The Rise of Hitler By Danielle & Nathan

In 1919 Hitler's rise to power began in Germany. He joined the German Workers' Party (later named the National Socialist German Workers' Party), a political party that practiced the ideology of Nazism. He was put in charge of the party’s propaganda. "In July 1921 he became their leader with almost unlimited powers. From the first he set out to create a mass movement, whose mystique and power would be sufficient to bind its members in loyalty to him (" Hitler later served eight months in prison of a five-year sentence for high treason for his role in leading an attempted coup known as the Beer Hall Putsch. "In 1930 Hitler made an alliance with the Nationalist Alfred Hugenberg in a campaign against the Young Plan, a second renegotiation of Germany’s war reparation payments (" President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Hitler as Chancellor on January 30th, 1933 after a series of parliamentary elections. For Germans who opposed Nazism failing to unite against it, Hitler soon moved to consolidate absolute power.

Primary Source: 1938 newspaper telling the story of Hitler's rise to leadership and the effect it had on churches. "Tension was increased by Hitler's government beginning to clean up immorality and vice in the monasteries and other church institutions, which kindled the wrath of the Pope."


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