Nazi is short for Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei = The National Socialist German Workers’ Party, or N.S.D.A.P. The term nazi was not used officially in Germany, but it was used in Austria and elsewhere by the Nazis’ opponents. Before the Nazis were a significant power in Germany, the Socialists had been called Sozis, from the German form Sozialist, and Nazi was an imitation of that form. During the 1920s the NSDAP was a small group of rabble-rousers, but became significant in the elections of 1930, as Germany suffered through the world-wide depression. In the elections of 1932, the NSDAP became the largest party in the Reichstag, although not a majority. On January 30, 1933, Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany by President von Hindenburg, although Hindenburg despised Hitler and the Nazis. See also the page Cabaret politics.