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Before 1933

WWI, its Aftermath, and the Growth of the Nazi Party

Stretcher bearers carry a wounded soldier during the Battle of the Somme. [LCID: 2453747]

Stretcher bearers carry a wounded soldier during the Battle of the Somme in World War I. France, September 1916. IWM (Q 1332)

—⁠Imperial War Museum - Photograph Archive

Countries across Europe struggled to recover from the devastation caused by World War I after it ended in 1918. This was a time marked by massive social and political change, revolution, and the establishment of new states. In this postwar environment, extreme nationalism, racism, and antisemitism found fertile ground. The Nazi and the Italian Fascist political parties, along with many other similar groups across Europe, emerged from this chaos to become visible threats to new and fragile democracies, including Germany's Weimar Republic.

Highlighted events

  1. May 07, 1919

    Treaty of Versailles Presented to German Delegation

  2. November 09, 1923

    Beer Hall Putsch

  3. June 12, 1929

    Anne Frank Born

All events Before 1933

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