The role of Hitler

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In September 1919 Adolf Hitler joined a very small political party called the German Workers' Party (DAP). He became leader of the party, which we now know as the Nazis (NSDAP). In the spring of 1933 Hitler and the Nazis gained power over the whole of Germany.

What was Hitler’s background? How did he become involved in politics? How did Hitler develop his ideas?

You can use this section of ‘The Nazi rise to power’ to help you understand these questions and many more.

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