Hitler's consolidation of power

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Reichstag Fire

 Enabling act

Emergency decrees


Night of the long Knives

Hindenburg's death

Army's oath

Reichstag fire

  • Feb 1933
  • Used to tell Germany of the communist threat (Van der Lubbe)
  • used this to convince Hindenburg to pass the emergency decrees

Emergency decrees

  • Allowed Hitler to take political action against the communists
  • 1,000's of Communists put into concentration camps
  • Communist party wrecked

General election

  • March 1933
  • Communists locked up, Hitler hoped to win a majority of the votes
  • 44% of Germans voted for the Nazis
  • The Nazis joined with the Nationalist DNVP to…


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