Hitler’s Rise to Power & What did the Nazis Believe? Make a Copy and name it: Hitler’s Rise to Power & What did the Nazis Believe? Part 1: Hitler’s Rise to Power, 1918–1933 Viewing Guide Directions: As you view the film Hitler’s Rise to Power, 1918–1933, answer the questions on this Reading Guide in complete sentences. Watch for moments where choices made by people other than Hitler contributed to Hitler’s and the Nazi Party’s eventual rise to power. 1.How did German soldiers who returned from World War I affect the way German politics was conducted? a.Germany had become a bit more liberal and less militant 2.How did the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (the Nazi Party) explain Germany’s loss in World War I to the public? Who did the party blame for the loss? a.There were seditious forces at home that had undercut the war effort. Traitors have betrayed them. That's why they lost the war. they needed a scapegoat for that. The Jews were the scapegoat.