The Info List - Early Timeline Of Nazism

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The EARLY TIMELINE OF NAZISM begins with its origins and continues until Hitler\'s rise to power . See also: Timeline of the Weimar Republic


* 1 Prehistory of National Socialism

* 2 World War I
World War I

* 2.1 1914 * 2.2 1916 * 2.3 1917 * 2.4 1918 * 2.5 1919

* 3 Weimar

* 3.1 1919 * 3.2 1920 * 3.3 1921 * 3.4 1922 * 3.5 1923 * 3.6 1924 * 3.7 1925 * 3.8 1926 * 3.9 1927 * 3.10 1928 * 3.11 1929 * 3.12 1930 * 3.13 1931 * 3.14 1932

* 4 Nazi Revolution

* 4.1 1933 * 4.2 1934

* 5 See also * 6 References


* 1834: The term "Nationalsozialismus" first appears in print, in Börsenblatt für den deutschen Buchhandel (Exchange tables for the German book trade) at page 36. * 1841: German economist Friedrich List 's Das Nationale System der Politischen Ökonomie (National System of Political Economy) is published, espousing settlement farming and agricultural expansion eastwards along with economic industrialization manipulated by the state, and the establishment of a German-dominated European economic sphere as part of the solution to Germany's economic woes (predecessor ideas to Nazi imperialism). * 1856: French aristocrat and author, Arthur de Gobineau
Arthur de Gobineau
, publishes his An Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races in which he divides the human species into three races, black, white, and yellow; arguing therein that racial distinctions form a clear and natural genetic barrier of sorts. Gobineau also wrote that racial mixing would lead to chaos. While not an anti-Semite, his work is often characterized as philosemitic (since he wrote positively about the Jews), but it is still considered an early manifestation of scientific racism . Historian Joachim C. Fest, in his seminal biography entitled Hitler, claims that Arthur de Gobineau's negative views on race mixing influenced Hitler and thereby, the ideology of National Socialism. * 1870: The term "National Socialism" first appears in English, in "The sects of the Russian Church", The North British Review, Volumes 52-53. * 1878: Founding year of the anti-Semitic Christian Social Worker's Party by Adolf Stoecker. * 1884: "National Socialism" is mentioned in "Fabian Tracts", Fabian Publications, Great Britain. * 1888: German jurist and international law reformer, Franz von Liszt argues that criminal characteristics are innate as opposed to being determined by a person's social environment and coins the term, Kriminalbiologie (Criminal Biology), a theory which renders criminals incapable of rehabilitation and would later influence Nazi anthropologists and racial hygiene proponents in their justification for sterilization and euthanasia. * 20 April 1889: Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
born at Braunau am Inn , Austria. * 1891: Formation of Pan-German League ; Wilhelm Schallmayer publishes a treatise on eugenics , espousing that the neglect of a nation's racial fitness could have negative political consequences for a state. * 1895: Alfred Ploetz coins the term Rassenhygiene (Racial Hygiene). * 1896: The Czech National Social Party is formed. * 1897: Franko Stein moves a small periodical Der Hammer from Vienna to Eger. * May 1898: Maurice Barrès , while standing as a nationalist candidate for Nancy, France, coins the term "Socialist Nationalism". * 1898: German Workers Congress is organized by Stein in Eger (Cheb ). * 1899: Houston Stewart Chamberlain
Houston Stewart Chamberlain
writes Die Grundlagen des Neunzehnten Jahrhunderts ( The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century ), a work which influenced many prominent Nazis. Ludwig Woltmann also publishes a tract asserting the superiority of Germanic people and promotes the need for additional Lebensraum
(living space). * April 1902: Organization of Nationalistic Labor takes place in Saaz. * 15 November 1903: Deutsche Arbeiterpartei in Österreich is formed. (DAP) * 1904: Hans Knirsch proposes to add "National Socialist" to the Austrian DAP name, but the proposal is rejected by party congress conferees. * 1905: Racial Hygiene Society founded by Alfred Ploetz . * 1909: An "All-Austrian" congress of the German Workers’ Party is held in Prague. * 1912: Controversial book, Wenn ich der Kaiser wär (If I were the emperor) by Heinrich Claß appears, a work which promotes imperialism, rife with Pan-Germanism and antisemitic commentary.



