served only nine months of his five-year term. While in prison, he wrote
the first volume of Mein Kampf. It was partly an autobiographical book
although filled with glorified inaccuracies, self-serving half-truths
and outright revisionism which also detailed his views on the future of
the German people.
He reserved the brunt of his vituperation for the Jews, whom he
portrayed as responsible for all of the problems and evils of the world,
particularly democracy, Communism, and internationalism, as well as
Germany's defeat in the War. Jews were the German nation's true enemy,
he wrote. As such, they were not a race, but an anti-race.
In 1930, a worldwide depression hit
Germany and Hitler promised
to rid Germany of Jews and Communists and to reunite the German speaking
part of Europe. In July, 1932, the Nazis received about 40% of the vote
and became the strongest party in Germany. On January 30,1933, President
Paul von Hindenburg appointed Hitler Chancellor of Germany. Once in this
position, Hitler moved quickly toward attaining a dictatorship. When von
Hindenburg died in 1934, Hitler already had control of Germany ...