At the time of the Weimar Republic, Germany's government after WWI, inflation was rampant, and the reprisals the Allies had heaped on Germany was bankrupting it. People had to carry wheelbarrows of marks just to buy a loaf of bread. They were desperate, and Hitler played on that. He started with a truth--the German people are poor. He then used that to support a half truth--the Jews have money. Jews had traditionally never been permitted to own property, so many became shopkeepers, professionals and bankers. That meant the money the Germans had to spend on necessities sometimes went to Jewish shopkeepers, so it seemed sort of logical. But it didn't take into account that the money those shopkeepers were getting was almost worthless. After the German people accepted the half truth, Hitler then stated that the reason the German people did not have money was because the Jews were taking it away from them, and so if they got rid of the Jews, their country would be saved. Even though it doesn't make sense now, the people were desperate, and they latched on to anything that might help them. When their economy did start to improve, probably through no help from Hitler's version of voodoo economics, they began to consider him to be their savior.