The death of Hindenburg

On August 19th, 1934, after serving as President of the Weimar Republic for over nine years, President Hindenburg passed away due to old age.

The German People were asked to vote on whether they supported the merging of President and Chancellor. After over 95% of the population voted, 89% of voters voted in Hitler's favour.

The next day, Hitler combined the offices of President and Chancellor and assumed position as the Fürher of Germany.

He was now a dictator. Germany became the Nazi Germany dictatorship.


Hindenburg died of natural causes.