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National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP)

A political party during the period of the Weimar Republic on the extreme right of German politics. Like the Communists they hated the Weimar Republic, despised those who had signed the Treaty of Versailles and wanted to avenge Germany’s defeat in the First World War. Originally called the German Workers’ Party the name was changed when Adolf Hitler took over. They were initially supported by workers, but their support grew across the middle classes too.

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