Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are common names for Germany during the period from 1933 to 1945, when its government was controlled by Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP), commonly known as the Nazi Party. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a fascist totalitarian state which controlled nearly all aspects of life. Nazi Germany ceased to exist after the Allied Forces defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
The Father of the Nation: Adolf Hitler had visions of German youth growing up to form the first pure "Aryan" Germany to rule over the world. But in the end, the Second World War practically destroyed that same generation instead.