Consolidation of Nazi Power

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Nazi Consolidation of Power 1933-34

The consolidation of power by the Nazi’s was absolute and effective in the years 1933-34 in Germany. Hitler used a range of events such as the Reichstag fire and Hindenburg’s death to act as a catalyst to achieve his final goal, as the undisputed Fuhrer, by august of 1934. Also the passing of certain laws such “the protection of People and State Act” and the “Enabling act” gave the Nazi’s further power to consolidate their position as the only party in Germany.

The Reichstag fire served as the point wherein action could be launched and was the first real step to Hitler consolidating the Nazi’s power. As the fire was suspected to have been caused by a Dutch communist, the Nazi Party used this to
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This was the last essential phase of his grasp for power, as each soldier in the army swore an oath of allegiance to Hitler personally which included the phrase that they were “willing to give up their lives for the Fuhrer”. Therefore by August 1934, Hitler had become the undisputed leader of Germany, as he had acquired the Army’s support.

Finally an amalgamation of these factors led to the consolidation of power for the Nazi party between 1933-34. External events such as the Reichstag Fire and Hindenburg’s death were used to the Nazi’s advantage as these were decisive factors when combined with Hitler’s leadership and circumvention of the constitution, by using its clauses to his
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