* 28 July: World War I
World War I
breaks out. * 2 August: Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
receives permission to enlist; joins the 16th Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment in Munich
* 30 October: Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
is transferred to regimental staff as a runner . * 1 November: Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
is promoted to Gefreiter
, the equivalent of a senior private or corporal.


* Eugenicist Madison Grant
Madison Grant
publishes, The Passing of the Great Race which promotes the genetic supremacy of the Nordic race while warning of its racial decline, a treatise quickly embraced by members of the German racial hygiene movement.


* September: Pan-Germanic Deutsche Vaterlandspartei (German Fatherland Party ) emerges under the leadership of Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz and Wolfgang Kapp , the party’s co-founders. The infamous “stab-in-the-back myth ” used by right-wing organizations as a political platform allegedly originated with this party.


* March: Anton Drexler founded a branch of Freien Arbeiterausschuss für einen guten Frieden (Free Workers' Committee for a good Peace) league in Munich. * 17 July: Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
saves the life of the 9th Company Commander. * 4 August: Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
awarded the Iron Cross
Iron Cross
, 1st Class. * 13 October: Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
gassed near Ypres
. * 7 November: 100,000 workers march on the Royal House of Wittelsbach. Kaiser Wilhelm II
Kaiser Wilhelm II
flees. * 8 November: All 22 of Germany’s lesser kings, princes, grand dukes, and ruling dukes have been deposed. Kaiser Wilhelm told to abdicate. * 9 November: Emil Eichhorn, radical leftist of the Independent Socialists, leads an armed mob and seizes the HQ of Berlin; Kaiser Wilhelm consents to abdicate; Social Democrats demand government from Prince Max; Friedrich Ebert assumes the chancellery; First German Republic established. * 11 November: First World War ends. * 19 November: Hitler discharged from hospital at Pasewalk . * December: German conservative organization, Stahlhelm, Bund der Frontsoldaten founded by former German Army reserve officer and industrialist Franz Seldte
Franz Seldte
in Magdeburg. * Mid-December: First Freikorps
unit formed; Maercker Volunteer Rifles.


* January: Independent Socialists and Spartacist League staged large protests, known as the Spartacist uprising ; large sections of Berlin seized; German Gov. moved to the city of Weimar
. * 5 January: Anton Drexler founds the German Workers\' Party (DAP) from the branch of "Free Workers' Committee for a good Peace" league and the Political Workers' Circle in Munich. * 10 January: Battle of Berlin begins; Counter-revolution with Freikorps
takes crucial role. * 13 January: Battle of Berlin ends. * 15 January: Communist leaders Karl Liebknecht
Karl Liebknecht
and Rosa Luxemburg are murdered by Freikorps
officers * March: Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
finishes job of guarding Russian prisoners. * 3 March: 2nd Battle for Berlin; Communists seize Berlin; Gustav Noske appointed dictator of Germany. * 7 March: Communist Strike Committee withdraws proclamation and makes peace overtures to government. * 10 March: Gustav Noske orders Peoples’ Naval Division disbanded. Battle for Berlin over. * 14 April: Freikorps
suppress communists in Dresden. * 16 April: "Battle" of the Bavarian government troops at Dachau
; Communists defeat Republican forces. * 18 April: Freikorps
suppress communists in Brunswick. * 27 April: Battle for Munich
occurs between Communists and Freikorps
units. * 2 May: City of Munich
taken; not declared secure until May 6; approximately 1200 Communists slaughtered. * 10 May: Freikorps
suppress communists in Leipzig. * 22 June: German Reichstag ratifies the Versailles Treaty . * 28 June: Versailles Treaty signed in the Hall of Mirrors (Palace of Versailles) .



