Hitler\'s Rise To Power

The name Hitler stirs up many emotions inside the hearts of people. What could have made Hitler so hostile towards the Jews? Could it have been his unhappy childhood, frustrated adolecsnce, his artistic disappointment, rejection from the Jewish society or merely the wound he received on the front during World War I. Adolf Hitler or the incarnation of absolute evil became dictator of Germany in 1933 and prepared his nation for war and a “Final Solution” to the “Jewish problem”. Hitler posed a great threat to democracy and redefined the meaning of evil for eternity. Hitler’s undeniable hatred for Jews crushed his dream of a “third Reich” and only created more anguish, and enmity among the people of Germany.
World War I was a great disparagement to the German people. Despair increased as the army returned to a bankrupt country. Millions of Germans could not find work, and a weak republic had replaced the defeated Germany. The German people were humiliated and full of distress. They were looking for many ways to restore their dignity and pride, but little did they know that things would get much worse. “The rain of inflation fell on the just and the unjust alike”(Flood 313) By 1923, Germany was facing deep troubles. There was major inflation and the majority of the population was poverty stricken. Problems were beginning to escalate while Germany was in a dismal economic state, shops were closing and, no
profits in production resulted in vast unemployment. Hungry and miserable the people turned to Hitler. He was a skillful schemer, politician, and organizer. This was Hitler\'s opportunity to preach amongst the German people. Hitler preached German superiority, more precisely to the Aryan race. Since the country was in total and complete chaos after the war, and was forced to pay billions of dollars in reparations, the German people saw some sort of hope in Hitler. Germany lost a large amount of its territory. The Empire was no more. “Hitler saw an opportunity and moved to grasp it” (Alexandria 75). When he took power the economy was basically non existent.
Hitler did not believe in total truth, instead he relied on halve truths, and big lies. For example he believed that the Jews were a sub -human race, that should be treated terribly and be completely disposed of. The German Workers\' Party appealed to Hitler even though they were small, disorganized, and led by a group of misfits. Hitler used this as oppertunity to begin his rise to the top, and to start the destruction of all Jews. Hitler wanted “to re-establish the Nazi Party as a political organization which he could seek power exclusively” (Shirer 119). Hitler\'s intermingling with The German Workers\' Party was the beginning of the national socialism movement which would soon help Germany become “The Third
Reich”. The Nazi’s offered no program for easing the effects of the depression and no details about how Germany would regain
greatness. “Hitler was shaping his party to take over Germany’s destiny” (Shirer 121). Hitler attacked the government, and declared that only the Nazi Party could assure Germans jobs and greatness for Germany. While spending time in prison for leading a protest in Munich, Hitler wrote a book Mien Kampf (My Struggle), in which he states many reasons why the Jews and communists were accountable for the great losses that Germany had experienced from WW I.
He also decided on the "final solution" to the "Jewish problem", which was to eliminate the so called “Jewish Race”. When he took power the economy was basically non existent. Many Germans looked at him as a solution to all their problems. He promised to rebuild the glorious Germany of the past. First he started rebuild their army. Germany was not allowed to have more than 100,000 troops according to the treaty of Versailles. Hitler broke the treaty, and built up his military way beyond what Germany was allowed. Factories started putting out weapons, which made more jobs for the people. Mass rallies were held, where Hitler continued to use his powers of speech on the German people. At first the allies did nothing about Hitler breaking the Treaty of Versailles. They made
acts of appeasement that allowed Hitler to keep