25-point programme 1. Union of all Germans to form a greater Germany 2. Scrap the Treaty of Versailles 4. Citizenship only to people of German blood. No Jews 6. Right to vote is only for German citizens 7. Foreign nationals to be deported 8. Non-Germans who entered the country after 1914 to leave 14. Government to profit-share in major industries 17. An end to all speculation in land and any land needed for communal purposes to be seized. There would be no compensation. 23. All newspaper editors and contributors to be German and non-German papers to appear only with the permission of the Government 24. Religious freedom for all - providing the views expressed did not threaten or offend the German people 25. The creation of a strong central government for the Reich to put the new programme into effect
The Munich Putsch
Hitler was angry about the defeat of Germany in WWI and was angry at the Weimar Government. He made a speech in an DAP meeting and Drexler asked him to join the party. He had a talent for public speaking and made many speeches against the Weimar Government.
Wall Street Crash and Depression
February 1920, Hitler and Drexler write a list of ideas that they hoped to carry out in the near future. It focused on their hatred of the Treaty of Versailles and the Weimar Government and their racist views. The name of the party changed to the NSDAP.
Hitler becomes Chancellor
9th November 1923, the NSDAP marches to Munich but are met by armed police. 14 Nazis are killed and Hitler falls over then flees. 11th November, Hitler is arrested and the Nazi party is banned. February 1924, Hitler is sent to prison for 5 years.
The Reichstag Fire
When the Wall Street Crash in 1929 triggers and global financial crisis and Germany is hit with the Great Depression, Hitler takes the opportunity to boost his popularity by offering people what they want. As people suffered they looked to Hitler.
Arbeit und Brot
Unsere letzte Hoffnung: HITLER
1932, the unpopular "Hunger Chancellor", Brüning, was sacked. Hindenburg disliked Hitler so replaced him with Von Papen then Von Schleicher who were both worse so Von Papen convinced Hindenburg to hire Hitler, thinking they can control him. They can't.
27th February 1933, 6 days before the election, the Reichstag building caught fire and Hitler claimed it was the work of communists. It was probably the Nazis but it meant Hindenburg and the Reichstag signed the Enabling Act giving Hitler total power.