Seizure of power by the National Socialists 1933

Nationalsozialismus - Machtergreifung der Nationalsozialisten 1933

From republic to dictatorship

30th January, 1933 marked the beginning of the Nazi rule over Germany with the adjuration of Adolf Hitler als Chancellor of the German Reich and the related task to form a new government. The Reichstag election in March 1933 was the last free election, but was already under the influence of a strong repression by the Nazis. After the "seizure of power", a controlled and selected media coverage should show the German people the image of a functioning national community, while any form of opposition against the Nazis should by choked off.