Did Jews outside Germany know about the Nazis and Hitler before Hitler came to power?
Hitler never made a secret of his sentiments towards the Jews and had told every one what he thought before he attained power. It must however be kept in mind that he did not gain power as a result of popular approval but as a result of political intrigue. ___ However: * In the general election in November 1932 (the last free elections before the Nazis came to power) the Nazis won 34% of the vote, making them the biggest party in the Reichstag. * The Nazis did not campaign on a progamme of genocide. The extent to which Jews outside Germany followed events there varied enormously.