Hitler Chancellor, Reichstag Election Announced for March 5.
In a solemn and respectful ceremony held in the office of our President this morning, President Paul von Hindenburg received Herr Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of the German Reich.
Herr Hitler, the leader of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP), was sworn in as Reich Chancellor and vowed to bring stability to the German politic following months of chaos and confusion.
As leader of the largest party in the Reichstag, Herr Hitler was the only choice to replace the failing Kurt von Schleicher, who resigned just two days previous. Elections for the Reichstag are to take place on March 5th.
Wilhelm Frick (NSDAP) is appointed Minister of the Interior and will begin drafting new legislation to strengthen and stabilise our nation. Long-time Reichstag member and President of Parliament Hermann Göring (NSDAP) is made Minister Without Portfolio, a trouble-shooter who will assist all of the other Ministers. Herr Hitler demonstrated his commitment to unifying our troubled government by appointing and retaining several others who are not from the Nazi Party.
Former Chancellor, Franz von Papen becomes Vice Chancellor and second in charge in the new Cabinet. Konstantin von Neurath remains Minister of Foreign Affairs. Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk stays in his post of Minister of Finance. Alfred Hugenburg of the German National People's Party (DNVP) becomes Minister for Economy, Agriculture and Food. Franze Seldte of the German People's Party becomes Reichsarbeitsminister, Minister of Labour.
Chancellor Hitler also keeps Franz Gürtner of the DNVP in his role as Minister of Justice. Major-General Werner von Blomberg has been chosen to be Minister of Defense, in overall command of our armed forces. Paul Freiherr von Eltz-Rübenach becomes Minister of Mail and Transport.
In a telegram to the President, Hitler's former friend and ally from the Munich Putsch, General Ludendorff said, "By appointing Hitler Chancellor of the Reich you have handed over our sacred German Fatherland to one of the greatest demagogues of all time. I prophesy to you this evil man will plunge our Reich into the abyss and will inflict immeasurable woe on our nation. Future generations will curse you in your grave for this action."
A torchlit parade is planned through the streets of the capital tonight and the new Chancellor is expected to greet the Berlin public.
Chancellor Hitler will speak to the German nation on February 1st in his inaugural speech.
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