The Path to Power
by Brumby Ben
(Sydney, NSW, Australia)
The Emblem of the Nazi party: the Swastika.
Here's the next page about Adolf Hitler. As I am reading a book about Hitler by Albert Marrin, I will write some information about him, chapter by chapter and use the same chapter headings. I have appreciated reading this book and have used it as a source for my summaries. This book is over 200 pages, and it is really worth the read.
Adolf Hitler regained his sight at the end of the War. He then joined the free Corp and tried to kill the rebels of Germany and worked for the Weimar republic. When the Weimar republic signed the treaty of Versailles, the free corps rose up against the Republic because Germany lost so much ground. Adolf joined the workers party. He had a leading role in it. He led speeches and sometimes had a couple of people as an audience or he had thousands. He used the swastika as a emblem of the German Workers Party. Soon the name was changed into a smaller version of German Workers Socialist Party, to Nazis.
He was soon the leader of this party. He could draw people to him with his great speeches. He started a disciplined army. They were called the storm troopers. They were his bodyguards and attacked meeting of the Communist Party. He tried to Defeat Bavaria but was defeated and jailed. He wrote a book called "Mein Kampf."
When he was free he tried twice for seats in the government. The first time he got 12; the second time 106 out of 400 – 700 seats. When the depression struck he told the people that if they voted more for him he would make it all better. He then secretly planned a bomb attack on a big building and blamed the communists. In the next elections he had two thirds of the votes and made an enabling act which said if Hitler wanted he could make a new law or change one. He started to take over German states by force.
He killed lots of other parties and anyone who opposed him. His jails were so full he made concentrations camps. Nazi terror spread. He slaughtered all the leaders of the army against him - murdering two thousand people, that were against him, in a couple of days. The president died soon afterwards. Hitler became president as well as dictator. As president he had control of the “Wehrmacht” Germany’s armed forces, making every soldier pledge this oath:
"I swear by God this sacred oath to give my unconditional obedience to Adolf Hitler Fuehurer (father) of the German Reich and Nation, and supreme commander of the “Wehracht”, and I pledge my word as a brave soldier to lay down my life at any time for this oath."
Thus Adolf Hitler started his Reign of terror and became the Father of Germany. He was nearly a god.
My Pages on Hitler:
Page 1: Young Adolf Hitler
Page 2: The Path to Power
Page 3: A Land without Justice
Page 4: The March of Conquest
Page 5: Operation Barbarossa
Page 6: Slave EmpirePage 7: Smashing the Third Reich