Hitler’s plan to take power in Germany had to change after the failure of the Munich Putsch. • He decided he would win power legally by winning votes in elections. • He changed the Nazi Party so it was well organised and so it would attract the German people.
Nazi Successes 1925-28 • Party better organised after 1925 • Joseph Goebbels improved propaganda (publicity) by producing posters • Nazi Party was active in the whole of Germany, not just Bavaria. • Nazis started getting support from farmers and skilled workers. • Remarkable leader in Hitler.
Another 1928 election poster. The caption reads: "Two million dead. Did they die in vain? Never! Front soldiers! Adolf Hitler is showing you the way!" The claim is that Hitler will redeem Germany from the loss of World War I.
This vivid poster from the September 1930 Reichstag election summarizes Nazi ideology in a single image. A Nazi sword kills a snake, the blade passing through a red Star of David. The red words coming from the snake are: usury, Versailles, unemployment, war guilt lie, Marxism, Bolshevism, lies and betrayal, inflation, Locarno, Dawes Pact, Young Plan, corruption, Barmat, Kutistker, Sklarek [the last three Jews involved in major financial scandals], prostitution, terror, civil war.
This is a poster for the 1928 Reichstag election. The Dawes Plan was an international agreement dealing with the matter of German reparations payments from World War I. The caption reads: "Break the Dawes Chains."
Nazi Failures 1925-28 • Nazis still did badly in the elections to the Reichstag • Many Germans not interested in Nazi ideas.A lot of Germans were more content during this time under Chancellor Gustav Stresemann, who had brought stability to the country. • It was going to take a major upheaval to persuade people to vote for the Nazis. • That is exactly what happened in 1929. There was a major economic upheaval.Hitler and the Nazis got their chance.