Photograph showing a Nazi parade on Pariser Platz in the shade of the Brandenburg Gate after the so called “power grasp” 1933. Unknown photographer.
On 30th January 1933 Adolf Hitler was orderly declared chancelor of the Weimar Republic. Within six months after having been voted into government, Hitler and the Nazis abolished the first democratic German state, and then gradually established their reign of terror with the help of elites and parts of the German people. Everything that happened from then on, all the atrocious crimes were legal, and commissioned or encouraged by the government. This was possible because the largest part of the populace remained listless in the face of the obvious tyranny.