Factors Enabling Nazi Consolidation of Power

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  • Created on: 05-06-16 21:47

1. Terror 

150,000 - 200,000 political prisoners during 1933

- Concentration camps open

- KPD banned shortly after Reichstag fire - trade unions shut down and SPD banned June 1933

- Left wing newspapers closed

1934 - political opponents murdered + supporters who were a threat - Night of Long Knives - Ernst Rohm 

2. Support of Conservative elite

- Hindenburgs Reichstag fire decree + him and Von papen supporting the enabling act 

- nazis able to launch attacks on political left mainly due to positions in the cabinet - Goering interior…

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