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1.   Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Volume 2 (1926)
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 2 (1926)
2.   Foreign Minister Konstantin von Neurath Justifies Germany’s Withdrawal from the League of Nations in Front of the International Press (October 16, 1933)
Hitler's foreign policy goals were based on his combined understanding of race and space.....
Foreign Minister Konstantin von Neurath Justifies Germany’s Withdrawal from the League of Nations in Front of the International Press (October 16, 1933)
3.   Reichswehr Generals at a Military Parade in Berlin (June 1, 1934)
The Treaty of Versailles put considerable restrictions on the strength of the German military. The infantry was limited to 100,000 professional soldiers and the navy to 15,000 members. The air force....
Reichswehr Generals at a Military Parade in Berlin (June 1, 1934)
4.   Big Chancellor, Little Chancellor: Caricature of Hitler and Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuß Shortly before the Latter’s Assassination (Summer 1934)
Hitler considered the German Reich's annexation of Austria as the natural joining of the German populations....
Big Chancellor, Little Chancellor: Caricature of Hitler and Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuß Shortly before the Latter’s Assassination (Summer 1934)
5.   The Reichswehr Swears an Oath of Allegiance to Adolf Hitler on the Day of Hindenburg’s Death (August 2, 1934)
To realize his long-term expansionist goals, Hitler had to have absolute control of the armed forces. According to the Weimar Constitution, the armed forces were subordinate to the Reich President.....
The Reichswehr Swears an Oath of Allegiance to Adolf Hitler on the Day of Hindenburg’s Death (August 2, 1934)
6.   Mass Rally Organized by the Nazis in the Lead Up to the Referendum on the Future of the Saarland (Fall 1934)
After 1919, the Saarland and its approximately 800,000 inhabitants came under French control under a League of Nations mandate. The Versailles Treaty stipulated that a popular referendum was to be....
Mass Rally Organized by the Nazis in the Lead Up to the Referendum on the Future of the Saarland (Fall 1934)
7.   Ballot for the Saarland Referendum (January 13, 1935)
After 1919, the Saarland and its approximately 800,000 inhabitants came under French control under a League of Nations mandate. The Versailles Treaty stipulated that a popular referendum was to be....
Ballot for the Saarland Referendum (January 13, 1935)
8.   "Heroes' Remembrance Day" in Berlin (March 17, 1935)
During the Weimar Republic, the government had instituted a public day of mourning to commemorate the war dead. Under the National Socialists, this holiday was renamed “Heroes’ Remembrance Day” [Heldengedenktag].....
"Heroes' Remembrance Day" in Berlin (March 17, 1935)
9.   Joachim von Ribbentrop after the Conclusion of the German-British Naval Treaty in London (June 18, 1935)
Hitler's open break with the military regulations of the Versailles Treaty met with intense international criticism. To persuade the British government of his willingness to cooperate, Hitler arranged....
Joachim von Ribbentrop after the Conclusion of the German-British Naval Treaty in London (June 18, 1935)
10.   Tank Demonstration at a Harvest Festival in Brückeberg (October 1, 1935)
A few days after Hitler took office, he declared at a cabinet meeting that the military rearmament....
Tank Demonstration at a Harvest Festival in Brückeberg (October 1, 1935)
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