After 9 months in jail, Hitler was released and had realized his mistake. He made the decision to run for president of Germany. Hitler and his Nazi party rose to power in Germany during The Great Depression and they promised to make Germany great again. This gave Germans hope, but instead of Hitler winning, Paul Von Hindenburg, his challenger, won instead. But, in 1933, Hindenburg appointed Hitler Chancellor. Observers called this " A short and simple ceremony."