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  • Germany
    Monday Sep 2, 1929

    Martin Bormann

    Marriage

    Germany
    Monday Sep 2, 1929

    On 2 September 1929, Bormann married 19-year-old Gerda Buch, whose father, Major Walter Buch, served as a chairman of the Untersuchung und Schlichtungs-Ausschuss (USCHLA; Investigation and Settlement Committee), which was responsible for settling disputes within the party. Hitler was a frequent visitor to the Buch house, and it was here that Bormann met him. Hess and Hitler served as witnesses at the wedding.




  • Weimar Republic (Present Day Germany)
    Thursday Oct 3, 1929

    Gustav Stresemann

    Stresemann's death

    Weimar Republic (Present Day Germany)
    Thursday Oct 3, 1929

    Gustav Stresemann died of a stroke on 3 October 1929 at the age of 51. His gravesite is situated in the Luisenstadt Cemetery at Südstern in Berlin Kreuzberg, and includes work by the German sculptor Hugo Lederer.




  • Germany
    Thursday Oct 24, 1929

    Adolf Hitler

    U.S. Stock Market crashed

    Germany
    Thursday Oct 24, 1929

    The stock market in the United States crashed on 24 October 1929. The impact in Germany was dire: millions were thrown out of work and several major banks collapsed. Hitler and the NSDAP prepared to take advantage of the emergency to gain support for their party. They promised to repudiate the Versailles Treaty, strengthen the economy, and provide jobs.




  • Germany
    Sunday Dec 22, 1929

    Adolf Hitler

    German referendum

    Germany
    Sunday Dec 22, 1929

    The Great Depression provided a political opportunity for Hitler. Germans were ambivalent about the parliamentary republic, which faced challenges from right- and left-wing extremists. The moderate political parties were increasingly unable to stem the tide of extremism, and the German referendum of 1929 helped to elevate Nazi ideology.




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