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  • Germany
    Monday Jan 30, 1933

    Adolf Hitler

    New Cabinet

    Germany
    Monday Jan 30, 1933

    On 30 January 1933, the new cabinet was sworn in during a brief ceremony in Hindenburg's office. The NSDAP gained three posts: Hitler was named chancellor, Wilhelm Frick Minister of the Interior, and Hermann Göring Minister of the Interior for Prussia.




  • Germany
    Monday Jan 30, 1933

    World War II

    Hitler became the Chancellor

    Germany
    Monday Jan 30, 1933

    Adolf Hitler, after an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow German government in 1923, he became the Chancellor in 30 January 1933.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Monday Jan 30, 1933

    Joseph Goebbels

    Hindenburg appointed Hitler as Reich chancellor

    Berlin, Germany
    Monday Jan 30, 1933

    Support for the party continued to grow, but neither of these elections led to a majority government. In an effort to stabilize the country and improve economic conditions, Hindenburg appointed Hitler as Reich chancellor on 30 January 1933. Goebbels was disappointed not to be given a post in Hitler's new cabinet. Bernhard Rust was appointed as Minister of Culture, the post that Goebbels was expecting to receive. Like other NSDAP officials, Goebbels had to deal with Hitler's leadership style of giving contradictory orders to his subordinates, while placing them into positions where their duties and responsibilities overlapped.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Monday Feb 27, 1933

    Adolf Hitler

    Reichstag building was set on fire

    Berlin, Germany
    Monday Feb 27, 1933

    On 27 February 1933, the Reichstag building was set on fire.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Monday Feb 27, 1933

    Joseph Goebbels

    The Reichstag fire

    Berlin, Germany
    Monday Feb 27, 1933

    The NSDAP took advantage of the Reichstag fire of 27 February 1933, with Hindenburg passing the Reichstag Fire Decree the following day at Hitler's urging.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Mar 5, 1933

    Joseph Goebbels

    The defeat of the Nazis at the end of the Second World War

    Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Mar 5, 1933

    On 5 March, yet another Reichstag election took place, the last to be held before the defeat of the Nazis at the end of the Second World War. While the NSDAP increased their number of seats and percentage of the vote.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 14, 1933

    Joseph Goebbels

    Goebbels appointed head of the newly created Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda

    Berlin, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 14, 1933

    Goebbels finally received Hitler's appointment to the cabinet, officially becoming head of the newly created Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda on 14 March.


  • Potsdam, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 21, 1933

    Adolf Hitler

    New Reichstag

    Potsdam, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 21, 1933

    On 21 March 1933, the new Reichstag was constituted with an opening ceremony at the Garrison Church in Potsdam. This "Day of Potsdam" was held to demonstrate unity between the Nazi movement and the old Prussian elite and military. Hitler appeared in a morning coat and humbly greeted Hindenburg.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 21, 1933

    Joseph Goebbels

    Goebbels organized Potsdam celebration

    Berlin, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 21, 1933

    Goebbels' first productions were staging the Day of Potsdam, a ceremonial passing of power from Hindenburg to Hitler, held in Potsdam on 21 March.


  • Germany
    Thursday Mar 23, 1933

    Adolf Hitler

    Reichstag assembled under turbulent circumstances

    Germany
    Thursday Mar 23, 1933

    On 23 March 1933, the Reichstag assembled at the Kroll Opera House under turbulent circumstances. Ranks of SA men served as guards inside the building, while large groups outside opposing the proposed legislation shouted slogans and threats towards the arriving members of parliament.


  • Germany
    Saturday Apr 1, 1933

    Joseph Goebbels

    Goebbels composed the text of the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses

    Germany
    Saturday Apr 1, 1933

    He composed the text of Hitler's decree authorizing the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses, held on 1 April.


  • Germany
    Monday May 1, 1933

    Joseph Goebbels

    Goebbels converted the 1 May holiday from a celebration of workers' rights into a day celebrating the NSDAP

    Germany
    Monday May 1, 1933

    Goebbels converted the 1 May holiday from a celebration of workers' rights (observed as such especially by the communists) into a day celebrating the NSDAP.


  • Germany
    Tuesday May 2, 1933

    Adolf Hitler

    All trade unions dissolve

    Germany
    Tuesday May 2, 1933

    On 2 May 1933 all trade unions were forced to dissolve and their leaders were arrested. Some were sent to concentration camps.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Wednesday May 10, 1933

    Joseph Goebbels

    Goebbels's speech to burning the Nazi book

    Berlin, Germany
    Wednesday May 10, 1933

    Less than two weeks later, he gave a speech at the Nazi book burning in Berlin on 10 May.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Friday Jun 2, 1933

    Joseph Goebbels

    Goebbels was appointed the second-highest political rank in the Nazi Party

    Berlin, Germany
    Friday Jun 2, 1933

    On 2 June 1933, Hitler appointed Goebbels a Reichsleiter, the second-highest political rank in the Nazi Party.


  • Germany
    Thursday Jun 29, 1933

    Adolf Hitler

    Other parties had been intimidated into disbanding

    Germany
    Thursday Jun 29, 1933

    By the end of June, the other parties had been intimidated into disbanding. This included the Nazis' nominal coalition partner, the DNVP; with the SA's help, Hitler forced its leader, Hugenberg, to resign on 29 June.


  • Germany
    Saturday Jul 1, 1933

    Martin Bormann

    The Chief of Staff In The Office of Rudolf Hess

    Germany
    Saturday Jul 1, 1933

    Bormann applied for a transfer and was accepted as chief of staff in the office of Rudolf Hess, the Deputy Führer, on 1 July 1933.


  • Germany
    Tuesday Jul 4, 1933

    Martin Bormann

    The Personal Secretary to Rudolf Hess

    Germany
    Tuesday Jul 4, 1933

    Bormann served as personal secretary to Hess from 4 July 1933 until May 1941.


  • Germany
    Friday Jul 14, 1933

    Adolf Hitler

    The Only legal political party in Germany

    Germany
    Friday Jul 14, 1933

    On 14 July 1933, the NSDAP was declared the only legal political party in Germany.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Wednesday Oct 4, 1933

    Joseph Goebbels

    The Nazi Party's control of the popular press

    Berlin, Germany
    Wednesday Oct 4, 1933

    On 4 October 1933 the Schriftleitergesetz (Editor's Law), which became the cornerstone of the Nazi Party's control of the popular press.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Tuesday Oct 10, 1933

    Martin Bormann

    Hitler named Bormann Reichsleiter

    Berlin, Germany
    Tuesday Oct 10, 1933

    On 10 October 1933 Hitler named Bormann Reichsleiter (national leader – the highest party rank) of the NSDAP.


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