HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Good Reads (Forum) » Germany marks 80th annive...

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:45 AM

Germany marks 80th anniversary of Hitler's rise to power

Once Hitler became chancellor, the road to dictatorship was short
By Karen Pauls, CBC News
Posted: Jan 30, 2013 5:10 AM ET
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2013 7:41 AM ET

... It was on Jan. 30, 1933, amid great political instability, that Hitler was appointed chancellor by then president Paul von Hindenburg.
Hitler waves from the window of the chancellery after winning the German election on Jan. 30, 1933.Hitler waves from the window of the chancellery after winning the German election on Jan. 30, 1933. (Keystone/Getty)

The very next day, Hitler withdrew his Nazi party from the coalition government and asked the president to dissolve the Reichstag, Germany’s parliament.

"Now it will be easy," propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels wrote in his diary. "Radio and press are at our disposal. We shall stage a masterpiece of propaganda."

In her weekly podcast, current Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany must continue to take responsibility for the crimes committed by the Nazis ...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/01/29/pauls-berlin-hitler.html

4 replies, 850 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply Germany marks 80th anniversary of Hitler's rise to power (Original post)
struggle4progress Jan 2013 OP
Nabbysensei Jan 2013 #1
msongs Jan 2013 #2
LineLineLineNew Reply +
struggle4progress Jan 2013 #3
Diclotican Jan 2013 #4

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:03 AM

1. struggle4progress

Elucidate please as I am interested as to why this was posted. This is the second such post here today, the first being to not buy a BMW. Is this anti Germany? Is this anti Obama? What is the meaning?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Nabbysensei (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:26 AM

2. maybe "those who don't remember the past are condemened to repeat it"? nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:01 AM

3. +

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Nabbysensei (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:11 AM

4. Nabbysensei

Nabbysensei

I doubt it is because you should not buy your next BMW.. If you do not want to buy a BMW, it must be other reasons than because Hitler arise to power in Germany 80 year ago.. (It is a great car when everything works, but a expensive car when it goes broke)..

I suspect it was more to point out, that it IS 80 year since Hitler, one of the most "evil" men in the 20th century rise to power - and put Germany on the path to war.. A war who would devastate Germany and most of Europe, and also was one of the main reasons Europe was divided for more than 40 year, under the cold war.. And that the modern Europe, and Germany have to learn from the past, to try to get on with the future.. Germany was for years and years shamefully about its past..

But I guess, some do not care about learning from the past..

Diclotican

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread