Saturday, August 2, 2008

Today In History

Chancellor Adolf Hitler assumes full command of Germany on August 2, 1934 following the death of President Paul von Hindenburg. The German Army, formally under Hinderburg, swears fealty to the new Fuhrer. In 6 years, the Nazis had risen from a splinter party to a 90% approval vote, giving Hitler powers previously divided among President, Chancellor and Reichstag. “The German form of life is definitely determined for the next 1000 years“, he proclaims. “We are strong and will get stronger“. More than half a million delerious supporters will return from this Nuremburg rally to their hometowns and preach the Nazi gospel, according to the Fuhrer, considered more powerful now, said the New York Times, than Gengis Khan.

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