* 12 August 1919: The Weimar
Constitution is announced. * 12 September 1919: Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
attends a meeting of the German Workers\' Party (DAP) in the Sterneckerbräu in Munich
and joins the party as its 55th member. In less than a week, Hitler received a postcard stating he had officially been accepted as a party member. * 16 October 1919: Hitler's first pre-arranged public speech as a member of the DAP takes place in the Hofbräukeller . * Late fall: Freikorps
fight the Red Army in the Baltic, eventually retreat in chaos; first Silesian uprising , in which many Freikorps see combat.


Kapp Putsch . Note the swastikas

* Many Freikorps
were disbanded. Some go underground, to reappear later. * January: The DAP grows to 190 members. * February: Inter-Allied Control Commission order 2/3 of Freikorps disbanded. * 24 February: DAP changes its name to National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP). The party announces its programme in the Hofbräuhaus , known as the "25 points ." * 13 March to 17 March: Kapp Putsch * 31 March: Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
mustered out of the army. * April: Government stops paying Freikorps
units. * 3 April: 21 different Freikorps
units, under the command of General Baron Oskar von Watter , annihilate the Ruhr Uprising in five days; thousands killed. * 10 May: Dr. Joseph Wirth and Walter Rathenau announce their "Policy of Fulfillment"; not received well by nationalist groups. * 8 August: Official founding date of the NSDAP
* 11 August: National Disarmament Law takes effect; disbands civil guards. * 19 August to 25 August: Second Silesian uprising , German Freikorps
see more combat. * 17 December: NSDAP
buys its first paper, the Völkischer Beobachter . * 31 December: NSDAP
party membership was recorded at 2000.


* Third Silesian uprising ; German forces see more combat. * Hermann Erhardt forms Organisation Consul , a paramilitary group, out of former members of his banned Freikorps. * Eugen Fischer , Erwin Baur, and Fritz Lenz publish the standard work of German racialism, Menschliche Erblichkeitslehre und Rassenhygiene (Human Hereditary Teaching and Racial Hygiene), a work which later helps form part of the scientific basis to the Nazi racial hygiene policies and their euthanasia campaign. * February 1921: highly effective at speaking to large audiences—Hilter spoke to a crowd of over 6,000 in Munich. * 28 July: Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
is elected Vorsitzender (chairman) of the NSDAP
with only one dissenting vote. Executive Committee of the party is dissolved. Party Founder Anton Drexler is made "Honorary Chairman" and resigns from the party soon after. Hitler soon begins to refer to himself as "Der Führer" (The Leader). * August 1921: NSDAP
party membership was recorded at 3,300.


* Prototype versions of the Hitler Youth
Hitler Youth
form. * The Prussian State Health Commission for Racial Hygiene (Preussischer Landesgesundheitsrat für Rassenhygiene) works to centralise the institute's research concerning the practical application of racial hygiene, eugenics and anthropology. * 12 January: Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
sentenced to three months for disturbance of 14 September 1921. * 24 June: Hitler incarcerated; German Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau assassinated, some involved are in the Organisation Consul . * July: Inflation
hits the German economy: 670 RM = 1 US$ * 27 July: Hitler released. * August: 2,000 RM = 1 USD * October: 4,500 RM = 1 USD * 28 October: Benito Mussolini
Benito Mussolini
establishes his Fascist dictatorship in Italy. * November: 10,000 RM = 1 USD * 22 November: Dr. Wirth leaves office * 27 December: France occupies the Ruhr


