How did the Nazis gain control of Germany so quickly?
When Hitler was made Chancellor, he was also leader of the largest party in the Reichstag, but did not have the overall majority. He only had two other Nazis (Frick and Goering) in his Cabinet. Few people could hang on to power.
Who were the most important Nazi Leaders?
Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, Wilhelm Frick, Ernst Rohm, Herman Goering, Rudolph Hess, Heinrich Himmler
Who was Joseph Goebbels?
Was in charge of propaganda (newspapers, posters and other media) It was his job to make the Nazi's look good, he made Hitler look like a god.
Who was Wilhelm Frick?
One of the two Nazis in the 1933 cabinet. He was minister of the interior.
Who was Ernst Rohm?
Leader of the SA - Brownshirts - There were 400,000 committed brownshirts by 1933
Who was Herman Goering?
No. 2 in the Nazi party. In 1933 he formed the Gestapo.
Who was Rudolph Hess?
No. 3 in the nazi party. He was deputy leader and an excellent organiser.
Who was Heinrich Himmler?
Leader of the SS - Blackshirts -
When was the Reichstag Fire?
27th February 1933
Who was convicted for the Reichstag Fire?
Maximus de Van Lubbe, A dutch communist.
What was the result of the Reichstag Fire?
All communists were banned from the Reichstag.
What was the results of the March Election?
The Nazis still only got 44.5% of the votes and got 288 seats yet this was still short of the overall majority.
What was the Enabling Act?
It gave Hitler the power to rule and pass laws without the rule of the Reichstag for four years.
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