Adolf hitler portrait

Hitler's Rise to Power

  • Early years

    Early years
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    Rise to power.

  • Alois runs away

    Alois runs away
    Alois was Hitler's older half-brother who after growing tired of his father always yelling and beating him, ran away never to see him again. This put Hitler next in line for the exact same treatment, and a rocky relationship with his father.
  • Hitler's father dies

    Hitler's father dies
  • Drops out of school

    Hitler drops out school at the age of sixteen.
  • Crushing of Dreams

    Crushing of Dreams
    After moving to Vienna Hitler applied to the academy of fine arts twice, but was rejected both times resulting in him being bankrupt of his inheritance. Hitler then spent the next few years in homeless shelters.
  • Beginning of Military Service

    When World War One began, Hitler was accepted into the German army which is some what strange considering that he was not German.
  • Iron Cross Second Class

    Iron Cross Second Class
  • Hospitalized

    Hitler is wounded after shrapnel from a bomb hit in during the battle of Somme.
  • Iron Cross First Class

    Iron Cross First Class
    Hitler was awarded the Iron Cross as a corporal which is quite rare, but is really strange is that a Jewish officer recomended him for it.
  • End of World War 1

    Hitler began to feel embittered over the collapse of the war effort, which only increased his passion for Germany.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    Treaty of Versailles
    The Treaty of Versailles is signed and Germany is forced to take all the blame, which enrages hitler.
  • DAP

    Hitler joins the DAP party and ends up designing the parties flag which is a Swastika in a white circle. Not much later the parties name was changed to the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or the NSDAP for short in order to increase popularity.
  • Hitler's Munich speech

    Hitler's Munich speech
    Hitler speaks to 6,000 people who are impressed with his oratory.
  • Leader of the NSDAP

    Hitler replaced Drexlar and became the new party chairman.
  • The Reichstag fire decree

    The Reichstag fire decree
    Hitler suspended civil rights after the burning of parliament buildings occured, making it so that you could be arrested without trial.
  • Storms Meeting

    Storms Meeting
    Hitler storms Kahr and Lossow's meeting and forces them to agree to rebellion.
  • The Beer Hall Putsch

    The Beer Hall Putsch
    Hitler thought his rebellion would be triumphant, but police were called in and sixteen Nazi's were killed and Hitler was arrestesd two days later and sent to jail for five years of which he only did eight months.
  • Released from jail where he wrote Mein Kampf

    He wrote volume one of Mein Kampf where he described the Jews as destroyers of culture.
  • German elections

    The Nazi party won only 2.6% of the vote since the economy's of the world were doing well at the time.
  • Great Depression begins

    Great Depression begins
    When the Great Depression occured, it gave Hitler good political opportunity. As the allies began to demand money, the German government began to print off more and more marks causing massive inflation.
  • Campaign against the young plan

    Hitler makes an allience with the nationalist Alfred Hugenberg in a campaign against the young plan.
  • German Election- made chancellor

    The first round results in no clear winner, but in the second round Hitler lost, but was apointed chancellor which he used to create a de facto legal dictatorship.
  • Dissolving of the Reichstag

    Hitler manages to persuade Hindenburg to dissolve Reichstag and call a general election.
  • The enabling act

    The enabling act
    It was officially called the 'Law for Removing the Distress of the People and the Reich. This allowed the Government to enact laws without the consent of Parliament, even if they didn't agree with the Constitution of the Reich.
  • Banning of the parties

    Hitler banned all other parties, making the Nazi the only legal party in Germany.
  • The Night of long Knives- Jun 30th to Jul 2nd

    The Night of long Knives- Jun 30th to Jul 2nd
    Hitlers political enemies were rounded up and killed. It is estimated that around 200 to 250 people were killed during this time.
  • Abolishment of the Presidency

    The German cabinet enacted a law that abolished the office of the president and combined it's powers with the chancellor's.

    Leader and Chancellor of the Reich’ (Führer und Reichskanzler).
    Hitler also became the commander-in-chief of the Wehrmacht, whose members from then on swore an oath of allegiance to him personally and no longer to the Weimar Constitution.