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1.   Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Volume 1 (1925)
In 1924, Hitler was serving a prison term of several months in connection with the failed "Beer Hall Putsch" of November 9, 1923. While in Landsberg....
Adolf Hitler, <i>Mein Kampf</i>, Volume 1 (1925)
2.   The Karl Liebknecht House, Central Party Headquarters of the German Communist Party, on B├╝lowplatz in Berlin (January 22, 1933)
The Karl Liebknecht House was the headquarters of the German Communist Party [Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands or KPD] from 1926 to 1933. (Liebknecht,....
The Karl Liebknecht House, Central Party Headquarters of the German Communist Party, on B├╝lowplatz in Berlin (January 22, 1933)
3.   Reich President Paul von Hindenburg Receives Adolf Hitler after the Latter's Appointment as Reich Chancellor (January 30, 1933)
In 1925, the revered war hero General Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934) was elected Reich President at age 77. (In 1932, he was re-elected to the same office for a second seven-year term.)....
Reich President Paul von Hindenburg Receives Adolf Hitler after the Latter's Appointment as Reich Chancellor (January 30, 1933)
4.   Reich Chancellor Adolf Hitler with his Cabinet (January 30, 1933)
Vice Chancellor Franz von Papen (second from right) was under the illusion that he could tame and control Hitler (seventh from left). Papen believed that a cabinet consisting chiefly of national-conservative....
Reich Chancellor Adolf Hitler with his Cabinet (January 30, 1933)
5.   SA Stormtroopers Burn a Black, Red, and Gold Flag in the Streets of Berlin (January 30, 1933)
In January 1933, many Germans had no reason to suspect that the new cabinet under Hitler would prove successful, since the period from May 1928 to November 1932 had seen four dissolutions of the....
SA Stormtroopers Burn a Black, Red, and Gold Flag in the Streets of Berlin (January 30, 1933)
6.   Members of the Gestapo and the Security Police [Schutzpolizei] Occupy and Search the Berlin Headquarters of the German Communist Party (February 23, 1933)
Since its founding in late 1918, the German Communist Party (KPD) had seen itself as a radical leftist alternative to the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and, as such, represented a Marxist-revolutionary....
Members of the Gestapo and the Security Police [<i>Schutzpolizei</i>] Occupy and Search the Berlin Headquarters of the German Communist Party (February 23, 1933)
7.   The Reichstag Fire: View of the Destroyed Plenary Hall (February 28, 1933)
After seizing power, Hitler's top priority was eliminating all political opposition. He considered the Communists and the Social Democrats his strongest ideological opponents, and Nazi supporters,....
The Reichstag Fire: View of the Destroyed Plenary Hall (February 28, 1933)
8.   Communist Party Functionaries Wanted by the German Criminal Police (1933)
The KPD's party organization was destroyed by the wave of Communist arrests that followed the Reichstag fire. Thousands of party functionaries were put into so-called protective custody. There are....
Communist Party Functionaries Wanted by the German Criminal Police (1933)
9.   Hitler and Hindenburg on the "The Day of Potsdam" (March 21, 1933)
The Nazis used the opening of the newly elected Reichstag (the elections having been held on March 5, 1933) to stage what Ian Kershaw has aptly described as a carefully orchestrated propaganda play.....
Hitler and Hindenburg on the "The Day of Potsdam" (March 21, 1933)
10.   The Accused in the Reichstag Arson Trial (September 1, 1933)
On the evening of February 27, 1933, the Reichstag was set on fire. The alleged arsonist was....
The Accused in the Reichstag Arson Trial (September 1, 1933)
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