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  • Weimar Republic

    Weimar Republic The Weimar Republic begins in August of 1919 when the constitution was accepted.
  • Propaganda

    Propaganda The rapid and steady growth of the National Socialist movement is due primarily to the catastrophic worsening of the economic condition of large segments of the population. Gaining more adherents is the perception that only a fundamentally different political and economic basis can check this development.
  • Reichstag Fire

    Reichstag FireThe night of February 27, 1933 loomed dark and gray over the city of Berlin. The Reichstag, seat of parliamentary government in Germany had been in recess since December of the preceding year. At 9:30 there was a tremendous explosion and the great central chamber was totally enveloped in flames. The fire quickly raced out of control despite the efforts of the fire fighters and soon only the walls of the gutted building were still standing.
  • Nazis Suspend All Civil Liberties (headline 1)

    Headline 1As soon as he came into power, Hitler persuaded President Hindenburg of the Reich government, to issue decrees to suspend all given civil liberties of the German people and politicians.
  • Nazi's Receive 43.9% of Election Votes (headline 2)

    Headline 2In the German Federal election, the Nazis receive 17,277,000 votes. 43.9% of the electorate vote for Hitler's party, giving him 288 seats in the Reichstag.
  • Reichstag Passes Enabling Law, 441-94 (headline 3)

    Headline 3On March 23, 1933, the newly elected members of the German Parliament (the Reichstag) met in the Kroll Opera House in Berlin to consider passing Hitler's Enabling Act. It was officially called the 'Law for Removing the Distress of the People and the Reich.' If passed, it would effectively mean the end of democracy in Germany and establish the legal dictatorship of Adolf Hitler.
  • First 100 Days

    First 100 DaysRoosevelt's legendary "First 100 Days"
    concentrated on the first part of his strategy: immediate relief. From March 9 to June 16, 1933, FDR sent Congress a record number of bills, all of which passed easily.
  • Headline 1934 - President Hindenburg Dies

    President Hindenburg Dies German President Paul von Hindenburg died on August 2, 1934, at the age of 86. Although the superannuated president gave the regime an aura of continuity and legitimacy, he possessed no political power and played no role in state affairs. After Hindenburg’s death, Hitler merged the offices of chancellor and president.
  • Nuremberg Laws (1)

    Nuremberg Laws (1) Reich Citizenship Law A Reich citizen is a subject of the State who is of German or related blood, who proves by his conduct that he is willing and fit faithfully to serve the German people and Reich.
  • Nuremberg Laws (2)

    Nuremberg Laws (2) Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor Marriages between Jews and subjects of the state of Germany or related blood are forbidden. Marriages nevertheless concluded are invalid, even if concluded abroad to circumvent this law.
  • Nuremberg Laws (3)

    Nuremberg Laws (3) First Regulation To The Reich Citizenship Law A Jew cannot be a Reich citizen. He has no voting rights in political matters; he cannot occupy a public office.
  • Kristallnacht

    Kristallnacht Kristallnacht -- literally, "Night of Crystal," is often referred to as the "Night of Broken Glass." Kristallnacht owes its name to the shards of shattered glass that lined German streets in the wake of the pogrom-broken glass from the windows of synagogues, homes, and Jewish-owned businesses plundered and destroyed during the violence. It was conducted by the Nazi Youth and the Storm Troopers.
  • Nuremberg Law (4)

    Nuremberg Law (4) Regulation For The Elimination Of The Jews From The Economic Life Of Germany. From January 1, 1939, Jews are forbidden to operate retail stores, mailorder houses, or sales agencies, or to carry on a trade independently.
  • Nuremberg Laws (5)

    Nuremberg Laws (5) Establishment Of The Reich Central Office For Jewish Emigration. A Reich Central Office for Jewish Emigration is being established in the Reich Ministry of the Interior from among representatives of agencies concerned.
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