• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Formarion of the Nazi Party.

Extracts from this document...


The Formation of the Nazi Party 1) DAP stands for the German Workers Party (Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) and was established in early 1919. 2) The DAP was established in early 1919, it was founded by a toolmaker Anton Drexler and journalist Karl Harrer. 3) The DAP were an ultra right wing party, with nationalist and Anti-Semitic ideas. Although they were only a small party to begin with, holding secret meetings. The Party leader Drexler wanted to build a powerful and strong nationalist party. Drexlers main aim was to form a party of working class people. Who shared his nationalist, Anti-Semitic ideas. The DAP also had Anti-democratic and Anti-capitalist ideas. These ideas meant the party was considered a threat by the German army who were crushing nationalist and Marxist groups. Adolf Hitler joined the party in September 1919 and became only the fifty fifth member. Hitler joined the party after hearing a speech at one of the meetings, the speech that was been given angered Hitler. So he strongly spoke out at the man giving the speech, uninterrupted for fifteen minutes. It was after this outpour that the party founder Drexler approached and insisted that Hitler returned. Even after joining the DAP Hitler was unimpressed with the condition of the party he saw it as a disorganised littler organisation, Despite this Hitler was a part of the executive committee. ...read more.


After once again trying to pursue art an failing again, Hitler was homeless and was eating at charity shelters. Here Hitler lived near to the Jewish community. It was in his years in Vienna 1908-1913 that Hitler transformed his thoughts on Jews. Hitler himself describes a single incident as his "greatest transformation of all". He describes a man as "an apparition" suggesting he was a ghostly figure, who was wearing eastern style clothing a "caftan", and had black hair. Hitler continued "scrutinising feature for feature" whilst staring at this mans "foreign face" before concluding with thought "Is this German?" It was from this moment that Jews became more distinguished from the rest of humanity in Hitler's eyes. It was this time in Vienna when Hitler's beliefs on Jews became extreme; these thoughts were fuelled by his own misfortune in Vienna and the success of the Jewish Community that was around him. So then Hitler tried to leave Austria when he was 24 to avoid service in the Austrian army. He was tracked down but still managed do dodge army service, after failing a medical. Hitler's reluctance to serve the Austrian army could be due to the fact that he was obsessed with German Nationalism. Then in August 1914 Hitler was part of a crowd in Munich celebrating the announcement of the war. After this Hitler volunteered for the army, he was part of the Bavarian regiment. ...read more.


Some of the points were all German citizens to have equal rights and duties and the health system to be raised. This appealed to many members of the German Society including; the peasants', tenant farmers, urban workers all who wanted equal opportunities. Finally the programme included some anti-democratic ideas which included; the confiscation of all profit made by war, the division of large department stores to be leased to small traders. This would of appealed to the peasants' and the urban workers as they wanted the chance to be equal with the rest of society. After the party announced The Twenty Five Points, Hitler changed the party's name to National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) also known as the Nazis. Hitler then incorporated the swastika as the party's official symbol. He eventually became F�hrer of the Nazi Party in July 1921. Hitler became the most important member of the party after first recruiting ex-soldiers by using the party's anti-Semitic and nationalist ideas. Then he realised that to gain even more support the party would have to appeal to the more members of the German Society. So this is he introduced The Twenty Five Point Programme, which was designed to appeal to the largest amount of people possible. By the end of 1920 the party had increased to around three thousand members. this is what Hitler the most important member of the party. ?? ?? ?? ?? Gurminder Sahota ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Modern European History, 1789-1945 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Modern European History, 1789-1945 essays

  1. Discuss and contrast De Berniere's presentation of politicians in Captain Corelli's Mandolin

    However in the novel De Bernieres presents Metaxas in a more favourable way to Mussolini. He is respected by the Greek people and unlike Hitler and Mussolini he isn't a megalomaniac. He doesn't desire an empire, he wants Greece to be free from war.

  2. The Hidden Facets of Bolshevism - Friends and Foes of the Working Class.

    and the Soviet dictatorship, more repressive than anything imaginable under the former Russian Empire, which had emerged from his ideological improvisations and actions. Lenin's late death-bed conversion to idealism will have little subsequent effect on Soviet history, but it will inspire a myth among reform communists and intellectuals about a

  1. To vote for Hitler was above all a rejection of the existing system. Is ...

    Therefore, to vote for the Nazi Party really was a way of the German people saying that they wanted a change and that they had turned their backs on the existing political system. The statistics of the Nazi vote demonstrate the true weakness of the Nazi Party.

  2. The nazi's believed that support for the party should be based more on faith ...

    However, his plans to recover the lost German lands and people required rearmament & industrial production and this conflicted with the preservation of a pre-industrial peasant class. Furthermore, as a political realist, Hitler recognized that he needed to maintain the support of the elites, whose landowning interests were threatened by Nazi support of the peasantry.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work