1932 in Germany

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Events in the year 1932 in Germany.


National level[edit]




  • 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.