At first, Paqui has given us the exams and she has asked if we had any doubts, but we hadn't got any.
Then, we have given to her the art projects because they are going to be exposed at the library.
Today, was the day to give Paqui our notebooks so we have given her the notebooks too.
Finally, we have started with the theory.
We have started talking about the NSDAP results in the General Elections. At first, The Nazis' results in the elections were very poor until the beginning of the 1929 crisis, but in July 1932 the NSDAP were the most voted party (more than 13 million votes). Despite this, they didn't have the majority.
In January 1933 the conservative forces convinced Hindenburg to appoint Hitler prime minister (30th January 1933); his first government included 3 Nazis out of 11 ministers. Hitler convinced Hindenburg to call new elections for the 5th of March.
We have been talking about the false fact of the Nazis' triumph at the elections. Paqui has told us that this is a lie and she has explained us what happened.
We have also talked about the Reichstag Fire on the 27th of February. It was an arson committed by the Nazis to accuse the communists. The government issued an emergency decree restricting liberties. Many opposition leaders were arrested and sent to detention camps, like Oranienburg.
The consequences of the elections of March, 1933 were that the Nazis won the elections but by using intimidation and violence against the opposition. Hitler demanded full powers in the Reichstag. The Gestapo was created and in July the NSDAP became the only legal party.
Some of the things they did once in power were persecuting the Jews (April 1933), they burnt books of authors considered to be against Germany (10th May 1933) and they sent the members of the opposition parties to the first concentration camps ruled by the SS.
As always, we have copied some new words on our glossary... But, unfortunately, I can't write them down because I have my sheet of the glossary in the notebook.
That's all for today, bye!