Rise of Hitler

By jmartel
  • Hitler Fights in the First World War

    Hitler Fights in the First World War
    Hitler joined the army in 1909 with both of his parents dead and having no inheritance left. He was thought of as a very efficient soldier, never complaining about the food or horrible conditions and luckily always avoiding injuries. This was where Hitler found his love of war, and always volunteered to do deadly tasks. He went unscathed for years until 1916 when his leg was injured from a shell fragment.
  • Nazi Party is Formed

    Nazi Party is Formed
    The party was founded out of the current of the far-right and racist German völkisch nationalist movement and the violent anti-communist Freikorps paramilitary culture that fought against the uprisings of communist revolutionaries in post-World War I Germany. The party's last leader, Adolf Hitler, was appointed Chancellor of Germany by president Paul von Hindenburg in 1933.
  • Germany Surrenders: Treaty of Versailles

    Germany Surrenders: Treaty of Versailles
    Countries met at the Paris Peace Conference in order to work out some sort of treaty. The big five nations that attened were the US, Japan, Britian, France, and Italy. They were determined to punich Germany for the war. The treaty stated that Germany was responsible for WWI. A few punishments that the Treaty had for Germany was that they had to pay reparations for the war and their military was reduced to basically nothing.
  • Hitler Becomes leader of the Nazi Party

    Hitler Becomes leader of the Nazi Party
    In 1921 at a gathering, Hitler was announced as the leader of the Nazi Party. The party committee took a vote and elected him as the leader. The party felt like Hitler was the soul of the party and without him the Nazi party would surely end.
  • Beer Hall Putsch

    Beer Hall Putsch
    The Beer Hall Putsch was a failed attempt at revolution that occured when Hitler and the other Nazi party heads tried to seize power in Munich, Bavaria, and Germany.
  • Mein Kampf is Written

    Mein Kampf is Written
    Mein Kampf is a book written by the Nazi Party leader, Adolf Hitler. It's a combination between an autobiography and Hitler's political ideology. He began to write his book while he was in prison after the Beer Hall Putsch. "Mein Kampf" means "My Struggle" in german.
  • Hitler is Tried for Treason

    Hitler is Tried for Treason
    Hitler was tried for treason after he, and the other Nazi Party heads, attempted to seize power known as the Beer Hall Putsch. Hitler and the rest of the men arrested were outlawed. Ultimately he was found guilty and put in jail for five years, however he only served nine months of his term.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The Stock Market Crash of 1929 was the most devastating stock market crash in the history on the United States. The crash triggered the twelve year Great Depression that affected the Western industrialized states.
  • Nazis Elected to Reichstag

    Nazis Elected to Reichstag
    The Nazi Party contested elections to the national parliament, The Reichstag, and the state legislatures. Although at first the party didn't get much success, the Nazis continued to grow. As of September 1930 the Nazi Party was the second largest political group in the Reichstag.
  • Hitler Voted Chancellor of Germany

    Hitler Voted  Chancellor of Germany
    Hitler was voted chancellor of Germany in 1933 and transformed the Weimar Republic into the Third Reich. Many politicians pushed President Hindenburg to appoint Hitler as chancellor. Eventually in 1932, Hindenburg appointed him as chancellor.
  • The Reichstag Building Burns

    The Reichstag Building Burns
    The fire was used as evidence by the Nazis that the Communists were beginning a plot against the German government. The Reichstag Building was used as the assembly location of the German Parliament.
  • Hitler Becomes Dictator of Germany

    Hitler Becomes Dictator of Germany
    On August 2, 1934, Hindenburg died, and the title of president was abolished. Hitler’s title became Fuehrer and Reich Chancellor. Not surprisingly, he used the initial four-year “temporary” grant of emergency powers that had been given to him by the Enabling Act to consolidate his omnipotent control over the entire country.