Why Did Hitler Join The Nazi Party

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Before the time of the Nazi rise in Germany, my great-great-grandfather, Otto Schroeder, left Germany in search of better opportunities in the United States, taking with him his family, which included my great-grandfather, Andrew Schroeder. Many years later, the Nazi party came looking for Andrew, trying to get him to join the Nazi party. Andrew, in response, quit his job and forbade the German language from being spoken in the house. Because of this, my grandmother, who was 100% German, never learned of her German heritage, losing years of history and her native tongue. She developed a slight obsession with Adolf Hitler, wanting to know more about the man whose people were responsible for her losing the German side of her life. When she passed …show more content…
They know the destruction and chaos that Hitler caused in the country and the many thousands of people that were killed. However, not many know the why: Why Hitler did what he did, why he joined the DAP and transformed it into the NSDAP, the Nazi party. There is no way to determine the exact reason that Adolf Hitler decided to abandon his political beliefs and join the DAP, however, with the evidence that is available, it is possible to come to the closest conclusion to his motives. To understand the mindset that he had and the actions that he took, one must first understand the conditions of the German state. World War I had left much to be desired by the German people and the Treaty of Versailles had the people searching for redemption and revenge, but it was not the only thing happening in Germany at the time. Germany was already unstable and the Treaty of Versailles pushed it farther off the …show more content…
Hitler took advantage of the instability in Germany to rise to power. But why did he choose to rise through the ranks? He truly believed that his ideas were for the benefit of Germany; that everything he did and would do was for the good of the German people. The policies that he put in place, the decisions he made, most of them benefited the German people and aided in bringing Germany to better than what it was before World War I. Through his policies, the unemployment dropped, German military grew strong again, and the German people became hopeful and rejoiced in their country once

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