A Day That Shook The World: Hitler elected German Chancellor

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On 30 January 1933 Adolf Hitler was elected Chancellor of Germany, heralding a reign of terror, the Holocaust and World War Two.

The Austrian-born leader of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP or ‘Nazi Party’), was to serve until his suicide in 1945.

Watch this British Pathé newsreel for film of the elections and the global response: