The Rise of Hitler
Post WWI Crisis in Germany
• After WWI: Germany became a democracy
(Weimar Republic)
• War devastation and massive reparat...
Jan 1914 4:1 July 1921 73:1
Jan 1918 5:1 Jan 1922 182:1
Jan 1919 8:1 July 1922 470:1
July 1919 14:1 Jan 1923 17,000:1
Jan ...
Food Housing Clothing
1914 10 5.5 6
Jan 1920 86 8 70
Jan 1921 139 9 70
Jan 1922 257 11 128
July 1922 700 14 518
Jan 1923 1...
German Reaction to the Crisis: Fascism
• German people unhappy
with Weimar Republic
• The National Socialist
German Worker...
What is Fascism?
•political movement that emphasized loyalty to the state
and obedience to its leader who had absolute aut...
Rise of Hitler
• Adolf Hitler named
chancellor of
Germany in 1933
• Nazi party took
command of
economy and put
millions to...
Rise of Adolf Hitler
• Hitler began to secure more power through:
– Arresting and murdering all opposition using
secret po...
Rise of Adolf Hitler
•Defiance of the Treaty of Versailles
• Hitler announced plans to re-arm in
1935
• Occupied the Rhine...
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  1. 1. The Rise of Hitler
  2. 2. Post WWI Crisis in Germany • After WWI: Germany became a democracy (Weimar Republic) • War devastation and massive reparations led to hyper-Inflation (money worthless) • Global Depression after U.S. stock market crash made the economic crisis in Germany even worse
  3. 3. Jan 1914 4:1 July 1921 73:1 Jan 1918 5:1 Jan 1922 182:1 Jan 1919 8:1 July 1922 470:1 July 1919 14:1 Jan 1923 17,000:1 Jan 1920 26:1 July 1923 375,000:1 July 1920 37:1 Dec 1923 4,000,000,000,000:1 Jan 1921 62:1 International Exchange Rate: German Marks to U.S. Dollars
  4. 4. Food Housing Clothing 1914 10 5.5 6 Jan 1920 86 8 70 Jan 1921 139 9 70 Jan 1922 257 11 128 July 1922 700 14 518 Jan 1923 13,098 300 11,725 July 1923 391,458 2,400 260.750 Nov 1923 9,354,000,000,000 38,000,000,000 5,016,000,000,000 Weekly Cost of Living in German Marks for a Low-Income Family of Four
  5. 5. German Reaction to the Crisis: Fascism • German people unhappy with Weimar Republic • The National Socialist German Worker’s Party (Nazis), a German brand of fascism, emerges.
  6. 6. What is Fascism? •political movement that emphasized loyalty to the state and obedience to its leader who had absolute authority •promotes extreme nationalism and militarism •includes denial of individual rights
  7. 7. Rise of Hitler • Adolf Hitler named chancellor of Germany in 1933 • Nazi party took command of economy and put millions to work
  8. 8. Rise of Adolf Hitler • Hitler began to secure more power through: – Arresting and murdering all opposition using secret police (Gestapo) – Using propaganda – Burning books – Creating Hitler Youth – Finding a scapegoat for German’s problems -Jews – Promoting nationalism with his “Aryan” race ideas
  9. 9. Rise of Adolf Hitler •Defiance of the Treaty of Versailles • Hitler announced plans to re-arm in 1935 • Occupied the Rhineland in 1936 • Made an alliance with Japan and Italy (Axis Powers) in 1936 • Annexed Austria in 1939

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