That’s right, Hitler was not elected. He used a little gap to become “Reichskanzler”, and - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Willy
    • 01.02.13 | 15:03 (IST)

    and everybody was surprised when he eliminated all the other parties within 6 month. It was his first “Blitzkrieg”. This was also possible because of the “Balfore Declaration” 1917, Revolution 1918, Versailles contract 1919 and the black Friday 1929. People in Germany were mortified, got no work and died on hunger. However the German revolution 1918 was less bloody as all other revolutions (Russia 1917, France 1789) because the German monarchy under Bismarck had installed social laws, insurances and so on. The revolutionary could not win only they could also lose a lot. 1930 – 33 people in Germany were also afraid because of the powerful communists/stalinists. Also many people mourned the loss of the monarchy. So many thought the right parties would be the lesser of two evils. They thought also they could control Hitler after his nomination. They were wrong and we know how it ended. The ones who didn’t want to follow, died, ended in prison or KZ, lived in underground, fled, were punished and capitulated, were afraid and assimilated, assimilated because they had seen chances for career or just for a job, believed in the ideology and had seen Hitler as a prophet and some sadists who enjoyed their job. The most of the people were political untaught and followed because they were just enthused and thankful after Hitler gave them bread and work. At the end the Nazis had installed a perfect system, perfect machinery for their objectives. People were bound in this system like workers in an ammunition factory. Divided in different process steps like get basic materials, manufacturing, quality control, transportation and the last of the chain shot the bullet. The political untaught people that were most of the Germans (farmers, laborers, craftsmen did not really realize what was going on or they just believed what they were told, however the higher officials and people who got in contact with them and soldiers who came home and had seen gruel could know and could inform others. In some villages people got only one radio and they could listen to official propaganda only. People who break the rod over those can’t imagine how live was without free TV and Internet.

    from the article: Germany marks 80th anniversary of Hitler's rise to power
    First published 15:50 30.01.13 | Last updated 15:50 30.01.13
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