Hitler 's Struggle For The Rise Of A New Leader Essay

1050 Words Apr 24th, 2015 5 Pages
Germany, after World War I, was in terrible shape economically, and many Germans lacked confidence in their government. Thus, creating the ultimate chance for the rise of a new leader. Adolf Hitler was a “powerful and spellbinding speaker who attracted a wide following of Germans desperate for change” (“Hitler comes to Power”). Hitler and his party, the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazi party), made it easy for the Germans to blame Germany’s hardships on one particular group. In this case, the blame was put on Jews. Hitler was able to convince many Germans that “the Jews had been the source of defeat during the war, as well as for the economic depression during the 1930’s”. Hitler was officially appointed chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933. (“Hitler Comes to Power”). Not long after he acquired power, Hitler and his followers began the persecution of those deemed ‘racially inferior’, especially Jews.
The first concentration camp established in March of 1933 was Dachau, located near Munich, and it served as a detention camp for communists, socialists, German liberals, and anyone considered an enemy of the Third Reich. A general boycott against German Jews was declared on April 1, 1933 which involved the ‘Storm Troopers’ standing outside of Jewish-owned stores and businesses in order to prevent customers from entering. The “Nuremberg Laws” of September 1935 formed the legal basis for the Jews’ exclusion from German society. The Nuremberg Laws stripped the…

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