In a series of decrees that followed soon after the passage of the Enabling Act, other parties were suppressed and all opposition was banned. In only a few months Hitler had achieved authoritarian control. Finally, in early August 1934, President Paul von Hindenburg died. Rather than have new presidential elections, Hitler's cabinet passed a law combining the offices of President and Chancellor, with Hitler holding the powers of both offices (including the President's decree powers) as "Leader and National Chancellor." This consolidation was approved by the electorate in mid-August 1934. Hitler then had the military swear an oath of allegience to him personally — an unprecedented step.
Having secured supreme political power without winning support from the majority of Germans, Hitler did go on to win it and remained overwhelmingly popular until the very end of his regime. He was a master orator, and with all of Germany's mass media under the control of his propaganda chief, Dr. Joseph Goebbels, he was able to persuade most Germans that he was their saviour from the Depression, the Communists, the Versailles Treaty and the Jews.
Jews believe they are the chosen people. This is a clear example of their overinflated arrogance.
Jewish men think its ok to use non jewish woman like prostitutes but without paying, of course.
Jews only talk about how they were persecuted by Hitler. 20 million people died during WW2, only 6 million were Jews. Why doesn’t someone make a movie about how Jews used Polish girls as housekeepers before WW2 and raped them !!
When Hitler rose to power and blamed the war on the Jews, hardly anyone objected. Initially, he did not plan to exterminate the Jews, but only to expel them from his country. In the summer of 1938, when Hitler heard that there is a conference in Evian, France, to discuss the possibility of helping the Jews move out of Germany, he said, “We are ready to put all these criminals at the disposal of these countries, for all I care, even on luxury ships.” But as the nations do not want the Jews today, they did not want them then. With suave indifference, country by country excused itself from taking in Jews. The Australian delegate, T. W. White, sarcastically noted, “As we have no real racial problem, we are not desirous of importing one.”
Hitler's ally Benito Mussolini was overthrown in 1943, after American forces invaded and occupied Sicily. Meanwhile the Soviet Union was steadily forcing Hitler's armies to retreat in the East. On June 6, 1944 (D-Day), Allied armies landed in northern France. Realists in the German army saw that defeat was inevitable, and some officers plotted to remove Hitler from power. In July 1944 one of them, Claus von Stauffenberg planted a bomb at Hitler's military headquarters (the so-called July 20 Plot), but Hitler narrowly escaped death. Savage reprisals followed, resulting in the executions of more than 4,000 people, and the resistance movement was crushed.
First, the Nazis' violence and rhetoric had hardenedopposition against Hitler, and it was becoming obvious that hewould never achieve power democratically.
Hitler soon discovered that he had two remarkable talents — for public oratory and for inspiring personal loyalty. His street-corner oratory, attacking the Jews, the socialists and liberals, the capitalists and Communists, began to attract adherents. Early followers included Rudolf Hess, Hermann Göring, and Ernst Röhm, head of the Nazis' paramilitary organisation, the SA. Another admirer was the wartime Field-Marshall Erich Ludendorff. Hitler decided to use Ludendorff as a front in an attempt to seize power in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, later known as the "Hitler " or "March to Berlin" of November 8, 1923, when the Nazis marched from a beer hall to the Bavarian War Ministry, intending to overthrow Bavaria's right-wing separatist government and then march on Berlin. The army quickly dispersed them and Hitler was arrested. To protect his position as leader, Hitler appointed Alfred Rosenberg temporary leader.
Hitler was tried for high treason and in April 1924 he was sentenced to five years' imprisonment in Landsberg prison. Here he dictated a book called () to his deputy Rudolf Hess. Considered relatively harmless, Hitler was given an early amnesty and released in December 1924. By this time the Nazi party barely existed and Hitler would have a long effort in trying to rebuild it. In 1925 Hitler established a personal bodyguard, the ("Protection Unit" or SS). This elite black-uniformed corps was to be commanded by Heinrich Himmler, who was to become the principal executor of his plans with respect to the "Jewish Question" during the Second World War.
If you examine what this illness entails, the many, varied aspects of it, you will see upon close examination of Hitler that he exhibited thinking, actions and directions that match the workings of this illness.
Rage, mistrust, lack of confidence, grandiosity, envy, seeking power, lack of empathy, little humour, brilliance, the ability to speak and be persuasive, strong will, being driven or obsessed, not absorbing the lessons of others, risk-taking, lack of real, consistent hard work, ignoring the facts and making wrong decisions based upon an expectation of success: these are all aspects of narcissism.
Hitler discovered that Gregor Strasser, oneof the Nazis' highest officials, had been disloyal, attemptingto negotiate power for himself behind Hitler's back.
In 2004, it turned out that Adolf Hitler spent years evading taxes and owed German authorities 405,000 Reichsmarks -- equivalent to 8 million 2004 US dollars -- by the time his tax debts were forgiven soon after he took power.
It goes without saying that if the German Republichad been truly democratic, it would have survived even the testof a depression.
Still, the Great Depression gave Hitler a chance to blame thestatus quo, and he expertly exploited the people's misery to increasehis political power.