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.

Nazi Symbols

There were many Nazi symbols from 1920-1945 (the duration of the Nazi Party) with the most famous of these being the Swastika. The Swastika represents well-being and good fortune which is why Hitler adopted the symbol into his fanatic party. Originally, the Swastika was a symbol of peace but in today's society many see it as a symbol of racism and the swine-culture known as Nazism.