This is a huge issue, so this answer focuses on the essentials. The two most important reasons were: *Mass unemployment as a result of the Great Depression - in a young democracy (with only very wobbly commitment to democracy). *The absence in Germany at the time of an effective, conventional mainstream right- wing party. In 1928 (before the stockmarket crash) the NSDAP (Nazis) won only 12 out of about 580 possible seats in the Reichstag (Parliament) and were written off as a joke led by a funny, wildly gesticulating little man with very strange ideas. In 1930, however, the Nazis won 107 seats and were a force to be reckoned with. Their strength grew rapidly between 1930 and 1932, when they became the largest single party. Obviously, they exploited fear - especially of Communism; they also exploited resentment arising out of the Treaty of Versailles. However, it was everyday, basic 'bread and butter' issues that appealed to most voters rather than, say, Germany's frontiers and so on. In Germany at the time, commitment to democracy was wobbly or plain weak, partly because democracy was associated with defeat and since 1929-30 with unemployment. The main right-wing party in the late 1920s was the German Nationalists (the DNVP). It had lost touch with its supporters and had somehow lost its way - and many of its traditional supporters. For example, in 1928 it tried to resist legislation abolishing the right of aristocratic landowners (in some parts of the country) to whip (!) their agricultural labourers. The DNVP was in habit of knee-jerk support of 'landed interests' and was hopelessly out of touch. It's not surprising that it was in decline. I hope this goes some way towards answering the question. Joncey
Hitler was elected by his people (the Germans) that's why the National Socialists had power.
The Nazi concentration camps started days after the Nazis were elected into office in 1933. They ended when the Nazis were removed from power in 1945.
They were ALL GERMANS and they had elected him to office. He wasn't an outsider.
In the 1930 general election. It came as a big surprise at the time, as in the previous general election the Nazis had ony won 12 seats in the Reichstag.
wholesale murder started eight years after they were elected.
The first planned attack against the Jews in Germany came just weeks after the Nazis were elected in 1933, with the boycotting of Jewish businesses.
Anne Frank. She and her family were German Jews from Frankfurt but had moved to Amsterdam in 1934 after the Nazi party was elected.
Well, the Nazis were the German Worker's Party. They needed the support of the workers to be elected, they campained on a policy of eliminating unemployment, which they did.
Hitler was the leader they elected themselves. To be a National Socialist you had to join the party, why would they turn against their own leader?
The Nazis being elected into government was the main reason, they made no secret of their intention to build them and publicly opened them within weeks of being put into power.
they were moved by the Nazis, not from the Nazis, the Nazis were in Poland. Most long distance travel was made by train.
The Nazis trained them.
No the Nazis were GERMANS.
The Nazis mainly executed the Anti-Nazis. However, there might have been some that were either sent to the front lines, or simply held in prison until the Nazi party was disbanded.
No, the Nazis did not have schools in the US.No, the Nazis did not have schools in the US.
Nazis (without an apostrophe) is the proper plural.
Yes, it was occupied by the Nazis
He was the leader of the Nazis.
The U.S. did not 'help the Nazis'.
No, Spain was not occupied by the Nazis.
The Nazis did what they did to the Jews
Food. The Nazis were/are ordinary people.
Yes. The Nazis killed millions.