Described by Allen it went as follows, …the Nazis rented the er Zelt for eight days running. Allen says himself that local measures were key to establishing the totalitarian regime as national government. Hitler always expected to achieve power, and everything was done to prepare for that day.
Having been active politically myself as both campaign organizer and candidateI hope to be able to capture the excitement and significance of these activities through my characters as I try to answer the fundamental question of why Germans allowed the Nazis to come to power. Political consciousness was reaffirmed daily, however, by the abundance of clubs in Thalburg organized around many different hobbies and professions, which overlapped, and could be broken down along class lines.
The party and its members were Leftist in every way you can think. Nazi charges were refuted, Nazi plots exposed. Then inthe second phase begins--Hitler's concerted program to ""coordinate"" the nation by destroying the existing social structures.
From the class breakdown you could see how the Nazi party could be so successful. Although the rallies often did have such a turnout, they still managed to present a certain conception. Of course those who voted Nazi did not expect this to happen, but what exactly did they expect to happen?
This method allows for a more effective examination of the dynamics of change from democracy to dictatorship, not the dynamics of further suppression of democratic tendencies and conformity to the new order.
How they prepared for this demonstrates the characteristics noted above. Political consciousness was reaffirmed daily, however, by the abundance of clubs in Thalburg organized around many different hobbies and professions, which overlapped, and could be broken down along class lines.
Regarding the first point, Allen writes, The Socialists undoubtedly felt, by the end of Februarythat they were successfully meeting the Nazi challenge. The following essay is broken down into four sections: Nazi charges were refuted, Nazi plots exposed.
We can see then, from the numbers and from the authors own admiration for the events that the Nazis continued to display the same original tenacity they had when they rented out Cattle Auction centers to mask insignificant attendance. What they failed to do, according to Allen, is two fold, first in their inability to recognize the Nazi party as a political threat, and second in their inability to separate themselves from an inconsistent appearance as both reformers and adherents to the status quo, which was necessary to capture the middle class Burgher vote.
Without this commitment at the local level, any large-scale pan-German election effort for a Nazi ballot would not have been possible.
Many Northeimers of the working class, usually the lower class and lower middle class, were members' Social Democratic party, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutchlands, or the SPD. His main point is that through an aura of fear and a highly energetic electoral strategy, taking place in the midst of an economic depression, the Nazi party was able to wrestle away votes from every right wing party and present itself as a viable alternative to an ineffective left.
Allen's thesis is that Nazi party was able to succeed the village of Northeim and else where because they were able to reach out the lower and middle class.
How did they organize and manage their political effort?
How did they deal with opposing political parties? It is unconscionable that the man who would start the largest war in human history, be the face of the genocide of 6 million people, and decimate Europe, could take power legitimately in Germany.
Every Nazi meeting or rally was countered by a Socialist rally. Abstract back to top This essay serves two main purposes. In this review Nelson reiterates the significance of the depression, militarism, and anti-Semitism as factors facilitating the rise of Nazism, as well as imaginative and determined local leaders of the Nazi party.
There is nothing novel about this analysis or division. Instead of the usual tactics of meetings and speeches, they employed a practice of complete political saturation.
The detailed monograph is divided into two parts: Through these campaigns were not as brilliant as the first in terms of pageantry, they were equally tenacious. While it would take much detail to go over the electioneering efforts of the other political parties, suffice it to say that they did not rival those of the Nazis.
Though there was not much difference in the sizes of three of the classes, there were still large differences in the incomes of these classes.
Allen discusses this point, saying, The German middle classes hardly wanted a nihilistic dictatorship, but their ideological heritage from the days of Bismarck and Kaiser Wilhelm II left them ill prepared to appreciate what Nazism would mean or develop a viable alternative to it.
In writing this book, Allen for the first time examines how Nazism appeared to the common person at the local level before Hitler secured the Chancellorship. There was a much larger meeting hall er Zeltwhich hosted SPD rallies.
Writing a book from this local point of view also leaves the impression that structurally, any vigorous and energetic party with an ambiguous platform could have mobilized many new voters and secured the kind of following that would make their leader attractive to the creators of a coalition government.The Nazi Seizure of Power: The Experience Of A Single German Town, [William Sheridan Allen] on cheri197.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
This book is the story of how the Nazis were able to take control of the small town Northeim in the former kingdom of Hanover/5(29). Allen was born in Evanston, Illinois, and studied at the universities of Michigan, Connecticut, and Minnesota, and in Germany at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Göttingen.
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William Sheridan Allen’s research provides an intimate, comprehensive study of the mechanics of revolution and an analysis of the Nazi Party’s subversion of democracy/5(29).
William Sheridan Allen's research provides an intimate, comprehensive study of the mechanics of revolution and an analysis of the Nazi Party's subversion of democracy. Beginning at the end of the Weimar Republic, Allen examines the entire period of the Nazi Revolution within a single locality /5.
William Sheridan Allen provides a tautly written political analysis of Northeim, Germany in the years of the ascension of the NSDAP. Allen’s intimate portrait of the town goes a long way towards explaining how the Nazis succeeded in consolidating their power at the local level.4/5.
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