Essay on The Rise of Hitler

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Adolf Hitler’s rise to power as Chancellor of Germany and leader of the German people is often portrayed as the result of a sweeping electoral victory. In reality Hitler’s rise was incremental, requiring (a patchwork of political support from) an assimilation of support from various demographics as well as influential political figures. An area of perpetual historiographical debate is, specifically, which demographic was more essential to Hitler’s rise - one school of thought maintains the significance of the lower middle class in the (spread and rise to power of the) popularization of the Nazi party, while the other argues that it was the “German elite” who more effectively aided them. The following essay will focus primarily on the…show more content…
these persons primarily were the Jews. However because communism was a rejected political and social thought these anathemas often were combined - Bolsheviks and Jews were one . Events like the formation of a Worker and Sailor council in the port of Keil in 1919 (a union originally formed in mutiny) only helped to solidify this fear which with time filtered down from the traditional elite to the grass roots of the German population. In German thought, Jews were profiteering on the home front while ‘good’ Germans were dying. Lending further legitimization to these anti-Semitic and anti-Communist beliefs were the professionals of the traditional elite whose support for proto-Nazi groups became increasingly apparent at the beginning of the Weimar Republic .Scientist support of eugenics is an accurate indicator of the elite’s political inclinations within the medical profession. Like the Junkers, many doctors viewed their role in society as defenders of the Wilhelmine monarchy and the imperial cause. As a traditionalist Hitler being the traditionalist he was held strong appeal as a political figure of power. (Prior to Hitler assuming his role as) When he began his chancellor(ship) the practice of eugenics (began its ascent into importance) came into

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