What were Hitler's steps in his rise to power?
Hitlers rise to power began when he was thrown in jail after the Beer hall putsch, that is where he began writing mein Kampf. Most of what Hitler planned to do was based off of Mussolini. His first step to power was the burning of the Reichstag, which was blamed on a Dutch communist, from there he could put the enabling act into place. The enabling act gave him the power to pass laws without the permission of the Reichstag. However, Hitler helped the economy by providing jobs and make work projects. By doing this people were slightly convinced that he was a good man, and wanted to help Germany. He then created the Brownshirts. They are to harass opposition parties unmercifully. The Brownshits made Hitler intimidating. This was the paramilitary force for Hitler. Hitler also took over other countries such as Poland, and the czech etc...
What were the challenges that the Weimar Republic faced in the first years of its existence? What were the steps that Mussolini took to rise to power in Italy?
The Weimar republic struggled with the fact that is followed the Treaty of Versailles, and most of Germany completely disagreed with the treaty because of the reparations. The main conflicts against the Weimar republic were the Spartakist uprising and the Kapp Putsch. The Spartakist uprising was started by Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg who turned a socialist group into a communist party. The group tried to take over Berlin but were murdered. The second struggle was the Kapp Putsch, which was a coup d'etat. They kicked the government out of Berlin but the German people sided with the Government and had a general strike. The attempt did not fail completely it sparked the Ruhr uprising.
Life is beautiful
The movie Life is Beautiful follows a family who is put into a concentration camp by Nazis. The mother is separated from the father and son, and the father knows what is happening at the camps and how horrible it is. He doesn't want his son to be scared so he tells him that they are in a game and if they win they get a tank. It showed how horrible the camps were and what a father would do to protect his son. I liked how the little boy, Joshua, wasn't shown finding out that the game wasn't real and that his father was killed.