Using experience from the small town of Northeim, in Hanover, William Sheridan Allen explains the rise of the Nazi party to power and its impact on a small scale. Northeim was a city that, like many others, suffered convulsions of the twenties and thirties. In 1932, 66 percent of the population voted for the Nazis, when in 1928, the Nazi Party had 5% of the votes. In 1933, the Nazi party Copa local government and a stroke nullified all the opposition SPD or the nationalists. It is not an isolated phenomenon: when Hindenburg elected Hitler as his successor, the country changed overnight and democracy faded. Violence, concentration camps and other pressures on anyone showing loa smaller opposition silenced any discordant voice.