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How did Hitler become leader of the Nazi party? Who were his henchmen?

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Notes-Page 33-37 How did Hitler become leader of the Nazi party? Hitler was born in 1889 in Austria. By the time he was 18, both of his parents were dead and his dream of being an architect was dashed. Soon he moved to Vienna and worked as an artist while living in a hostel. When World War 1 started, Hitler joined the German army and was a lowly soldier in the trenches who won medals for his bravery. When the armistices was signed on November the 11th 1918, Hitler, like most soldiers, believed he'd been "stabbed in the back" by German politicians. ...read more.


They were supposedly to protect speakers at Nazi party meetings. By 1922 Hitler was the undisputed leader of the Nazi party. He was a great speaker, and often at his rallies people would go wild with enthusiasm. Hitler's Henchmen Hitler had 5 main henchmen. Josef Goebbels was the son of a factory worker and was not able to participate in World War 1 because his foot had been crippled. He was intelligent and a brilliant public speaker. He was the editor of the Nazi newspaper. Hermann Goering was a First World War veteran who won several medals for his bravery. He was intelligent witty and charming man. ...read more.


Heinrich Himmler had fought briefly in World War 1. He was hardworking and precise. He joined the party in 1923 and was regional party chief. Ernest Rohm was a captain in the army during World War 1. He was a brutal and efficient leader. He worked in the Freikorps for a short time. He was a founder member of the German workers party. Nazi Growth Although the Nazi party was predominantly based in Munich, Hitler's reputation had spread throughout Germany. To help this, the Nazis published their newspaper. Between 1920 and 1923, the Nazis gathered more support among other extremist and nationalist parties. By 1922 the Nazi party had over 5000 members! By Rishi Sankar Lee 10 ...read more.

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