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Germany voted for the Nazis explained... historically

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Whitney Pickett

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Why Germany Voted for the nazis explained
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Whitney Pickett and Ivy hess heyyy 1919 1921 1929 1934 1937 Hitler joined German Workers' Party Hitler takes control of the National Socialist German Workers' Party Nazi Party was the largest party in the Reichstag with 800,000 members Hitler became sole ruler of Germany and made everyone take a personal oath of loyalty to Hitler as a leader Nazi's solved Germany's economic depression problem by a rearmament problem that solved the unemplyment problem Timeline regarding the Germans approving the Nazis The rise of the Nazis in Germany between 1920- 1945 was a drastic as well as fairly quick rise to power. The Nazi party was last lead by Adolf Hitler who was appointed to hold power by the current president of Germany, Paul von Hindenburg. Hitler was a firm believer in totalitarianism and stressed the idea of failures of previous government ideas such as communism, democracy, and liberalism. The main idea however of the Nazi party was that the Germans were the superior race among the country. In 1925, the Nazi Party was divided into two groups: leadership positions and general members. Support groups were also formed and this created many opportunities for people all over Germany to support the party of the Nazis. The party then contested their elections to the national parliament and at first, this was a successful action, but then it slowly became something that led to polls going down. As a result of this, Hitler turned over the organization to the head of the secretariat. This allowed the Nazis to have a greater public awareness as well as more followers. The party then began to expand to other areas that were more rural and unheard of. The reason why this particular party was so effective was because shortly after they came into power the Great Depression occurred and the people of Germany needed someone to look to and take over their world that was currently crashing down. Overall, the party gripped the German people and was successful. Overview summary of the Nazis in Germany 1920 - 1935 Germans approve of the Nazis { Nazis helped end Germany's depression Nuremberg Promises made by hitler to create a new germany { Rearmament Program { Key to solving the unemployment problem { Evoked enthusiasm and excitement from the rallies { National pride Tradition Militarism National Honor { Struck emotion in Hitler's audience German Aryanism, whether Christian or pagan, became known as “Volkism.” Volkism basically stated that there would be an Aryan leader who would lead people to great destiny through living space. These Germans believed that Hitler and his party were the leaders, therefore they followed his lead In this photograph, Adolf Hitler is standing in front of Nazi soldiers. He is leading them into his Nazi party and they are following him. These soldiers are made up of the German population, therefore the people of Germany must approve because they are the ones backing up the Nazi’s ideas. This picture captures the Hitler’s famous one-armed salute. The people of Germany are standing along the sides of the streets respecting Hitler as well as joining and supporting him in the salute. It is apparent that they support and want to take part in his party by the way that they are physically showing this. A German Christian movement mass meeting is shown above in the 1930’s. There are large posters with writing supporting the Nazi movement above the enormous amounts of people. This is an example of even how religion supported Hitler and his party. This is a picture that shows the German Christian elections of 1933. There is a banner supporting the Nazi party which explains that they want people to know that they obviously support the Nazis and use is almost as a campaigning method. Dear Herr Gemlich,
The danger posed by Jewry for our people today finds expression in the undeniable aversion of wide sections of our people. The cause of this aversion is not to be found in a clear recognition of the consciously or unconsciously systematic and pernicious effect of the Jews as a totality upon our nation. Rather, it arises mostly from personal contact and from the personal impression which the individual Jew leaves--almost always an unfavorable one. For this reason, antisemitism is too easily characterized as a mere emotional phenomenon. And yet this is incorrect. Antisemitism as a political movement may not and cannot be defined by emotional impulses, but by recognition of the facts. The facts are these: First, Jewry is absolutely a race and not a religious association. Even the Jews never designate themselves as Jewish Germans, Jewish Poles, or Jewish Americans but always as German, Polish, or American Jews. Jews have never yet adopted much more than the language of the foreign nations among whom they live. A German who is forced to make use of the French language in France, Italian in Italy, Chinese in China does not thereby become a Frenchman, Italian, or Chinaman. It's the same with the Jew who lives among us and is forced to make use of the German language. He does not thereby become a German. Neither does the Mosaic faith, so important for the survival of this race, settle the question of whether someone is a Jew or non-Jew. There is scarcely a race whose members belong exclusively to just one definite religion.
Through thousands of years of the closest kind of inbreeding, Jews in general have maintained their race and their peculiarities far more distinctly than many of the peoples among whom they have lived. And thus comes the fact that there lives amongst us a non- German, alien race which neither wishes nor is able to sacrifice its racial character or to deny its feeling, thinking, and striving. Nevertheless, it possesses all the political rights we do. If the ethos of the Jews is revealed in the purely material realm, it is even clearer in their thinking and striving. Their dance around the golden calf is becoming a merciless struggle for all those possessions we prize most highly on earth.
The value of the individual is no longer decided by his character or by the significance of his achievements for the totality but exclusively by the size of his fortune, by his money.
The loftiness of a nation is no longer to be measured by the sum of its moral and spiritual powers, but rather by the wealth of its material possessions.
This thinking and striving after money and power, and the feelings that go along with it, serve the purposes of the Jew who is unscrupulous in the choice of methods and pitiless in their employment. In autocratically ruled states he whines for the favor of "His Majesty" and misuses it like a leech fastened upon the nations. In democracies he vies for the favor of the masses, cringes before the "majesty of the people," and recognizes only the majesty of money.

