I didnt realise that. I know that they polled 14 million votes and won 230 seats in '32 making them the largest party in the Reichstag. I wasnt aware they were on the wane. In '33 when Hitler became Chancellor over the new government it was only an interim government pending new elections (is this what you refer to?). The burning down of the Reichstag and Hitler pointing the finger at German Communists made the people rally behind him as anti-communist panic swept the country culminating in the Nazi party polling those 17 million votes.