How Hitler Never Won the Majority of German Votes but Still Rose to Power

Huge ambition finds a legal way in a dirt poor society

Adolf Hitler in front of radio microphone in a radio speech the day after he became the Reichskanzler (1 February 1933)
Adolf Hitler in front of radio microphone in a radio speech the day after he became the Reichskanzler ( February 1, 1933) | Image on Wikimedia Commons by Bundesarchiv, Bild 183–1987–0703–506 / Unknown author / CC-BY-SA 3.0

The accession of a 43-year-old unemployed madman didn’t happen overnight. When Adolf Hitler seized power on January 30, 1933, he had already been in politics for 14 years. Add a pinch of fraud, a splash of conspiracy, a drizzle of blackmail, and a…

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