What did Hitler want from Germany?

Peace issues


How did Hitler come to power?

Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP) promised to make Germany strong again and to solve the economic problems.

Hitler wanted to end the German shame, as the lost First World War was known, and give the German people new self-confidence and pride. Parts of the population and also influential economic circles supported Hitler. The National Socialists became the strongest party in the 1932 Reichstag elections.

That's why Hitler wanted to become Chancellor of the Reich. But the other parties rejected this. But in January 1933 he was appointed Reich Chancellor by President Hindenburg. In the elections in March 1933, the NSDAP received 43.9 percent of the votes cast. Hitler was there. The people had chosen their leader.

In order to be able to take over full power, he got the Reichstag to pass the so-called "Enabling Act" on March 24, 1933.

With this law, Hitler’s government was empowered to pass laws without the consent of the Reichstag and Reichsrat and without the counter-signature of the Reich President.

With this, Hitler became an absolute dictator and in future he could rule alone and pass laws on his own. Hitler was in power. Democracy was abolished and the so-called "Third Reich" - a dictatorship - was established.