* 28 January: First Parteitage ( Nazi Party
Nazi Party
Day) held under the slogan Deutschland Erwache (Germany Awake) in Munich. * February: Reichsbank buys back RM; stabilizes RM at 20,000 to 1 USD * 4 May: RM 40,000 = 1 USD * 27 May: Albert Leo Schlageter
Albert Leo Schlageter
, a German freebooter and saboteur, executed by a French firing squad in the Ruhr. Hitler declared him a hero that the German people was not worthy to possess. * 1 June: RM 70,000-1 USD * 30 June: RM 150,000-1USD * 1-7 August: Inflation
became hyperinflation : RM 3,500,000-1USD * 13 August: Dr. Wilhelm Cuno leaves office * 15 August: RM 4,000,000-1USD * 1 September: RM 10,000,000-1USD * 1 September: German Day Rally takes place in Nuremberg * 24 September: Chancellor Stresemann ends the passive resistance in the Ruhr; infuriates the nationalists. * 30 September: Major Fedor von Bock crushes a coup attempt by the Black Reichswehr. * RM 60,000,000-1USD * 6 October: Dr. Gustav Stresemann
Gustav Stresemann
(People’s) forms 2nd cabinet * 20 October: General Alfred Mueller marched on Saxony to prevent a communist takeover. * General Otto von Lossow in Bavaria is relieved of command by Berlin; he refuses. * 23 October: Communist takeover of Hamburg * 25 October: Hamburg uprising suppressed * 8 November: Hilter and Ludendorff launch the Beer Hall Putsch
Beer Hall Putsch
in the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich. * 9 November: Beer Hall Putsch
Beer Hall Putsch


* 26 February: Hitler Putsch trial begins. * 01 April: Hitler sentenced to five-years at Landsberg prison. From here, Hitler writes Mein Kampf
Mein Kampf
with the assistance of Rudolf Hess
Rudolf Hess
. * 24 October: France recognizes the Communist state known as the Soviet Union, alarming German conservatives in the process. * 20 December: Hitler released from the Landsberg Prison.


* 21 January: Japan recognizes the U.S.S.R. * 16 February 1925: Bavaria lifts ban on NSDAP. * 24 February 1925: The NSDAP
is refounded. * 09 Mar 1925: Bavaria bans Hitler from public speaking. * 7 July: French troops withdraw from the German Rhineland. * 14 July: Allied evacuation of the Ruhr
valley begins. * 18 July 1925: Vol. 1 of Hitler's Mein Kampf
Mein Kampf
released. * July-August: Germans are forced to leave Poland and Poles are expedited out of Germany in disputed territories. * 11 November: Schutzstaffel
created as a sort of praetorian guard for Hitler. * 27 November: Locarno Treaties
Locarno Treaties
ratified by Reichstag.


* 04 July: Nazi Party
Nazi Party
"Re-founding Congress" takes place in Weimar


* 05 Mar: Hitler speaking ban lifted in Bavaria. * 17 August: Franco-German commercial treaty signed. * 20 August: "Day of Awakening" celebrated in Nuremberg


* 20 March: NSDAP
gains 2.6% of the vote in Reichstag elections. * 28 September: Prussia
lifts Hitler speaking ban. * 20 October: Alfred Hugenberg becomes head of DNVP * 16 November: Hitler first speaks at Berlin Sportpalast
Berlin Sportpalast
, Germany's largest venue.


* 02 August: "Party Day of Composure" occurs in Nuremberg * 16 October: Liberty Law campaign officially begins. The Nazi Party joins a coalition of conservative groups under Hugenberg's leadership to oppose the Young Plan
Young Plan
. * 22 December: The Liberty Law referendum is defeated. Hitler denounces Hugenberg's leadership parlance. * Heinrich Himmler
Heinrich Himmler
appointed chief of the SS . He begins to transform it into a powerful organization


* September: Hitler at trial of 3 SA Lieutenants disavows the SA goals of replacing the army and hence appeases the army. * 14 September: In a milestone election, Nazis gain 6 million votes in national polling to emerge as the second largest party in Germany.


* 11 May: Austrian Kreditanstalt collapses * May: Four million unemployed in Germany. * 20 June: Herbert Hoover
Herbert Hoover
puts moratorium on reparations. * 13 July: German bank crisis. * 18 September: Geli Raubal dies. * 11 October: Harzburg Front formed of coalition between DNVP, Stahlhelm, and Nazi Party * Himmler recruits Reinhard Heydrich
Reinhard Heydrich
to form the 'Ic Service' (intelligence service) within the SS; later in 1932 it was renamed the Sicherheitsdienst (SD). * December: Unemployment (Arbeitslosigkeit) reaches 5.6 million in Germany as people become more and more disillusioned with the German government.


