Nazi Germany: History in an Hour
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Read about Hitler's experience as a soldier during World War One, the Nazi Party's climb to power, the elimination of their political opponents and the Weimar constitution. Learn about life in Nazi Germany, for women, the family, the Jews, and the use of state control, propaganda and security. See how Hitler manipulated foreign policy to achieve his aims, and how he brought the world into war.
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violence that once, as a revolutionary, Hitler would have endorsed, had become an embarrassment. The SA’s agitation was beginning to damage the country’s stability, and President Hindenburg threatened to bring in martial law unless Hitler could bring the situation under control. On the weekend of 30 June–1 July 1934, in what was to become known as the ‘Night of the Long Knives’, Hitler acted. Members of the SS stormed a hotel in the village of Bad Wiessee where the SA had gathered for a weekend
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and this would be far easier with Hitler working inside the government than agitating from outside. ‘In two months,’ said von Papen, ‘we’ll have pushed Hitler into a corner where he can squeal to his heart’s content.’ Reluctantly, Hindenburg agreed. And so on 30 January 1933, Hitler was appointed chancellor within a coalition government. He had done it: Hitler had achieved what he had striven for since 1923 – power through legitimate means. That evening, 30 January, Hitler looked out from his
temporarily spared the daily vitriol of abuse. Jesse Owens of the US (pictured below) famously won four gold medals (including the 100 and 200 metres) prompting Hitler to enquire why there were so many black athletes on the American team. Germany, however, much to the Führer’s satisfaction, finished the Games topping the medal table. Berlin Olympics, 1936 Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-G00630 / CC-BY-SA Kristallnacht: The Night of Broken Glass The life of the German Jew became increasingly
non-aggression pact with Poland. The Nazi Party bore a grudge against Poland, given the amount of German territory that was now part of this newly established country, so many in the Nazi Party questioned Hitler’s motives for signing such a pact. But Hitler, in a clever and duplicitous piece of diplomatic manoeuvring, wanted to create the impression of a Germany accepting of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles and bearing no ill-feeling towards Poland. In 1935 Hitler announced the existence of