The reasons why Hindenburg appointed Hitler as Chancellor in January 1933

  • Hitler demanded to be made chancellor in July 1932 as the Nazi Party was the largest political party with 32% of the votes

  • Von Papen and Von Schleicher were both unpopular as Chancellors, so Von Papen advised President Hindenburg that he could control Hitler as Chancellor if he was Vice-Chancellor.

  • On the 30th January 1933, Hitler was appointed as Chancellor with Von Papen as Vice-Chancellor.

Also...

  • Hitler had the support of many Generals

  • Hitler had taken part in the Presidential Election of 1932 and had won 13.4 million votes, so Hindenburg knew the public would support him as Chancellor


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Fear of Communism

Treaty of Versailles


Nazi Party Tactics

Economic Problems

Weakness of Weimar Government

Scheming of Von Papen and Von Schleicher