* 13 March: Hitler convincingly defeated by Hindenburg in his first bid for German president. * 10 April: Hindenburg reelected to Reichspresident with 53% of the vote. Hitler gains 37% and the communist candidate Thälmann gains 10.2% * 13 April: The SA and SS are prohibited from existing by Chancellor Brüning. * 30 May: Henrich Bruening (Center) leaves office and is replaced by Franz von Papen
Franz von Papen
. * 1 June: Franz von Papen
Franz von Papen
cabinet * 16 June: Papen lifts the ban on the SA and SS. * 16 June - 9 July: The Lausanne conference takes place. * 20 July: "Preußenschlag": Papen dissolves Prussian government. * 31 July: Reichstag elections: Nazi party becomes the largest party with 13.7 million votes and acquire 230 out of 608 seats in the Reichstag. * 9 August: Konrad Piecuch, a Polish communist activist who took part in Silesian Uprisings
Silesian Uprisings
against German rule is murdered in Germany by SA; Hitler defends the murderers in German press. * 6 November: Reichstag elections: Nazi party loses votes. * 17 November: Franz von Papen
Franz von Papen
leaves office. * 2 December: Reichswehr
General Kurt von Schleicher becomes Chancellor for a very brief period. * 18 December: Major dispute between NSDAP
figures Gregor Strasser and Hitler erupts. Strasser resigns from the Nazi party.



* 4 January: Secret meeting between Hitler and Papen occurs. * 23 January: Schleicher resigns as Chancellor. * 30 January: President Hindenburg appoints Hitler chancellor of a Nazi-DNVP coalition. * 1 February: Dissolution of the Reichstag * 2 February: Hitler meets with top military leaders, describes his plans to rearm Germany. * 17 February: Prussian Interior Ministry permits the shooting of "enemies of the state" under the direction of Hermann Goering . * 27 February: Reichstag fire
Reichstag fire
occurs, it was officially blamed on Marinus van der Lubbe , a communist. * 28 February: Hitler awarded emergency powers under the presidential decree, Law for the Protection of People and State (" Reichstag Fire Decree
Reichstag Fire Decree
"): civil liberties suspended. Gleichschaltung ("coordination"), the process of exerting totalitarian control over Germany, begins. Over the next five months, the Nazis systematically force all opposition political parties to shut down. * 5 March: General Elections result in slim majority of Hitler's coalition, though not a majority for the Nazi Party. * 9 March: Heinrich Himmler
Heinrich Himmler
becomes Police President in Munich. * 13 March: Joseph Goebbels
Joseph Goebbels
named Reich Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda. * 16 March: Hjalmar Schacht
Hjalmar Schacht
takes over the role of President of the Reichsbank from Hans Luther. * 17 March: Sepp Dietrich
Sepp Dietrich
assumes command of Hitler's body guard, the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
. * 22 March: Dachau
concentration camp opens, begins receiving political prisoners . First Nazi "racial hygiene" office established in the Interior Ministry. * 24 March: Enabling Act , passed with help of Catholic Center Party, effectively hands the legislative powers of the Reichstag over to the Chancellor. Act permits Chancellor and cabinet to issue laws without a vote of Parliament and to deviate from the Constitution. * 1 April: One day boycott of Jewish shops. Himmler is appointed police commander of Bavaria. * 7 April: "Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service" - Jewish and Communist inclined workers from the Civil Service purged, around 5% removed in total. Nazi governors appointed to rule the German states. End of federalism. Papen resigns as Reich Commissioner of Prussia. * 26 April: Hermann Göring forms the Gestapo
(Secret State Police) in the state of Prussia
. * 1 May: Trade union offices are stormed by SA. * 2 May: Trade unions banned from Germany. DAF (German Labor Front) created and headed by Robert Ley
Robert Ley
* 6 May: DAF Deutsche Arbeitsfront (German Labour Front) is created. * 10 May: A large number of Nazi book burnings takes place across Germany. * 23 May: Hitler visits Kiel Harbor to see the fleet consisting of the old pre-dreadnought battleships Schlesien , Hessen , and Schleswig-Holstein and the light cruisers Karlsruhe , Königsberg , and Leipzig . He boards Leipzig with leading SS and government officials including General Werner von Blomberg
Werner von Blomberg
, Admiral Erich Raeder , Hermann Göring , and Franz von Papen
Franz von Papen
. * 6 July: At a gathering of high-ranking Nazi officials, Hitler declares the success of the National Socialist, or Nazi revolution. * 14 July: Hitler proclaims the Nazi Party
Nazi Party
"the only political party in Germany." All others banned. * 20 July: Reichskonkordat signed with Holy See
Holy See
. Violations by Germany begin immediately. * 22 September: The Reich Chamber of Culture is established with Joseph Goebbels
Joseph Goebbels
becoming its figurehead. * 14 October: Germany officially withdraws from the League of Nations . * 9 November: Freikorps
symbolically pledge allegiance to Hitler in a huge ceremony. * 12 November: Reichstag elections occur with the Nazis acquiring 95.2 percent of the vote (unsurprisingly) in a new single-party state. * 27 November: Kraft durch Freude
Kraft durch Freude
(Strength through Joy) program established. * 30 November: The secret state police organization known as the Gestapo
which had only previously existed in Prussia
is given authority throughout greater Germany. * Fall: Hitler reveals to his close associates a plan to annex Western Poland and create a ring of puppet states around Germany without any policies of their own


