Individuals Who Created the Nazi Germany

Russian dictator Joseph Stalin used to say that “every calamity has the first and a last name”. Consequently, although literally millions contributed to the establishment of the Third Reich, the following individuals essentially created the Nazi Germany:

  1. Adolf Hitler (of course). Nazi Germany was essentially the creation, the brainchild, the “baby”, the invention, if you will of one genius (no doubt about that) individual. Adolf Hitler.
  2. Hitler’s political heroes and role models who provided the foundations for his pan-German nationalist, racist and anti-Semitic views: Dr. Leonard Pötsch (his history teacher at school), Georg Ritter von Schönerer and Dr. Karl Lueger (Austrian nationalist politicians). It was Dr. Lueger who practically openly preached the necessity of physical extermination of the Jews which Hitler and the Nazis decades later implemented as the Holocaust.
  3. Captain Karl Mayr who in summer of 1919 hired Adolf Hitler as a Reichswehr propagandist charged with indoctrinating the Army soldiers and officers with the nationalist and anti-Marxist ideology. And thus essentially launched his career as an enormously efficient public speaker and agitator. It was Captain Mayr who ordered Hitler to join DAP – then tiny and obscure Bavarian nationalist political party and thus launched Hitler’s career as a politician. He also obtained financing from Reichswehr that was crucial for the survival and growth of NSDAP
  4. Anton Drexler, who (together with Karl Harrer, Gottfried Feder and Dietrich Eckart) on January 5th, 1919 founded the German Workers’ party (DAP) which soon became NSDAP – the Nazi Party
  5. Dietrich Eckart – a German journalist, highly successful playwright, poet, and politician (and of DAP founders). He was the original publisher of the Nazi Party newspaper – the Völkischer Beobachter. It was Eckart who convinced Adolf Hitler of his messianic mission and introduced Hitler into powerful and influential German circles thus providing Hitler with the vital political and financial support. He also heavily influenced the formation of Hitler’s ideology by introducing him to Alfred Rosenberg (the future chief NSDAP ideologue) and to the works of Houston Stewart Chamberlain.
  6. Heinrich Himmler who created the SS – one of the key components (if not the key component) of Nazi civilization. And essentially “the state within a state”
  7. Karl Marx – the founder of Marxism that became the foundation for the Bolshevist ideology (and thus for the existential threat to Germany, Europe and the whole Western civilization). Nazis were the only political force capable of winning the existential war with Bolshevism which became a major factor for their coming to power in 1933. Karl Marx was a Jew – the fact which contributed heavily to Nazi (incorrect) perception that Marxism and Bolshevism were a global Jewish conspiracy and that they have been fighting an existential war with the “Jewish race”. Which ultimately led to persecution of Jews and to the Holocaust – a monstrous and horrible crime against humanity
  8. Matvei Golovinski – a Russian-French writer, journalist and political activist – and the author of the infamous Protocols of the Elders of Zion. This fraudulent document reinforced Nazi belief that they have been fighting an existential war with the “Jewish race”. Which led to horrific and murderous consequences
  9. Arthur Zimmermann, a Staatssekretär (i.e. a top level civil servant) in the Foreign Office of the German Empire. He was dumb enough to send the infamous Zimmerman Telegram to the German ambassador to Mexico, Heinrich von Eckardt. This telegram proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico in the prior event of the United States entering World War I against Germany and thus became the trigger for the US entry into the Great War on the Allied side. Which gave the Allies the decisive advantage over the Central powers and within eighteen months led to the defeat of Germany in World War I. This defeat radically changed the situation in Germany and ultimately paved the way for Nazi coming to power.
  10. Vladimir Lenin and other founders of the Bolshevik party. Which ultimately came to power in Russia (via violent but relatively bloodless coup) and thus created an existential threat to Germany, Europe and the whole Western civilization. Nazis were the only political force capable of winning the existential war with Bolshevism which became a major factor for their coming to power in 1933. Lenin had a quarter of Jewish blood in him and several founders of the Bolshevik party (Martov, Axelrod, Dan, etc.) were Jewish. This fact contributed heavily to Nazi (incorrect) perception that Marxism and Bolshevism were a global Jewish conspiracy and that they have been fighting an existential war with the “Jewish race”. Which ultimately led to persecution of Jews and to the Holocaust
  11. Leon Trotsky who was the leader of the successful Bolshevik coup that brought the latter to power in October 1917. He was the author of the idea of the “permanent revolution”, the Defense Minister in the Bolshevik government and the commander-in-chief of Bolshevik armed forces in the Soviet-Polish war of 1919-1920 – the first Bolshevist attempt to occupy and conquer Europe. Consequently, he became directly associated with the existential Bolshevist threat. Trotsky was a Jew which further reinforced Nazi (incorrect) perception that Marxism and Bolshevism were a global Jewish conspiracy and that they have been fighting an existential war with the “Jewish race”. Which ultimately led to persecution of Jews and to the Holocaust
  12. Grigory Zinoviev – the Russian Bolshevik leader and the leader of Comintern – the international Communist organization established by the Russian Bolsheviks with but one fundamental objective – invade, occupy and destroy the whole human civilization and transform it into a global Communist state. Nazis reacted to this in a very predictable way (especially given the fact that Zinoviev was a Jew). This existential threat provided Nazis with an extremely powerful drive that ultimately brought them to power and led to the persecution of Jews and the Holocaust
  13. Other Russian Bolshevist Jewish leaders – Kamever, Sverdlov, Nogin, larin and others. For the same reasons. Although non-Jewish leaders contributed heavily to making the Soviet Russia the existential threat to Germany, Europe and the whole Western civilization. With predictable consequences
  14. Joseph Stalin who led and managed the whole project of “Bolshevization” of the whole human civilization. In other words, of its transformation into a global Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. And thus became the personification of the existential threat to the global human civilization.
  15. Paul von Hindenburg – then President of the Weimar Republic who on January 30th 1933 appointed Hitler as Reich Chancellor and on February 28th, 1933 signed the “Reichstag Fire Decree” (Decree for the Protection of People and State). The first action brought Hitler to power; the second essentially gave him the absolute power (although formally he got the latter only after von Hindenburg signed the so-called Enabling Act on March 24th, 1933).
  16. Marinus van der Lubbe – a Dutch Communist, pyromaniac and a convicted arsonist – who on February 27th, 1933 started the Reichstag Fire and thus paved the way for Adolf Hitler and the Nazis to obtain absolute power in Germany (which they did less than a month later). Consequently, the decision of the city government of Leiden (his hometown) to name a street after him and create his memorial rather strange (to put it mildly)

 

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