National socialist democratic german workers party
The Programme of the Nsdap: The National Socialist German Workers Party and Its General Conceptions. by Gottfried FederThe Programme of the N.S.D.A.P. This book by Gottfried Feder was first published in May 1932 at the direct request of Adolf Hitler, for the coming Reichstag elections, and outlines the official National Socialist position on economic and social policy. The opening chapter describes the rise of the N.S.D.A.P. and includes a biographical history of the career of Adolf Hitler. The book outlines a wide range of proposals that formed the basis of official NSDAP policies, none of which could be altered - not even by the NSDAP Council of Administration. Hitler was fully aware of the broken election pledges of democratic politicians, and he had no intention of allowing the NSDAP to become yet another talking shop where political programmes are discarded once a political party gains power. To this end Hitler states the Programme is fixed, and I shall never suffer changes in the principles of the movement, as laid down in its Programme. Gottfried Feder, was the principal economic theoretician behind the National Socialist economic miracle that saw the prosperity of the German people transformed within 3 years of Hitler being elected to power.
The Rise of the Nazi Party
In , Hitler came to power and turned Germany into a dictatorship. How did the Nazi party come to power and how did Hitler manage to eliminate his opponents? Germany became a republic in Many Germans were dissatisfied with the new situation. They longed for a return to the Empire. Many people also believed that the ruling social democrats were to blame for losing the war.
The German Army was worried that it was a left-wing revolutionary group and sent Adolf Hitler , one of its education officers, to spy on the organization. Hitler discovered that the party's political ideas were similar to his own - he approved of Drexler's German nationalism and anti-Semitism but was unimpressed with the way the party was organized. Although there as a spy, Hitler could not restrain himself when a member made a point he disagreed with, and he stood up and made a passionate speech on the subject. Anton Drexler was impressed with Hitler 's abilities as an orator and invited him to join the party. At first Hitler was reluctant, but urged on by his commanding officer, Captain Karl Mayr, he eventually agreed. He was only the fifty-fourth person to join the German Worker's Party.
Learn what led to the rise of the Nazis
In a previous lesson, students explored the politics, culture, economics, and social trends in Germany during the years of the Weimar Republic to , and they analyzed the strength of democracy in Germany during those years. Students will review events that they learned about in the previous lesson and see how the popularity of the Nazis changed during times of stability and times of crisis. They will also analyze the Nazi Party platform and, in an extension about the election, compare it to the platforms of the Social Democratic and Communist Parties.
The Nazi Party emerged from the German nationalist , racist and populist Freikorps paramilitary culture, which fought against the communist uprisings in post- World War I Germany. Pseudo-scientific racist theories were central to Nazism, expressed in the idea of a "people's community" Volksgemeinschaft. To protect the supposed purity and strength of the Aryan race, the Nazis sought to exterminate Jews , Romani , Poles and most other Slavs , along with the physically and mentally handicapped. They disenfranchised and segregated homosexuals , Africans , Jehovah's Witnesses and political opponents. Hitler rapidly established a totalitarian regime     known as the Third Reich. Following the defeat of the Third Reich at the conclusion of World War II in Europe, the party was "declared to be illegal" by the Allied powers ,  who carried out denazification in the years after the war both in Germany and in territories occupied by Nazi forces. The use of any symbols associated with the party is now outlawed in many European countries, including Germany and Austria.
Under the leadership of Adolf Hitler , the party came to power in Germany in and governed by totalitarian methods until That year Hitler also formulated a point program that became the permanent basis for the party. The program called for German abandonment of the Treaty of Versailles and for the expansion of German territory. These appeals for national aggrandizement were accompanied by a strident anti-Semitic rhetoric. Under Hitler the Nazi Party grew steadily in its home base of Bavaria.