On September 12,Adolf Hitler became a member of this party, and at the first public meeting held in Munich, on February 24,he announced the party's programme. That programme, which remained unaltered until the party was dissolved inconsisted of twenty-five points, of which the following five are of particular interest on account of the light they throw on the matters with which the Tribunal is concerned:
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From tofree copies were given to every newlywed German couple. Through the s, Hitler gave speech after speech in which he stated that unemployment, rampant inflation, hunger and economic stagnation in postwar Germany would continue until there was a total revolution in German life.
Most problems could be solved, he explained, if communists and Jews were driven from the nation. His fiery speeches swelled the ranks of the Nazi Party, especially among young, economically disadvantaged Germans. After his release from prison, he set about rebuilding the Nazi Party and attempting to gain power through the election process.
Hitler and the Nazis Come to Power: The Nazis capitalized on the situation by criticizing the ruling government and began to win elections. In JanuaryHitler was appointed German chancellor and his Nazi government soon came to control every aspect of German life. Under Nazi rule, all other political parties were banned.
Inthe Nazis opened their first concentration camp, in DachauGermany, to house political prisoners. Dachau evolved into a death camp where countless thousands of Jews died from malnutrition, disease and overwork or were executed. Although the Treaty of Versailles was explicitly based on the principle of the self-determination of peoples, he pointed out that it had separated Germans from Germans by creating such new postwar states as Austria and Czechoslovakia, where many Germans lived.
From the mid- to late s, Hitler undermined the postwar international order step by step. He withdrew Germany from the League of Nations inrebuilt German armed forces beyond what was permitted by the Treaty of Versailles, reoccupied the German Rhineland inannexed Austria in and invaded Czechoslovakia in Fight to Dominate Europe: At the beginning of the war, Hitler and his Nazi Party were fighting to dominate Europe; five years later they were fighting to exist.
By lateJews were banned from most public places in Germany.
In the invasion and occupation of Poland, German troops shot thousands of Polish Jews, confined many to ghettoes where they starved to death and began sending others to death camps in various parts of Poland, where they were either killed immediately or forced into slave labor.
Inwhen Germany invaded the Soviet Union, Nazi death squads machine-gunned tens of thousands of Jews in the western regions of Soviet Russia. In andJews in the western occupied countries including France and Belgium were deported by the thousands to the death camps mushrooming across Europe.
In Poland, huge death camps such as Auschwitz began operating with ruthless efficiency. The murder of Jews in German-occupied lands stopped only in last months of the war, as the German armies were retreating toward Berlin. By the time Hitler committed suicide in Aprilsome 6 million Jews had died.
Denazification After the war, the Allies occupied Germany, outlawed the Nazi Party and worked to purge its influence from every aspect of German life. Although Hitler killed himself before he could be brought to justice, a number of Nazi officials were convicted of war crimes in the Nuremberg trials, which took place in Nuremberg, Germany, from to Nov 09, · Watch video · Under the leadership of Adolf Hitler (), the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, or Nazi Party, grew into a mass movement and ruled Germany through totalitarian means from to.
Evideence that some aspects of the regime were geniunley popular: The Legacy of Weimar Republic: People seen to support the Nazi Regime because they percieved Weimar to have failed; the political/economic crisis that characterised the final years of weimar was a likely reason for people to support a regime that seemed to bring greater stability.
Books shelved as nazi-regime: Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann, Schindler's List by.
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The Nazi Party: The Nazi Regime in Germany. Category» The Nazi Party but the history of the Nazi regime shows that Hitler and his followers were only prepared to negotiate on the terms that their demands were conceded, and that force would be used if they were not.
Although the Nazi regime was not popular with everyone, especially not persecuted minority groups, many people did support the Nazi regime – without the support of Germans the Nazi regime may never have come to power in first place.