Hitler giving a speech.
European History

The Political Upheavals in Germany in 1932

March 15, 2021

Though the Nazis performed well in the July elections of 1932, they were disappointed. In November, their vote share dropped and continued to drop in the regional elections. […]

Hitler with the people of Germany.
European History

The Nazis on the German Political Stage

March 14, 2021

The Nazis were riding high on a successful wave of their propaganda and perpetual campaigning in 1930. It was in 1932 that they really got busy in a well-planned presidential campaign for Hitler. […]

A German coin with Hitler's face on it.
European History

The Nazis and the Great Depression

March 9, 2021

With the beginning of the Great Depression, tensions multiplied for the already staggering Weimar Republic at home. The Nazis made the most of this opportunity and succeeded in the elections of 1930. […]

Defendants in the Beer Hall Putsch trial. From left to right: Heinz Pernet, Friedrich Weber, Wilhelm Frick, Hermann Kriebel, Erich Ludendorff, Hitler, Wilhelm Brückner, Ernst Röhm, and Robert Wagner.
European History

Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP

February 27, 2021

There was a relative recovery of the German economy from 1924 to 1928. This was also the time when Hitler re-established the NSDAP and attempted to create a network of propaganda cells all over Germany. […]

An old German stamp with Hitler's head postmarked.
European History

Adolf Hitler: The Beginning of a Political Career

February 20, 2021

It didn’t take long for Adolf Hitler to carve a niche for himself in the world of German politics after the Great War. His incredible oratorical skills further helped him to create a mass political movement. […]

Photos of Hitler
European History

The Early Life of Adolf Hitler

February 19, 2021

Hitler was like any other young German man fighting for his nation’s pride in the Great War. There was nothing in his background to lead one to suspect that this was a man with special talents. Things changed for him and the world when he joined the DAP. […]

German military decoration from the First World War.
European History

Weimar: The Fragile Democratic Republic

February 19, 2021

One of the things that the new democratic regime in Germany had not done was to purge the old judiciary, nor the high command of the army. That failure to purge the judiciary would prove to be quite important for the fate of the Weimar Republic. […]

A photograph of Adolf Hitler.
European History

Hitler’s Presidential Campaign of 1932

February 14, 2021

Even after employing dramatic campaigning strategies, Hitler didn’t win the presidential election of 1932. However, his party had successfully created an image of a dynamic leader, which was noticed by many people in Germany. […]

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