The assignment involved the design of a new Reich Chancellery and the destruction of thousands of Jewish homes. After this, Hitler publicly claimed Speer to be a genius. Hitler appointed Speer as Minister for Armaments on February 7th 1942. Speer was extremely successful as the Minister for Armaments due to his exceptional organizational skills. He created a central planning committee headed by Speer, which took increasing responsibility for war production.
Albert Speer was a major contributor in multiple ways during World War II. One vital way in which he involved and contributed himself to Adolf Hitler’s regime was through his status as Chief of Architect in the Nazi Party. Speer’s first attendance of a Nazi Party rally, merely actioned out of curiosity, found himself strangely drawn to Adolf Hitler, not only because of Hitler's proposed solutions to the threat of Communism and his renunciation of the Treaty of Versailles, but also drawn towards the man himself. Speer's first major commission as a Party member came in 1932 when Karl Hanke recommended him to Goebbels to help renovate the new District Headquarters in Berlin, and, later on, to renovate Goebbels' Propaganda Ministry. Goebbels was impressed with Speer’s work and recommended him to Hitler, who then assigned him to help renovate the Chancellery in Berlin.
Out of all the wars that the world has gone through, none has been more devastating as World War II. Although the definite origin or cause of this World War II can be argued over, some of the most popular reason till today remains the Appeasement, anger over Treaty of Versailles, the failure of peace efforts after World War I, the rise of Fascism, the goals of Hitler. Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in January 1933. Almost immediately he began secretly building up Germany's army and weapons. In 1934 he increased the size of the army, began building warships and created a German air force.
The arrival of Röhm was an important development as he had access to the army political fund and was able to transfer some of the money into the GWP. The German Worker's Party used some of this money to advertise their meetings. Adolf Hitler was often the main speaker and it was during this period that he developed the techniques that made him into such a persuasive orator. Hitler's reputation as an orator grew and it soon became clear that he was the main reason why people were joining the party. This gave Hitler tremendous power within the organization as they knew they could not afford to lose him.
Another similarity between Hitler’s and Stalin’s struggles to power is their method of gaining the people’s support. Both Hitler and Stalin promised their country improvements in the economy, government, and living conditions. Hitler used the failing economy, strong western influence, and weak Weimar Republic to offer the German people
Was the Reichstag fire the main reason why Hitler was able to establish a dictatorship in Germany by 1934? Hitler was able to establish a dictatorship in Germany by 1934 through events like the Reichstag fire but also other events. These events were the enabling act, the general election and finally the night of the long knives. The first and arguably the most key reason as to why Hitler was able to establish a dictatorship was because of the Reichstag fire. The Reichstag Fire took place on 27 February and the building burning was a dramatic development for the Nazis.
Nazi Methods of Control we effective with Dealing with Opposition in the Years 1933-45. After appointing himself Führer, Hitler introduced many policies and regulations to ensure the Nazis stayed in control. These rules dealt with political opponents, as well as the general public, who all of a sudden, found their private, social and working lives controlled/supervised by Nazi representatives. Seven key structures The Nazi party aimed to control every aspect of people's political, social and working lives in order to ensure a strong hold of power throughout Germany. It maintained control through a mixture of propaganda and intimidation.
It was in this period that Bonhoeffer produced his book “The Cost of Discipleship” and that Bonhoeffer first became widely known. In 1938, his brother-in-law, Hans von Dohnanyi, introduced him to the group seeking to Overthrow Hitler. Bonhoeffer continued his work for the resistance movement under the cover of his employment in Germany's Military Intelligence Department, which was a centre of the resistance. In 1942 he flew to Sweden to tell British government the conspirators' proposals for a peace; these proposals were unfortunately rejected. Bonhoeffer was arrested on April 5, 1943, and imprisoned in Berlin.
Bullock says that: “Himmler’s SS were now given their independence of the SA, and placed directly under Hitler’s orders with Himmler as SS Reichsfuehrer”# this source suggests that Himmler and the SS only became powerful through Hitler’s direction. W.L. Shirer supports this view, saying: “Soon this much-better-disciplined and loyal force would become much more powerful than the SA had ever been.”# Therefore suggesting the SS gained power after the Night of the Long Knives because, unlike the SA they were disciplined and loyal to Hitler. Their rise to power is important since the SS played a prominent role in the events in Germany until the end of Nazi rule. This rise to power is important since the SS played a big role in the events in Germany for the duration of Nazi rule.
Towards the end of 1934, Adolf Hitler had managed to gain complete control over Germany. Through a very important law named the enabling act, Hitler was able to pass multiple laws declaring other parties illegal and moulding Germany into a one party state. In one single night he also managed to diminish any threats and with the death of President Hindenburg along side the oath made by the army, Hitler began to nazify Germany. From his appointment as chancellor in January 1933 and through each point leading towards 1934, it could be said that Hitler managed to claim total control over Germany, In March 1933 with the new Reichstag elections Hitler hoped his party would win a two thirds majority in the hope that he could get parliament to agree that he could rule without it. The Nazi party now forced to think tactically and with the burning of the Reichstag building through a communist Hitler was able to blame the extremist party for the beginning of a revolution and with President Hindenburg's approval he arrested the ‘enemies of the state’.