My Life in Hitler's Germany

About the Show

In the legislative elections of 1928, the Nazis couldn't muster more than 2.8% of the votes. So how did Hitler manage to come to power on January 30, 1933? After the stock market crash of 1929, the economic crisis reached Germany and the clashes between the communists of the KPD and the national-socialists of the NSDAP escalated. This episode will examine the Reichstag fire, the arrests of political opponents, the suspension of fundamental civil liberties and the opening of the first concentration camps. Part 1 of 2.