Berlin 1933

Richard Evans, in his monumental study of the rise of Hitler, The Coming of The Third Reich, notes the role that the Fascist street violence provocations played in the Nazi rise to power.

The cult of violence was at the heart of the movement. By 1929 it could be seenin operation on a daily basis on the streets. The Nazi movement despised the law and made no secret of its belief that might was right.It had also evolved a way of…