A simple one-sentence discussion prompt that requires students to research and produce a short piece of writing that describes Hitler's takeover of the Nazi Party. The resource includes web links and a reference to the textbook upon which the assignment is based. The single-sentence question could be used as a prompt for an in-class writing assignment. The assignment was originally designed for use with an IB Year 1 class but it could easily be adapted for use with younger grades. The prompt could also be assigned as an individual assignment or as a cooperative learning activity.