By Jack Goldstein
What was once the foundation of the observe ‘Nazi’? Who have been the most important figures desirous about the second one global battle, and what poor guns did they unharness? these types of questions and extra are responded during this interesting e-book containing over 100 proof approximately WWII. even if you're looking for info to incorporate in a undertaking or article, otherwise you are only drawn to checking out extra approximately this tragic interval in smooth heritage, it is a excellent addition to any bookshelf.
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At the same time, the postwar hyperinflation spiraled completely out of control. Hitler thought the time was ripe to overthrow the new democratic republic with force. His attempt to take control of the Munich government in early November 1923 failed because the army authorities refused to support him. Hitler was put on trial but received a light seven-month prison term. The failure of this attempt to seize power convinced Hitler that the Nazis would have to conquer the Weimar ENTER HITLER 41 Republic by legal, electoral means.
The Nazis knew that they could not hope to come to power by winning elections unless they had the support of women voters. 52 HITLER AND THE NAZIS sort of thing, I had to respond to it. I was burning with rage and told them exactly what I thought of them and their vicious talk. " That was the signal they needed. Now they really went after me, threatening me physically. I didn't hold my tongue as the argument went back and forth. " Now, I didn't dare ignore this signal, and from then on kept quiet.
In February 1920, Hitler changed the party's name to National Socialist German Workers Party, sometimes called the Nazi Party [in contraction of the party's full title]. The new name signaled his desire to win German workers away from what he called the poisonous "Jewish Teachings of Marxism" and back to the cause of the German nation. Because Karl Marx was a Jew, Hitler insisted that Marxism was an alien set of ideas that could only have negative consequences for Germans. In his view, Marxism encouraged them to see themselves as a society of classes warring with each other rather than as a race in competition with other races.