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The Collapse of German Democracy

The final years of the Weimar Republic, were characterized by a constant political crisis and a profound economic slump. The Nazis became the leading anti-democratic force and were perceived by many as the only ones who could stop the "Communist menace". German president Paul von Hindenburg, who was trying to stabilize the German political system, was persuaded in January 1933 to appoint Hitler, the leader of the largest party in the Reichstag (The German Parliament), as Chancellor of Germany.

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Photographs 24
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