Adolf Hitler was. Hitler took charge; a majority of Germans needed help from the only party that promised change, so they could get out of this economic depression. In what ways did the Great Depression of Germany in 1929 help Hitler rise to power? This may have led to one of the most horrific genocides in world history. This investigation will discuss how the treaty of Versailles, Nazi storm troopers, and other aspects of the 1929 Depression contributed to Hitler’s rise to power.
Germany's economy after World War I had been based on outside advances, particularly credits from the United States, and on world exchange, which was likewise focused around an arrangement of advances. Hence when the misery hit, the German economy fallen. By 1932, 6 million Germans were unemployed. The German individuals and lost all trust in the Weimar republic, and began searching for a radical change, delivered gathering radical parties...the communists and the nazis. As an aftereffect of 1929, Hitler got to be exceptionally mainstream.
Germany had problems paying these large reparations and called in America for help. They decided to loan Germany the money because they saw essential for a strong Europe and they wanted the foreign trade whilst their economy was booming. This all changed November 1929 when the Wall Street crash happened and the American economy was collapsing. They had to stop loaning money to Germany and even called up the money they had given to them. The German government thought by printing more money the problem would be solved.
Ther German currency lost so much value that people were struggling to buy a simple loaf of bread. The reason the great depression helped Hitler was because he promised the people of Germany that he would rebuild Germany to its former self. He promised jobs which mainly came through the army, this in affect helped Hitler realise one of his other promises which was to take Revenge on those who left Germany crippled after the war. This made him and the Nazis wildly popular in Germany during the 1930s. In just a few short years,... ... middle of paper ... ...ason Hitler rose up and became one of the most charasmatic and respected leader at the time, this was due to many different factors which each played a key role in his rise to power.
The German Community during the Hitler Reign In the time leading up to and during Hitler’s reign in Germany, German citizens felt the impacts of the political as well as the economic situation of the country. These conditions in Germany led to the building of the Nazi party and to the Holocaust. The new government headed by Adolf Hitler changed the life of all Germans whether they joined the Nazi party themselves or opposed the ideas of Hitler or aided Jews to fight the persecution they suffered under this government. In 1929, Germany was in a very poor state economically. The stock market crash and depression in the United States had spread world wide, and Germany felt a large portion of the blow.
Hitler had good speaking abilities, which helped him win over the public. His use of force with the SA also contributed in his rise. Hitler also used the weakness of government signing of the Versailles treaty to bring down the Weimar Republic. With all these advantages on his side, and with the depression hitting Germany in 1929, it was just a matter of time before Hitler would become chancellor. The depression weakened the Weimar government because: 1.Most Germans judged their country by its economic success, so it was failing the presumed the country was too.
The failure of the economy, extreme nationalism and the fragile government of Germany in the 1920’s and 30’s could also be seen as the reason for Hitler’s success(Wepman 98). The end of W.W.I left Germany in economic debt, suffering to survive. The Treaty of Versailles blamed Germany for the war and required them to pay for all the reparations. With many unemployed and homeless, the country was in economic ruins(Heck 120). To try and end their suffering, the German government printed more money, which in turn caused inflation and more problems.
In a time of such chaos, the Nazis presented themselves as defenders of Germany. The Nazis took advantage of everything that was occurring, and wanted to and eventually succeeded in making themselves patriots. Hitler wanted a revolution, but the Beer Hall Putsch of November 8-9, 1923 had failed. Hitler, however, took this failure and turned it into success. Hitler had gained fame from his trial from February to April of 1924, his speech during the trial made him seem brave and patriotic, “He ranted against the treaty (Versailles) as ‘a law which advocated immorality in 414 articles.’ To violate its provisions was an act of patriotism.
Hitler 's rise to power was the result of the perfect combination of events. The people of Germany were looking for change because of the terrible worldwide economic depression that left millions out of work and the burdensome Treaty of Versailles imposed by the devastating defeat in World War I. The National Socialist German Workers Party, also known as the Nazi Party, rose in Parliament and Hitler was the face of the party. The idealistic image of a new and triumphant Germany that the Nazi Party put forth appealed to young Germans who were angry, unemployed, and ready for change. Hitler gained positive national sentiment by attending Beer Halls where he would give speeches about German honor and the stories of this great speaker spread
Therefore he took over at a time when Germany looked economically weak, bitter and still blaming America and Europe for their financial problems. The reparations system had faltered due to the Wall Street Crash and America could no longer provide the loans. Hitler knew he was under a lot of pressure to make successful changes within Germany, although he also knew German people were in a vulnerable position and in search of an answer to their problems; to gain support Hitler had to tell them what they wanted to hear. From they changes to the economy Hitler decided to make there were several segments of German people that benefited or lost out. In some cases different areas would benefit as well as lose out from Hitler’s seize of power on the economical front.