The Nazi Party,
Birth & Growth
The party emerged from the German nationalist, racist and populist
Freikorps paramilitary culture, which fought against the communist uprisings
in post-World War I Germany. The party was created as a means to draw workers
away from communism and into nationalism.
From 1920-1921, party founder and chairman, Anton Drexler, controlled the Nazi Party. It was not long after in late 1921 that Adolf Hitler
took over the party and rapidly established a totalitarian regime known as the Third Reich which came to power in 1933.
The Munich Base
From from the 1st of January, 1920 until the 31st of October, 1921, the Nazi Party offices were based in Munich. This base was where
the very beginning of what would be the world's greatest ordeal in decades would begin. Many of the Nazi Party's leaders were original
members and had their portraits hung up in the office alongside pictures of Hitler. Those original members included people such as Goebbels,
Goring and Hitler himself.