Hitler's rise to power; from Chancellor to Dictator.

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  • Created on: 31-03-13 17:37

The steps to how Hitler became Fuhrer:

1) January 1933, Hitler became Chancellor;

  • von Papen asks President Hidenburg to make Hitler Chancellor but Hidenburg refuses (22nd Jan)
  • von Schleicher resigned from being Chancellor (28th Jan)
  • Hidenburg is persuaded to appoint Hitler as Chancellor and von Papen as vice-Chancellor (30th Jan)
  • Communists weren't happy about Nazis being so powerful

2) February 1933, The Reichstag Fire;

  • The Reichstag was set on fire (27th Feb)
  • Police found Dutch Communist, van der Lubbe - was arrested/charged for starting the fire
  • Hitler used this as evidence that the Communists were plotting…


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