from 1933 to 1945, when it was a totalitarian dictatorship ruled by Adolf Hitler
and his Nazi Party.
1933 Construction of Dachau, the first Nazi Germany concentration camp, is completed.
1933 The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
1933 Nazi Germany withdraws from The League of Nations.
1933 Albert Einstein, fleeing Nazi Germany, moves to the U.S..
1933 Adolf Hitler withdraws Nazi Germany from the League of Nations
1934 Nazi Germany passes the "Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring".
1934 The Nazis assassinate Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss in a failed coup attempt.
1935 Nazi Germany adopts a new national flag with the swastika.
1937 Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin ''Hindenburg'' catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.
1938 ''Anschluss:'' German troops occupy Austria.