Essay on Hitler 's Rise Of Power
In the early Nineteen thirties, the state of mind in Germany was formidable. A worldwide economic depression had hit the country drastically, and millions were without work. Still fresh in everyone’s minds was Germany’s humiliating loss fifteen years prior during World War I. Germans lacked confidence in their weak government, known as the Weimar Republic. These conditions provided the chance for a new leader to arise. Adolf Hitler, and his National Socialist German Workers’ Party, also known as the Nazi party for short, was the catalyst that fueled a movement for change.
Adolf Hitler was a powerful and spellbinding speaker who attracted a wide following of Germans desperate for a change. He promised the people of Germany, the disenchanted, a better life and a new and glorious Germany. The Nazis appealed especially to the unemployed, young people, and the members of the lower class. The party’s rise to power was quick. Before the economic depression struck the Nazis were practically unknown, only winning three percent of the vote to the Reichstag in the nineteen twenty-four elections (ushmm.org). This quote describes Adolf Hitler’s philosophy about leadership:
“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth”(Hitler).
Adolf Hitler’s thirst for power began with the dictatorship of Germany, but it did not…