Election after election, the Nazis became more and more popular. Until 1932, they became the biggest party in the German parliament.
Hitler decided to run for president, and he did surprisingly well. However, he lost to Paul von Hindenburg. Since Hitler was the leader of the bigger party (Nazis), he demanded president Hindenburg to make him Chancellor.
Plan A: Become President Plan B: Become Chancellor
Hmmm, a racist Chancellor doesn't seem right.
Franz von Papen secretly negotiating with Hitler convinced Hidenburg to make Hitler Chancellor on the conditions: Papen becomes Vice Chancellor and most government jobs go to moderate conservatives.
In Jan 1933, Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. In Feb, German parliament building was set on fire. No evidence of the criminal was found, but many suspected it was Nazis. However, he denied and blamed the communists.
All political oppenents prison Signed by President Hidenburg x __________
Hitler convinced President Hidenburg sign an emergency allowing Hitler to imprison communists and other political opponents. Later on, Communists and other political enemies were sent to the first concentration camp in Dachau.
After Hindenburgs' Death, Hitler had the perfect opportunity. Hitler introduced a law to parliament that will allow him to do all future laws and decisions entirely on his own. His political enemies in prison and Storm Detachment intimidating others. His law passed and Hitler became a dictator. All the power to a racist.