Hitler And The Growth Of The Nazi Party Flashcards
What happened in hitlers early life?
Hitler was Austrian but fought for Germany in WWI
When Germany lost hitter thought he’d been stabbed in the back because they didn’t lost they gave up
What happened after WWI go hitler?
He was given an army assignment to check up on political groups. One of them was the DAP run by Drexler
He ended up joining the group after spying on two meetings and he called it the Nazi Party
What was the 25 point programme?
When hitter was drexlers right hand man they made this programme for the DAP party for people to follow, it involved
Scrapping the treaty of Versailles
Expanding Germany’s borders
Depriving Jews of German citizenship
When did the DAP change its name to the Nazi Party
7th August 1920
What does NAZI stand for?
National Socialist German Workers Party
When did hitler run the Nazi party?
What did hitler do to the Nazi party in 1921
Cultivated powerful friends like the head of the german army in WWI
Created the SA - the party’s army
Boosted propaganda in newspapers
Gathered around him loyal party leaders
What caused the Munich Putsch?
Hitler wanted to exploit his discontent towards hyper inflation and the French occupying the Ruhr
He had a lot of support in Munich and wanted to increase his popularity elsewhere
Stresemann would soon solve the economic and international problems so hitler had to act fast before Stresemann solved them
Stresemann was putting down extremist groups so hitler had to gain support so Stresemann couldn’t out the nazis down
Describe the events of the Munich Putsch.
There was a meeting of 3000 officials of the Bavarian government in a beer hall in Munich. The three main speakers were von Kahr, von Seisser and von Lossow, head of government police and army. Hitler burst in with 600 SA while he shot the ceiling and announced he was taking over the Bavarian government. The three main speakers were taken to a side room and confronted by hitler, his troops and weapons and they agreed to support the uprising.
However the next morning hitler found out they opposed him and told the main government all about hitlers uprising but hitler decided to carry on even though the SA had very little compared to the police. Hitler and his supports marched the town stating hitler was the new president. In a narrow street they were met by the police who opened fire. A bodyguard guarded hitler and threw him to the ground in which his arm dislocated. In all 14 of hitlers supporters died along with 4 police. Ludendorff (head of German army in WWI) was arrested. Hitler fled to a friends house to hide but was later found and arrested. He was sentenced five years in prison for treason but only served 9 months.
When did the Munich putsch happen?
8th November 1923
What were the consequences of the Munich Putsch?
Hitler used his trial to get national publicity for the party
The ban of the Nazi party was weakly enforced and lifted in 1925
The Nazi party won 32 seats in the Reichstag in May 1924
He wrote his autobiography, Mein Kampf, and it became the guidance of the Nazi party
Hitler decided he needed a new approach for the party
What did nationalism in the Nazi Party involve?
Breaking the restrictions of the treaty of Versailles
Making Germany self-sufficient, not dependent on foreign imports
Expanding Germany’s borders
Purifying the German race
What did socialism in the Nazi Party involve?
Wanted to control big businesses Agriculture and industry should flourish Businesses would not make unfair profits Jews could not control businesses Workers would be treated fairly
What was totalitarianism?
The Nazi party should control every aspect of life
He despised democracy
Believed in the leadership principle, total loyalty to the leader
What did the nazis think we’re traditional German values?
Strong family values with clear male and female roles
Old style German culture with traditional art, music and theatre