Who were the people and groups involved in Hitler's control over Germany?

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First and foremost, the Nazi Party was involved in elevating Adolf Hitler to a prominent place within their party. The National Socialist German Worker's Party (Nazi) was a relatively obscure group in the early 1920's that rallied against the Treaty of Versailles and communism. Adolf Hitler's oratory and organization skills...

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First and foremost, the Nazi Party was involved in elevating Adolf Hitler to a prominent place within their party. The National Socialist German Worker's Party (Nazi) was a relatively obscure group in the early 1920's that rallied against the Treaty of Versailles and communism. Adolf Hitler's oratory and organization skills quickly gained him favor with the other party members. As the Nazis became the dominant party in Germany, Hitler was appointed chancellor by president Paul von Hindenburg in early 1933. As chancellor, Hitler was aided by a number of groups in his quest for total authority in Germany.

A number of paramilitary secret police organizations allowed Hitler to destroy political opposition in Germany. The Sturmabteilung (SA) was the group primarily responsible for the rise of Hitler and the Nazis in Germany. The group harassed political groups and disrupted their operations throughout the 1920's. Heinrich Himmler and the Schutzstaffel (SS) provided security and surveillance for the Nazi Party and were the faction most responsible for the atrocities committed against the Jewish population. Another organization was the Gestapo, the official secret police force in Nazi Germany. This group was formed by Hermann Goring in 1933 and also targeted political dissent. These organizations were responsible for Hitler's totalitarian command of the German Reich before and during World War II.

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