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How and when did Hitler gain power and what was the Third Reich?

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jtburtt | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 5, 2009 at 12:34 AM via web

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How and when did Hitler gain power and what was the Third Reich?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 5, 2009 at 12:47 AM (Answer #1)

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Hitler came to power in 1933 when he was appointed as Chancellor of Germany (something like a Prime Minister in Great Britain).  He was appointed by Paul von Hindenburg, the President of Germany at the time.  Hindenburg appointed him because Hitler's Nazi Party had been becoming more popular and it was thought Hitler could help bring support for the government.

The Third Reich is what the Nazis called Germany during their rule.  "Reich" means something like "empire" or "nation" or "kingdom."  The Nazis felt that their regime was the third true German nation or empire in history.

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parama9000 | Student , Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted February 27, 2014 at 8:13 AM (Answer #2)

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He came to power in 1933, and this was due to his popularity among the masses.

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