Parliamentary elections in Germany took place on 12 November 1933. They were the second under Nazi Party rule. All opposition parties had been banned by this time, and voters were presented with a single list containing Nazis and 22 non-party "guests" of the Nazi Party. Such delegates, who included the likes of Alfred Hugenberg, still fully supported the Hitler regime however.
As would be the case with all further elections and referenda held in the Nazi era, the vote was held in far-from secret circumstances. Nonetheless, 3.3 million voters submitted 'invalid' ballots to protest against the regime. These elections were held on the same day as a separate referendum on Hitler's decision to pull Germany out of the League of Nations, which passed with similarly one-sided numbers. The new Reichstag, exclusively composed of NSDAP members and sympathisers, convened on 12 December to elect a Presidium headed by President of the Reichstag Hermann Göring.
Election poster with the slogan One People, One Leader, One "Yes"
|National Socialist German Workers Party
|Source: Nohlen & Stöver
- ^ Anthony Read (2004) The Devil's Disciples: The Lives and Times of Hitler's Inner Circle, Pimlico, p344
- Gerhard Schulz: Deutschland seit dem Ersten Weltkrieg 1918–1945. Göttingen 1982, pp. 144–145.
- Heinrich August Winkler: Der lange Weg nach Westen. Vol. 2, Bonn 2005, p. 32f.