?
Test your understanding of how this links back to other topics: If you were Hitler, newly in power, how would you attack the Treaty of Versailles? Remember, if you are too aggressive too quickly, all of the countries will turn on you again. In 1933, you do not yet have a strong military force or economy.