|When did Hitler become chancellor of Germany?
|In January 1933
|What happens to trade unions in May 1933?
|Trade unions are abolished and their leaders arrested.
|When did the political Parties get banned?
|In 1933. Apart from the Nazi party.
|What does Anti-Semitism mean?
|The hatred of Jews!
|What is the Article 48?
|Part of the Weimar Constitution, giving the President special powers to rule in a crisis. Used by Chancellors to rule when they had no majority in the Reichstag - and therefore an undemocratic precedent for Hitler.
|What is an Aryan
|Someone who belongs to the European type race. To the Nazis this meant especially non-Jewish and they looked for the ideal characteristics of fair hair, blue eyes...
|What is a chancellor?
|Like the Prime Minister - the man who is the chief figure in the government,
|The left wing.
|Those who believe in radical change in society, usually to improve the lot of the working classes. e.g. Socialists
|Where the new constitution for Germany after World War I was decided (Berlin being too dangerous). Gave its name to the Republican system of government from 1919 until the Nazi take-over in 1933.
|One of the clauses of the Versailles Treaty - which Germany was forced to sign - declared that Germany was responsible for the First World War (and therefore had to pay reparations).
|What is the trade union?
|Organisation which campaigns for the rights of workers - for pay and working conditions.
|What are the storm troopers?
|‘Sturmabteilung’ (= Storm troops). The Nazis’ army of thugs used to intimidate rivals. Merged into the police in 1933. Called ‘Brownshirts’. Leaders purged in ‘Night of the Long Knives’.
|Those who stand for order and authority and who are usually resisting change. e.g. Nationalists & Conservatives.
|The German Parliament.
|27 February 1933. Used by the Nazis to crush the Communists and force through the ‘Enabling Law’.
|Party which opposed the Weimar Constitution for much of its existence. Believed in a strong Germany - as before defeat in 1918. Formed alliances with Nazis after 1929 - shared in Jan 1933 government.
|Someone or something that cannot fail, always right. In this case Hitler. Also claimed by Popes and History teachers.