Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:45 AM
struggle4progress (80,138 posts)
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 ...
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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)
Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:03 AM
Nabbysensei (19 posts)
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?
Response to Nabbysensei (Reply #1)
Thu Jan 31, 2013, 11:11 AM
Diclotican (4,463 posts)
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..