It was 1920. Germany was preparing for change - any change. Deep anger, economic hardship, distrust towards the government, and a failing belief in the Wiemar Republic democratic constitution eroded the nation's morale. After Wall Street crashed in 1929, the U.S. called in its loans to Germany, and the German economy collapsed. A weary, hostile, and desperate society was ready for any kind of change. Many Germans wanted to blame something and someone for their state of affairs. Adolf Hitler offered them unprecedented change and a group of people to blame - the Jews (the money lenders). He promised to make a disgraced Germany great again. He promised prosperity, a return to German nationalism, and the banishment of Jews from German society. At first, many Germans did not take his campaign seriously. In 1932, a popular poster for the fervent candidate read: "Hitler ... Our Last Hope."