The same day in the evening, the Reichsrat also gave its approval, unanimously and without prior discussion. Either way, it is asking for a clear decision.
Having bullied and threatened any potential opposition into silence, the Reichstag convened in the Berlin Opera House, its grand hall lined with Stormtroopers.
Trade unions were banned, freedom of the press curtailed, and all other political parties declared illegal, leaving only the Nazi party.
Dachau, the first concentration camp which opened within weeks of the Nazis coming to power, catered for their custody. The impact in Germany was dire: The program for the reconstruction of the Volk and the Reich is determined by the magnitude of the distress crippling our political, moral and economic life.
Respect for the great figures of German history must be hammered into the German youth as a holy heritage. This assertion was deliberately and objectively untrue.
As Chancellor and National Socialist, I feel allied to them as the former companions of my youth. After he was deemed by the medical examiners as unfit for service, he returned to Munich. Only the Socialist Democrats were brave enough to vote against the proposal but the Enabling Act was easily passed by votes to This constitutes the second and most monumental economic task.
They had brought down the German Democratic Republic legally.
Armed SA and SS thugs barged into local government offices using the state of emergency decree as a pretext to throw out legitimate office holders and replace them with Nazi Reich commissioners. However, the differentiation between victor and vanquished can never be the basis of an understanding.
Due to the great care that Hitler took to give his dictatorship an appearance of legality, the Enabling Act was renewed twice, in and The group, financed with funds channelled from wealthy industrialists, introduced Hitler to the idea of a Jewish conspiracy, linking international finance with Bolshevism.
The first anti-Jew laws: Hitler had dealings with Jews while living in Vienna. It is a mixture of autobiography, political ideology and an examination of the techniques of propaganda. It is for this very reason that the Reich Government will use every means to definitively eliminate the separation of the peoples on earth into two categories.
We are faced above all with two economic tasks of the first order. Granting these emergency powers to the German chancellor would endow his office with unassailable legal authority.
It is the sincere desire of the National Government to be able to refrain from increasing the German Army and our weapons insofar as the rest of the world is also finally willing to fulfill its obligation of radically disarming.
The former Chancellor stood in opposition to its passage. Dressed in the brown uniform of the Schutzstaffel SSthe chancellor of Germany made his way past the enthusiastic parliamentarians of his National Socialist party. The decision to institute a real disarmament measure has repeatedly been delayed by questions on technical detail and by the introduction of problems which have nothing to do with disarmament.
All other parties and trade unions are disbanded. A three-dimensional swastika dominated the physical space of the room. Interestingly, the Nazi party was now flooded with applications for membership. Severing, one of the most famous of the German Socialists, was arrested yesterday while on his way to the Reichstag.
The question as to what, if anything, could have been worse than in these times is a question which cannot be answered in light of the basic values of our German Volk as well as the political and economic inheritance which once existed.
In reality the Act met little resistance, with only the centre-left Social Democratic Party voting against passage. For those who remained there was an odd mixture of fear and optimism in the air.
In all its doings, the Reich Government is conscious of the connection between the fate of all German tribes. In being determined to undertake the political and moral purification of our public life, the government is creating and securing the requirements for a genuinely profound return to religious life.
The foundations on which the judiciary is based can be none other than the foundations on which the nation is based. However, its renewal was practically assured since all other parties were banned. The national political relations to other powers to which we are related by mutual interests will not be affected by this.
Only by means of trusting cooperation is it possible to really remove the widespread problems.
The German Volk wishes to live in peace with the world. It expires on April 1, ; it expires furthermore if the present Reich government is replaced by another.Adolf Hitler was born on 20 April in Braunau am Inn, a town in Austria-Hungary (in present-day Austria), close to the border with the German Empire.
He was christened as "Adolphus Hitler".  He was the fourth of six children born to Alois Hitler and his third wife, Klara Pölzl. For Adolf Hitler, the goal of a legally established dictatorship was now within reach. On March 15,a cabinet meeting was held during which Hitler and Göring discussed how to obstruct what was left of the democratic process to get an Enabling Act passed by the Reichstag.
The Enabling Bill giving full powers to the Hitler Government has been passed by the Reichstag, all parties except the Socialists voting for it. Herr Adolf Hitler, the Chancellor, this afternoon made his expected speech on the Government’s internal and foreign policy before a crowded Reichstag.
Adolf Hitler - Official Speech on the Enabling Act to the Reichstag Berlin, March 23, Ladies and Gentlemen of the German Reichstag! By agreement with the Reich Government, today the National Socialist German Workers’ Party and the German National People’s Party have presented to you for resolution a notice of motion concerning a “Law for Removing the Distress of Volk and Reich.”.
On this day inThe Enabling Act was passed, giving Adolf Hitler unquestioned power over Germany.
The Enabling Act circumvented any checks and balances and enabled Hitler, and Hitler alone, to pass laws. Additionally, it granted him plenary powers: complete and absolute power to act in any situation, without limitations. The Enabling Act gave Hitler plenary powers and followed on the heels of the Reichstag Fire Decree, which had abolished most civil liberties and transferred state powers to the Reich government.
The combined effect of the two laws was to transform Hitler's government into a legal dictatorship.Download