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1932 Nazi Party campaign poster

A Nazi Party campaign poster for the 1932 Reichstag election. Translated into English, the poster reads, "The people are voting for list 1 [indicating the party's position on the ballot], the National Socialists, in the Reichstag election." The Nazis won 33% of the vote, a slight drop from the previous election. The Nazis interpreted the result as a warning that they must seize power before their moment passed. Chancellor Franz von Papen, his successor Kurt von Schleicher, and nationalist press magnate Alfred Hugenberg were able to persuade President Paul von Hindenburg to appoint Adolf Hitler as Chancellor in January 1933. In the following election, the Nazis were able to secure nearly 44% of the Reichstag.

Poster: Rehse-Archiv für Zeitgeschichte und Publizistik; Restoration: Lise Broer

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