Rahul Sharma

1933 in Germany

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1933 in Germany
Decades:  1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s

Events in the year 1933 in Germany.


National level


  • Paul von Hindenburg (Non-partisan)
  • Chancellor

  • Kurt von Schleicher (Non-partisan) to 28 January, then from 30 January Adolf Hitler (Nazi Party)
  • Events

  • 30 January — Nazi leader Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany by President of Germany Paul von Hindenburg.
  • 1 February – Adolf Hitler gives his "Proclamation to the German People" in Berlin.
  • 27 February – The Reichstag, Germany's parliament building in Berlin, is set on fire.
  • 28 February – The Reichstag Fire Decree is passed in response to the Reichstag fire, nullifying many German civil liberties.
  • 1 March – Hundreds are arrested as the Nazis round up their political opponents.
  • 5 March — German election, 1933: National Socialists gain 43.9% of the votes.
  • 8 March – Nazis occupy the Bavarian State Parliament and expel deputies.
  • 12 March – Hindenburg bans the flag of the republic and orders the Imperial and Nazi flag to fly side by side.
  • 15 March – Hitler proclaims the Third Reich.
  • 20 March — Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp, is completed (it opens 22 March).
  • 22 March – The Reichstag passes the Enabling Act, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany.
  • 26 March – Air minister Hermann Göring denies that Germany's Jews are in danger.
  • 1 April – The recently elected Nazis under Julius Streicher organise a one-day boycott of all Jewish-owned businesses in Germany.
  • 7 April – The Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service is passed, forcing all "non-Aryans" to retire from the legal profession and civil service.
  • 21 April – Germany outlaws the kosher ritual shechita.
  • 26 April – The Gestapo is established in Germany.
  • 27 April – The Stahlhelm organisation joins the Nazi Party.
  • 10 May – The Nazis stage massive public book burnings throughout Germany.
  • 26 May — The Nazi Party introduces a law to legalise eugenic sterilisation.
  • 25 June – The Wilmersdorfer Tennishallen delegates convene in Berlin.
  • 14 July – Forming new political parties is forbidden in Germany. The Law for the Prevention of Hereditarily Diseased Offspring is implemented. All non-Nazi parties are forbidden in Germany.
  • 20 July - Signing of the Reichskonkordat between the Vatican and Nazi Germany.
  • 23 August – The Nazis publish the first of the four lists of people, whose German Citizenship, Passports and other privileges were withdrawn. On the first list of Thirty-three names, were the Jewish authors Heinrich Mann, Lion Feuchtwanger, Ernst Toller and Kurt Tucholsky.
  • 16 October – Germany announces its intention to officially leave the League of Nations.
  • Undated

  • Nazi Germany forms the Expert Committee on Questions of Population and Racial Policy under Reich Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick.
  • Births

  • 10 September - Karl Lagerfeld, German fashion designer
  • 23 October — Yigal Tumarkin, German-born Israeli painter and sculptor
  • Deaths

  • January 3 - Wilhelm Cuno, German politician, Chancellor of Germany (born 1876)
  • References

    1933 in Germany Wikipedia

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