The rise and fall of Adolf Hitler

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When Democracy Failed—The Warnings of History
By Thom Hartmann, 2003. The burning of the Reichstag on 27 Febrary 1933 marked the beginning of terrorism in Germany. Role of Christian ideology; alliance with industry; propaganda; military aggression; implied parallels with contempory U.S. events.
Hitler's Enabling Act, 23 March 1933
The History Place, [17 February 2003]. The newly elected members of the German Parliament met to consider passing Hitler's Enabling Act, the ‘Law for Removing the Distress of the People and the Reich.’ It would effectively mean the end of democracy in Germany and establish Hitler's legal dictatorship.
Hitler Endorsed by 9 to 1 in Poll on his Dictatorship, but Opposition Is Doubled
New York Times, 19 August 1934. Eighty-nine and nine-tenths per cent of the German voters endorsed in yesterday's plebiscite Chancellor Hitler's assumption of greater power than has ever been possessed by any other ruler in modern times.
Proclamation by Adolf Hitler, Chancellor of the Reich, to the German Army
1 September 1939. In order to put an end to troubled relations with Poland, Hitler says he has no other choice than to meet force with force and fight the battle for the honour and the vital rights of reborn Germany with hard determination.