President Hindenburg and his chancellors could not lift Germany out of the depression. Hitler rose to power through the Nazi Party, an organization he forged after returning as a wounded veteran from the annihilating trench warfare of World War I.
Paying the crushing reparations destabilized the economy, producing ruinous, runaway inflation. Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany in following a series of electoral victories by the Nazi Party. All existing political parties were banned.
He claimed he was only in favour of equality for those who had "German blood. He withdrew Germany from the League of Nations inrebuilt German armed forces beyond what was permitted by the Treaty of Versailles, reoccupied the German Rhineland inannexed Austria in and invaded Czechoslovakia in From the balcony of the chancellery, Hitler looked on approvingly.