If Only He Had Fallen Through the Floor

Walk along the walls, Hitler, the floor may give way,

Field Marshal von Hindenburg, a hero of the First World War and President of Germany, when he formally received Hitler after the election of 1933 and appointed him Chancellor of Germany.

With the votes of several smaller parties, the Nazis were able to create a parliamentary majority and legally assume power. To formally appoint Hitler as Chancellor of Germany, Von Hindenburg summoned him to the Reich Chancellery, which was badly in need was in need of repairs.

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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