About here someone has read the title and is busy typing a reply to this post and condemning me for equating this person to the Nazis….well bite me! This is a post about a voting bloc within Germany in the 1920’s and 30’s.
Several years ago I read a book about the state of Germany in the years after WW1 especially those that would be voting in the elections. It covered many aspects of German society and the voting habits of its population.
A fascinating book, The Nazi Voter, written by Thomas Childers.
I recently found a good article about the same sort of stuff that was in the Nazi Voter……how society was breaking down and what led to the popularity of the Nazis…..
Amid the swirling mess in Berlin of political intrigue, rumors, and disorder, the SA, the Nazi storm troopers, stood out as an ominous presence. In the spring of 1932, many in the German democratic government came to believe the Brownshirts were about to take over by force.
It has always fascinated me as to how, in hindsight, could the German people allow someone like Hitler to come to power through the vote.
Some of my questions have been answered……