Nazis Rise to power

Updated: 5/19/2020
Nazis Rise to power

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  • Reorganisation of the Nazi Party
  • The Role of the SA and SS
  • Mein Kampf
  • Propaganda and the Nazis rise to power
  • The Nazis were present in many German cities and towns with many local offices. Nazi party members worked efficiently to spread policies through propaganda.
  • The role of economic instability
  • By 1933, the SS had 35,000 members. Members of the SS were chosen based on their ‘racial purity’, blind obedience and fanatical loyalty to Hitler.The SS saw themselves as the ultimate defenders of the ‘Aryan’ race and Nazi ideology. They terrorized and aimed to destroy any person or group that threatened this.The SA and the SS became symbols of terror. The Nazi Party used these two forces to terrify their opposition into subordination, slowly eliminate them entirely, or scare people into supporting them.
  • Appealing to the Germans
  • You can have all the that you wish for is you are Socialists,Nationalists, Racists, Fascists, Businessmen, landowners, the rich and the army
  • Hitler put Josef Goebbels in charge of Nazi propaganda. Methods of campaigning that the Nazis used in the 1920s included radio, mass rallies, newspapers (eg. Der Sturmer), Hitler's speeches and posters. The Nazis used simple slogans to introduce their ideas and to make them appeal to the ordinary people of Germany.
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor
  • The economic crash in the USA in 1929 meant that the loans given to Germany under the 1924 Dawes Plan were called in. The German economy could not survive and as a result businesses closed and many Germans became unemployed. This worsened the situation with a lack of demand for goods leading to more closures and job losses.
  • The Nazis increased their popularity by appearing to provide the solution to all of Germany’s problems. They adopted policies that could be supported by many different groups of Germans
  • Hitler was not immediately appointed chancellor after the success of the July 1932 elections, despite being leader of the largest party in the Reichstag. It took the economic and political instability (with two more chancellors failing to stabilise the situation) to worsen, and the support of the conservative elite, to convince Hindenburg to appoint Hitler. Hitler was sworn in as the chancellor of Germany on the 30 January 1933. The Nazis were now in power.