* 11 April: Pact of the Deutschland: Hitler persuades the top officials of the army and navy to back his bid to succeed Hindenburg as president, by promising to "diminish" the three-million-man plus SA and greatly expand the regular army and navy. * 20 April: Gestapo
is transferred from Göring to Himmler between 150 and 200 were killed. The SS, formerly part of the SA, now comes to the forefront. * 13 July: Defending the purge, Hitler declares that to defend Germany he has the right to act unilaterally as "supreme judge" without resort to courts. * 2 August: President Hindenburg died. The previous day, the cabinet had enacted the "Law Concerning the Highest State Office of the Reich". This law stated that upon Hindenburg's death, the office of president would be abolished and its powers merged with those of the chancellor. The decree is illegal but goes unchallenged. The army swear oath to Hitler. * 19 August: The German people in a plebiscite overwhelmingly (90%) approve merger of the offices of President and Chancellor. Hitler assumes the new title of Führer und Reichskanzler (leader and Reich chancellor). He is now both the head of state as well as the head of the government.


* Hitler\'s rise to power * Weimar



* ^ Woodruff Smith, The Ideological Origins of Nazi Imperialism (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989), pp. 30-31, 36, 78-79. * ^ Joachim Fest, Hitler (Orlando, FL.: Harcourt, 2002), pp. 210-211. * ^ Anton Weiss-Wendt and Rory Yeomans, eds., Racial Science in Hitler's New Europe, 1938-1945 (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2013), p. 6. * ^ A B Kershaw 2008 , p. 82. * ^ Stackelberg 2007 , p. 9. * ^ Mitcham 1996 , p. 67. * ^ Kershaw 2008 , pp. 75, 76. * ^ A B C D Kershaw 2008 , p. 89. * ^ Kershaw 2008 , p. 87. * ^ Zentner & Bedurftig 1997 , p. 629. * ^ Shirer 1960 , p. 37. * ^ Kershaw 2008 , p. 93. * ^ Beno Müller Hull, "Human Genetics in Nazi Germany", in Medicine, Ethics and the Third Reich, edited by John J. Michalczyk (Kansas City, MO: Sheed & Ward, 1994), pp. 27-33. * ^ Kershaw 2008 , p. 83. * ^ Gretchen E. Schafft, From Racism to Genocide: Anthropology in the Third Reich (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2004), p. 47. * ^ Majer, Diemut (2003). Non-Germans under the Third Reich: The Nazi judicial and administrative system in Germany and occupied Eastern Europe with special regard to occupied Poland, 1939—1945. JHU Press. pp. 188–9. ISBN 0-8018-6493-3 . * ^ Kershaw 2008 , pp. 309–316. * ^ Shirer 1960 , pp. 226–227. * ^ Martin Broszat, Hans Buchheim, Hans-Adolf Jacobsen, and Helmut Krausnick, Anatomie des SS-Staates, vol 1. (München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 1967), p. 18. * ^ Kershaw 2008 , p. 318.


