Employment / unemployment statistics; Grosz unemployed a jobline ; the personal cost ; standing in line
Murder they wrote...murder one and two and three
Ch 14 = 1930 : The problem: foreign investors recalled loans. The dilemma 302 [higher taxes or aussterity??]. ==> Degeneracy 304 [read quote from Isherwood]; and 306...inability to govern..
After the crash of the US stock market, no nation more vulnerable to contraction of trade and credit than Germany. Unemployment doubles in a month, wages shrink, benefits reduced. Increasing cynicism about the government.  The cabinet had abandoned the attempt to govern; permanent unrest . Ultimately to the Article 48 imposed --rule by presidential decree[page 311]. And then the general election.
By 1930 Nazis had 1 million members 311 and some Thyssen support. The defeat of Strasser left Hitler with a private army of gangsters 316-7. Election night . Moderate parties of middle lose to extremes at both ends of the spectrum violence and degenerary 319  Communists with 77 seats, Nazi with 107, i.e., 184 of the 577. Who voted? 324ff. Increasing conflicts between rival political gangs. The story of Horst Wessel. [322:] many intellectuals seem to find a peculiar kind of satisfaction in the act of submission.
The Weimar constitution seen as something imposed by allies [recall Blue Angel], and contrary to German identity [324 and 326]. Growth of private armies [size of the SA 326, turbulence in Reichstag 326 ."All Quiet on the Western Front" debuts and then is shut down. Mahagonny..debuts to riots '..a city in which everything is permitted so long as one has the money to pay the price'.328...the last lines: "We cannot help ourselves or you or anyone!"
Ch 15 = 1931
The movie M:"I couldn't control myself!" and the challenge to law and order
The main theme here is the descent into brutality:  Note the challenge of the words "They [the Weimar police] unlike their successors regarded murder as murder, even if they did not punish the right wing perpetrators. But ...the Serial Murders: what do you make of the cases of
The Ringvereine: officially to help with rehabilitation of criminals, to keep suspicious under surveillance 
the decline of law and order. even before the Nazis turned criminality into a system of government, there were instances of the Weimar authorities turning the law against the law-abiding
Ch. 16 = 1932
In the midst of the failure to form a stable government (5 elections in this year!), there were threats of military dictatorships, general stikes and civil war. Note the mechanation of von Schleicher to undermine the government of the moderates, the deepening depression (unemployment reaches one-third; industrial production drops by a third . Exports. Index of leading indicators
Hindenburg re-elected over Hitler, but only with the support of those for whom he had contempt, namely the Social Democrats and the moderate centrist parties . Hitlers use of new media: film, radio and the airplane to every city. Anti-Nazi propaganda and another and again and another; pro Nazi and another. Four heroes; Hitler and the workingclasses; as new beginning; the savior
More on Nazi propaganda. Posters. Criticism: one, two, three, four, five and six
Hitler: as head of largest party was entitled to form a government, his mission, to destroy Marxism, but note Hindenburg's attitude:  "his conscience and his duties to the Fatherland could permit him to give the entire governing power exclusively to the National Socialist movement, which wished to make one-side use of it."
Exodus begins...writers, artists, cinema, science 371 Grosz, Koestler, Einstein, Dietrich
374. Strike managed by the Communists and Nazis to shut down Berlin in November when salaries for transit workers to be cut in half.
Another Reichstag without a democratic majority: of 584 seats, extreme left and right control 296, more than the half, and are ready to bring down any centrist govt.
Ch 17 1933
Papen urges the Nazis be taken into the govt (Jan), but Hitler demanded full power to 'restore order' and expel all socialists and communists 379. Hindenburg resists, but a deal is worked out with Papen and Hitler.
Hitler appointed and the cultural purge begins almost immediately. Not so much against jews, but against independent minded intelligensia 385. Read on book burning.
Fackel; assuming power.
REad on 390