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35 Cards in this Set

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When was Hitler appointed Chancellor?

30 January 1933

When was the Reichstag Fire?

27 February 1933

What piece of legislation was passes following the Reichstag Fire?

The Decree of the Reich President for the Protection of the Nation and the State

When was the Decree of the Reich President for the Protection of the Nation and the State passed?

28 February 1933

How many Nazis were there in Hitler's first cabinet?


Who were the Nazis in Hitler's first cabinet?

Hitler, Göring and Frick

What were the implications of the Decree of the Reich President for the Protection of the Nation and the State?

1. Suspended constitutional civil rights

2. Gave secret police the power to hold people indefinitely in protective custody

3. Used to repress the KPD

4. Remained in force throughout the duration of the Third Reich

What date were the March Elections?

5 March 1933

Why did Hitler call an election in March 1933?

He hoped to gain a majority which would have allowed him to pass the Enabling Act and give him greater powers to pass radical legislation

What did the Nazis pole in the Marc Elections?


What tactics did the Nazis use in their March election campaign?

They bullied rivals, used the radio, police and unofficial pressure at polling stations to make people vote for them

When was the New Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda set up?

13 March 1933

When was the Enabling Act passed?

24 March 1933

What was the effect of the Enabling Act?

Legislation could now be brought into law without the consent of the Reichstag, rather simply coming straight from the cabinet thus allowing legislation to passed quicker and also allowing more radical legislation to be passed

What were the results of the vote on the Enabling Act?

441 to 94 voted in favour

When was the first boycott of Jewish shops held?

1 April 1933

When was the Law for Restoration of Professional Civil Service passed?

7 April 1933

What public holiday was held for the first time on 1 May 1933?

Day of German Labour

What happened on 2 May 1933?

All Trade Unions were abolished and replaced by the German Labour Front

What was the DAF?

The German Labour Front

When was the law against the formation of new parties passed?

14 July 1933

What agreement was signed on 20 July 1933?

A concordat between the Nazi State and the Papacy respecting one another's roles

When was the 'Night of the Long Knives'?

30 June 1934

When did Hindenburg die?

2 August 1934

What did Hitler do following Hindenburg's death?

He merged the offices of Chancellor and President to create the role of Führer

What group swears an oath of persona allegiance to Hitler following Hitler becoming Head of State?

The Army

When had Hitler failed to organise a coup to overthrow the German government?


Who was arrested at the scene of the Reichstag Fire?

Marinus Van der Lubbe

How did the Nazis portray the Reichstag Fire?

As a communist plot

What evidence was there to suggest that Marinus Van der Lubbe was a communist?

He had communist leaflets on him at the time when he was found by the police

What took place on 21 March 1933?

The Day of Potsdam

How many members did the SA have in 1933?


How many members did the SA have by 1934?


Who was the leader of the SA in 1934?

Ernst Röhm

How many people are estimated to have been killed during the 'Night of the Long Knives'?