* Brustein, William (1996). The Logic of Evil, The Social Origins of the Nazi Party, 1925-1933. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT. pp. 191–193. * Kershaw, Ian (2008). Hitler: A Biography. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0-393-06757-6 . * Mitcham, Samuel W. (1996). Why Hitler?: The Genesis of the Nazi Reich. Westport, Conn: Praeger. ISBN 978-0-275-95485-7 . * Shirer, William L. (1960). The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich . New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-671-62420-0 . * Stackelberg, Roderick (2007). The Routledge Companion to Nazi Germany. New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-30860-1 . * Zentner, Christian; Bedurftig, Friedemann (1997) . The Encyclopedia of the Third Reich . New York: Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-0-3068079-3-0 .

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(SA) * Schutzstaffel
(SS) * Geheime Staatspolizei (Gestapo) * Hitler Youth
Hitler Youth
(HJ) * National Socialist Flyers Corps
National Socialist Flyers Corps
(NSFK) * National Socialist Motor Corps
National Socialist Motor Corps
(NSKK) * League of German Girls
League of German Girls
(BDM) * National Socialist League of the Reich for Physical Exercise (NSRL) * National Socialist Women\'s League (NSF) * Reich Labour Service (RAD) * Werwolf


* Early timeline * Adolf Hitler\'s rise to power * Machtergreifung * Re-armament * Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
* Night of the Long Knives
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* Nuremberg Rally * Anti-Comintern Pact
Anti-Comintern Pact
* Kristallnacht
* World War II
World War II
* Tripartite Pact
Tripartite Pact
* The Holocaust
The Holocaust
* Nuremberg trials
Nuremberg trials
* Denazification
* Consequences


* Architecture * Gleichschaltung
* Anti-democratic thought * Strasserism
* Hitler\'s political views * Mein Kampf
Mein Kampf
(Hitler ) * Der Mythus des Zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts (Rosenberg ) * National Socialist Program * New Order * Propaganda * Religious aspects * Women in Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany


* Blood and Soil * Eugenics
* Greater Germanic Reich
Greater Germanic Reich
* Heim ins Reich
Heim ins Reich
* Lebensborn
* Master race * Racial policy * Religion


* Action T4 * Final Solution
Final Solution
* Human experimentation * Porajmos

Outside Germany

* Nazism
in the United States

* American Nazi Party
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* German American Bund
German American Bund
* National Socialist Movement (United States)

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* Books by or about Hitler * Ideologues * Leaders and officials * Nazi Party
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members * Speeches given by Hitler * SS personnel


* Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
* Joseph Goebbels
Joseph Goebbels
* Heinrich Himmler
Heinrich Himmler
* Hermann Göring * Martin Bormann * Reinhard Heydrich
Reinhard Heydrich
* Gregor Strasser * Otto Strasser * Albert Speer
Albert Speer
* Rudolf Hess
Rudolf Hess
* Ernst Kaltenbrunner
Ernst Kaltenbrunner
* Adolf Eichmann
Adolf Eichmann
* Joachim von Ribbentrop * Houston Stewart Chamberlain
Houston Stewart Chamberlain
* Alfred Rosenberg
Alfred Rosenberg
* Wilhelm Frick
Wilhelm Frick
* Hans Frank
Hans Frank
* Rudolf Höss * Josef Mengele
Josef Mengele
* Richard Walther Darré * Baldur von Schirach