Rise NSDAP preview
This is the story of the rise to power of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, as told to its members, from seven men in a Munich basement to absolute power over the German state. Originally published as an educational and propaganda work by the SS Main Office and the Reichsführer-SS, Heinrich Himmler, it captures the entire development of the party, from its background in the parliamentary failures of the old Empire and the chaos of the Weimar Republic, to the procession of political intrigues and plots that marked their grueling path to the final victory. More than anything, it is an invaluable resource for gaining an understanding of how the political situation actually developed in Germany from 1918–1933 and dispelling the many myths about this period that persist even to this day.
The German Republic before the NSDAP’s rise to power was a tangled web of factions, from the Social Democrats and the conservatives of the Centre Party to right-wing paramilitaries and conspiratorial cabals seeking everything from the restoration of the monarchy to regional secession or military dictatorship. Despite all this, the National Socialists sought only one thing: to be the one and only power in Germany.
Beyond just a dry historical treatment, however, The Rise of the NSDAP is a case study in the importance of loyalty, solidarity, and dogged determination in achieving a seemingly impossible goal. The final victory of the NSDAP was due, not so much to something as simple as good propaganda or willingness to meet violence with violence, but to a relentless refusal to accept anything short of their ultimate objective, a willingness to sacrifice anything for their ideals and to weather the storms of fortune until they would be achieved.
Antelope Hill is proud to present The Rise of the NSDAP, translated for the first time into English. This fascinating autobiographical account presents the German National Socialist struggle triumphant and proud as they would have it remembered for all time.