1932 in Germany
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Events in the year 1932 in Germany.
- Paul von Hindenburg (Non-partisan)
- Heinrich Brüning (Centre) to 30 May, then from 1 June Franz von Papen (Centre to 3 June, then Non-partisan) then 17 November, then from 3 December Kurt von Schleicher (Non-partisan)
- 15 January – About 6 million are unemployed in Germany.
- 25 February – Adolf Hitler obtains German citizenship by naturalization, opening the opportunity for him to run in the 1932 election for Reichspräsident.
- 10 April – Paul von Hindenburg is elected president of Germany.
- 30 May – Chancellor Heinrich Brüning resigns. President Hindenburg asks Franz von Papen to form a new government.
- 14 June – Bans against the SS and SA are overturned.
- 17 July – Altona Bloody Sunday: In Altona, armed communists attack a National Socialist demonstration; 18 are killed. Many other political street fights follow.
- 31 July – Federal election: The Nazi Party gains a plurality and the Communists also gain seats. This creates a "negative majority" that prevents any majority coalition that does not include one of the two parties.
- 30 August – Hermann Göring is elected as chairman of the German Senate.
- 6 November – Federal election: The Nazis lose many seats, but retain the plurality as the Communists continue to gain. (This is the last free and fair election held throughout East-Germany until 1990.)
- 21 November – President Hindenburg begins negotiations with Adolf Hitler about the formation of a new government.
- 3 December – President Hindenburg names Kurt von Schleicher as German chancellor.
- January 6 - Max Streibl, German politician (died 1998)
- January 31 - Michael Degen, German actor
- February 9 - Gerhard Richter, German visual artist
- February 14 - Alexander Kluge, German film director
- February 25 - Hans Apel, German politician (died 2011)
- April 2 Siegfried Rauch, German actor
- May 8 - Arnulf Baring, German author, historian, political scientist and journalist
- May 21 - Gabriele Wohmann, German novelist (died 2015)
- June 2 - Bruno Schleinstein, German actor (died 2010)
- June 10 - Philipp Jenninger, German politician (died 2018)
- July 3 - Alexander Schalck-Golodkowski, German politician (died 2015)
- July 10 - Jürgen Becker, German poet
- July 14 - Princess Margarita of Baden, German noblewoman (died 2013)
- July 30 - Michael Bruno, German-born former governor of Israel's central bank and a Chief Economist of the World Bank (died 1996)
- September 24 - Walter Wallmann, German politician (died 2013)
- October 28 - Gerhart Baum, German politician
- November 1 - Edgar Reitz, German film director
- November 14 - Gunter Sachs, German-Swiss photographer and art collector (died 2011)
- December 19 - Bernhard Vogel, German politician
- December 31 - Felix Rexhausen, German journalist (died 1992)
- February 18 - Frederick Augustus III of Saxony, Germane last King of Saxony (1904–1918) and a member of the House of Wettin. (born 1865)
- March 15 — Friedrich Radszuweit, German publisher and author (born 1876)
- April 4 - Wilhelm Ostwald, German chemist (born 1853)
- September 20 - Max Slevogt, German painter (born 1868)
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