The term Parteigenosse (party member) was commonly used among Nazis, with the feminine form Parteigenossin used when it was appropriate.The term was in use before the rise of the party as a colloquial and derogatory word for a backward peasant, characterising an awkward and clumsy person.), was a political party in Germany that was active between 19 and practised the ideology of Nazism.
The party's leader since 1921, Adolf Hitler, was appointed Chancellor of Germany by President Paul von Hindenburg on 30 January 1933.
Hitler rapidly established a totalitarian regime Members of the party referred to themselves as Nationalsozialisten (National Socialists), rarely as Nazis.
They imposed exclusionary segregation on homosexuals, Africans, Jehovah's Witnesses, and political opponents.
The persecution reached its climax when the party-controlled German state organized the systematic murder of approximately six million Jews and five million people from the other targeted groups, in what has become known as the Holocaust.
It derived from Ignaz, being a shortened version of Ignatius, The use of "Nazi Germany," and "Nazi regime," was popularised by anti-Nazis and German exiles abroad.