On This Day: July 29th

On July 29th 1921 Adolf Hitler became the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Part (NSDAP), later known as the Nazi party. Hitler became leader of the party after a mutiny in the party to unite with the rival German Socialist Party, this was due to the belief Hitler was becoming too over bearing and controlling despite not being part leader. Hitler tendered his resignation to the party committee, this would have doomed the party as it was his popularity that caused there growth in post World War One Germany. Hitler announced he would rejoin on the condition that he would replace Drexler as party chairman, and that the party headquarters would remain in Munich. The committee agreed, and he rejoined the party on 26 July as member 3,680. Hitler was later formally elected party chairman with only one opposing vote. The committee was dissolved, and Hitler was granted nearly absolute powers as the party’s sole leader.

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