Adolf Hitler is appointed chancellor of Germany, January 30th, 1933
In response to appeals from influential politicians, industrialists, and businessmen who considered Hitler “independent from parliamentary parties” and leader of a movement that could “enrapture millions of people,” German President Paul von Hindenburg appointed Hitler second in command in the German government.
Hitler and his Nazi Party are seen as saviors of a country where six million people were unemployed. More than 50,000 people are said to have joined the Nazi party in the week following Hitler’s rise to power. As he consolidated his regime, 83 percent of German Jews under the age of twenty-one flee the country.