"to Germany, where Hitler was become Chancellor"
Hitler and fellow Nazis in 1933
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeHitler and fellow Nazis in 1933 - Credit: German Federal Archive

Austrian-born Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) and his National Socialist German Workers Party, known in English as the Nazis, came to power in Germany (initially as part of a coalition government)  in 1933 when Hitler was appointed Chancellor.

Measures were then gradually enacted which allowed the suppression of political opposition and the establishment of a dictatorship. The power of Hitler and the Nazi government was further enhanced in August 1934 when Hitler became Führer und Reichskanzler (Leader and Chancellor).