Rise of Hitler and Nazi Germany

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    Rise of Hitler and Nazi Germany

  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day
    The signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at 11 am on 11 November 1918 - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Although hostilities continued in some areas, the armistice essentially brought an end to World War I. Some continue to fight right up to 10.30. USA only entered the war in June , and had some officers command their troops to go into battle . One that day alone some 3000 people were killed
  • Signing the Treaty of Versailles

    Signing the Treaty of Versailles
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfnEy8FuElc War Shame and Guilt Reparation
    Disarmament
    Repatriation ( payment of 132 billion marks )
    Loss of Territorial
  • Hitler Joins National Socialist Workers Party aka Nazi Party

    Hitler Joins National Socialist Workers Party aka Nazi Party
    It was anti-Marxist ( Communism ) and opposed to the democratic post-war government of the Weimar Republic and the Treaty of Versailles; and it advocated extreme nationalism and Pan-Germanism as well as extremely anti-Semitism ( Anti Jewish ) . Hitler was 30 years old Swastika : an ancient symbol in the form of an equal-armed cross with each arm continued at a right angle, used (in clockwise form) as the emblem of the German Nazi party. Symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism: dates 2nd BC
  • League of Nations

    League of Nations
  • Hitler becomes Leader on Nazi Party

    Hitler becomes Leader on Nazi Party
    By early 1921, Adolf Hitler was becoming highly effective at speaking in front of ever larger crowds. In February, Hitler spoke before a crowd of nearly six thousand in Munich. To publicize the meeting, he sent out two truckloads of Party supporters to drive around with swastikas, cause a big commotion, and throw out leaflets, the first time this tactic was used by the Nazis.
  • BMW Releases first Motorbike R32

    BMW Releases first Motorbike R32
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ix8I17GzjM
    The BMW R32 was the first motorcycle produced by BMW under the BMW name. An aircraft engine manufacturer during World War I, BMW was forced to diversify after the Treaty of Versailles banned the German air force and German aircraft manufacture. BMW initially turned to industrial engine design and manufacturing.
  • Hyperinflation

    Hyperinflation
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRcg4AMPGD4 In 1918 1 $US bought 4 German mark. By November 1923, the American dollar was worth 4,210,500,000,000 German marks Price doubled every 4 days
    Paid twice day
    Cheaper to burn money then coal
  • Dawes Plan

    Dawes Plan
    To solve the World War I reparations problem, which had trobled international politics following World War I and the Treaty of Versailles.
    The USA government provided short-term economic benefits to the German economy and softened the burdens of war reparations. By stabilizing the currency, it brought increased foreign investments and loans to the German market. But, it made the German economy dependent on foreign markets and economies. This was evident in 1929 during the Great Depression
  • Hitler Imprisoned for High Treason

    Hitler Imprisoned for High Treason
    For the failed Beer Hall Coup D'État he was sentenced to five years' imprisonment at Landsberg Prison. Whilst in prison he starts to write Mein Kampf After nine months in prison, political pressure from supporters of the Nazi Party forced his release
  • Hitler Releases Mein Kampf ( My Struggle )

    Hitler Releases Mein Kampf ( My Struggle )
    is an autobiography by the National Socialist leader Adolf Hitler, in which he outlines his political ideology and future plans for Germany. Volume 1 of Mein Kampf was published in 1925 and Volume 2 in 1926.
  • Start of Hitler Youth

    Start of Hitler Youth
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gujrehdprXg
    When it originally began, the Hitler Youth was Munich-based only. In 1923, the organization had a little over one thousand members. In 1925, the membership grew to over 5,000. Five years later, national Hitler Youth membership stood at 25,000. By the end of 1932 (a few weeks before the Nazis came to power) it was at 107,956. At the end of 1933, the Hitler Youth had 2,300,000 members.
  • 1928 General Election

    The Nazi Party are only able to get 2.6% of the vote
  • Start of the Great Depression

    Start of the Great Depression
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dDfVwzJbW4
    The impact on Weimar Germany was dire. Germans were not much reliant on exports but American loans, which had been propping up the Weimar economy since 1924. No further loans were issued from late 1929, Banks struggled to provide money and credit; By the end of 1929 around 1.5 million Germans were out of work; within a year this figure had more than doubled. By early 1933 unemployment in Germany had reached a staggering six million.
  • General Election

    The Nazi party gained 18.3% of the vote in the Reichstag elections to become the second largest party.
  • General Election

    The Nazi party gained 37.4% of the vote in the Reichstag elections to become the largest party.
  • The Reichstag Fire ( Parliament House )

    The Reichstag Fire ( Parliament House )
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnYEmQd7_uE
    A fire which broke out at the Reichstag building was blamed on the Communist Party (KPD). As a result the KPD, which was the second largest party in Germany, was banned. The banning of the Communist party gave the Nazis a clear majority in government.
  • Night of the Long Knives

    Night of the Long Knives
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boe0IQ6lGNk
    A treacherous massacre or betrayal, especially the massacre of the Brownshirts on Hitler's orders in June 1934.
  • Hitler becomes Supreme Leader ( Fuehrer ) of Germany

    Hitler becomes Supreme Leader ( Fuehrer ) of Germany
    After the death of President Hindenburg, Hitler becomes “Fuehrer and Reich Chancellor” and abolishes the title of President.
  • 1934 Nuremberg Rally

    1934 Nuremberg Rally
    700 000 Nazi Supporters attended the rally
  • Nazi Propaganda - Triumph of the Will

    Nazi Propaganda - Triumph of the Will
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXST0wF5T4s The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.
  • 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics

    1936 Berlin Summer Olympics
    The opening ceremony was held at the Berlin Olympic Stadium. After the parade of nations and a speech by the president of the German Olympic Committee, the games were declared open by Adolf Hitler. Writer Thomas Wolfe ( Famous USA Author ), who was there, described the opening as an "almost religious event, the crowd screaming, swaying in unison and begging for Hitler. There was something scary about it; his cult of personality."
  • Crystal Night

    Crystal Night
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y0uwd9QAYE
    "Crystal Night" ( or Night of Broken Glass ) is the name that's been given to the night of 9-10 November 1938. In almost all large German cities and some smaller ones that night, store windows of Jewish shops were broken, Jewish houses and apartments were destroyed, and synagogues were demolished and set on fire.
  • Hitler becomes Times Man of the Year

    Hitler becomes Times Man of the Year
    Time Magazine published its annual Man of the Year issue. For the year 1938, Time had chosen Adolf Hitler as the man who "for better or worse" had most influenced events of the preceding year.