Nazis Consolidation of Power- Timeline

  • Created by: Benlhunt
  • Created on: 05-06-16 20:38

Still obstacles when Hitler became chancellor 

- 3/12 cabinet members were Nazis and President Hindenburg + Reichstag retained their powers

- By March 1933- Political opponents gone, these events helped:

Reichstag Fire 27th Feb 1933

Dutch Communist Marinus van der Lubbe believed to have set fire to Reichstag building 

Nazis claimed fire was part of communist conspiracy 

Some argue that Nazis staged fire in order to raise awareness of fear of communism 

Hindenburg declared national emrgency in response to both fire and supposed Communist plot.

Reichstag Fire Decree + Campaign against Left 

During days after the fire - Hindenburg suspended part of consitution that included civil rights 

- German people + organisations lost right to free speech +…


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