He destroys the character of princes with byzantine flattery, national pride (the strength of a people), with ridicule and shameless breeding to depravity. His method of battle is that public opinion which is never expressed in the press but which is nonetheless managed and falsified by it. His power is the power of money, which multiplies in his hands effortlessly and endlessly through interest, and which forces peoples under the most dangerous of yokes. Its golden glitter, so attractive in the beginning, conceals the ultimately tragic consequences. Everything men strive after as a higher goal, be it religion, socialism, democracy, is to the Jew only means to an end, the way to satisfy his lust for gold and domination.
In his effects and consequences he is like a racial tuberculosis of the nations.
The deduction from all this is the following: an antisemitism based on purely emotional grounds will find its ultimate expression in the form of the pogrom.[1] An antisemitism based on reason, however, must lead to systematic legal combatting and elimination of the privileges of the Jews, that which distinguishes the Jews from the other aliens who live among us (an Aliens Law). The ultimate objective [of such legislation] must, however, be the irrevocable removal of the Jews in general.
For both these ends a government of national strength, not of national weakness, is necessary.
The Republic in Germany owes its birth not to the uniform national will of our people but the sly exploitation of a series of circumstances which found general expression in a deep, universal dissatisfaction. These circumstances however were independent of the form of the state and are still operative today. Indeed, more so now than before. Thus, a great portion of our people recognizes that a changed state-form cannot in itself change our situation. For that it will take a rebirth of the moral and spiritual powers of the nation.
And this rebirth cannot be initiated by a state leadership of irresponsible majorities, influenced by certain party dogmas, an irresponsible press, or internationalist phrases and slogans. [It requires] instead the ruthless installation of nationally minded leadership personalities with an inner sense of responsibility.
But these facts deny to the Republic the essential inner support of the nation's spiritual forces. And thus today's state leaders are compelled to seek support among those who draw the exclusive benefits of the new formation of German conditions, and who for this reason were the driving force behind the revolution--the Jews. Even though (as various statements of the leading personalities reveal) today's leaders fully realized the danger of Jewry, they (seeking their own advantage) accepted the readily proffered support of the Jews and also returned the favor. And this pay-off consisted not only in every possible favoring of Jewry, but above all in the hindrance of the struggle of the betrayed people against its defrauders, that is in the repression of the antisemitic movement.

Respectfully,Adolf Hitler
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