German Extremism

Events

WWI Ends

1918

Germany’s defeat brought an injured sense of national pride. Citizens felt they had been betrayed by the left-wing politicians.

Nazi Party Formed

1919

Originally called "The German Workers Party" Gains 3,000 members by the end of 1920. Espoused a right-wing ideology.

Great Depression Hits Germany

1929

Weimar Republic is unable to cope with the national despair, resulting in more support for the Nazi Party.

Hitler Comes to Power

1933

He begins to implement Nazi practices

World War II begins

1939

End of WWII

1945

Nazi Party outlawed, attempt to purge its influence.
Nuremberg trials.

Post WWII

Approx. 1949

Germans came to think of the end of the war as their “liberation,” rather than their defeat. Right-wing idealists had all but disappeared in Germany.

National Socialist Underground Party Uncovered

2011

This party was uncovered in Germany after they committed various xenophobic murders.

Increase in Far-Right Ideals in Germany

2015

Increase in refugee admissions resulted in national backlash.
Almost 1,500 acts of far-right violence this year.

Alternative for Germany Rises

2017

Alternative for Germany, a far-right party is set to enter Germany's parliament.