WALT - Why did Hitler and the Nazis come to power in 1933? WILF - identify some valid reasons (E) .... list accurate causes (D) ......explain linkage between causes (C).... evaluate causes and come to a conclusion (A)
"Hitler's rise to power was based upon long-term factors - resentment in the German people, the weakness of the Weimar system - which he exploited through propaganda (paid for by his rich, Communist-fearing backers), the terror of his stormtroopers, and the brilliance of his speeches.During the 'roaring twenties' Germans ignored this vicious little man with his programme of hatred. But when the Great Depression ruined their lives, they voted for him in increasing numbers. Needing support, and thinking he could control Hitler, President Hindenburg made the mistake in January 1933 of giving Hitler the post of Chancellor" (John D Clare).