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The Beer Hall Putsch Sources Questions

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THE BEER HALL PUTSCH Question 1) Source A is an eyewitness account of the events that took place at the Burgerbraukeller on the 8thNovember 1923. From source A I am able to suggest that the event that occurred on 8th November was premeditated. I know this by analysing the way the report opens, as the writer says: "Hitler was standing with Rosenburg near the entrance with a watch in his hand". From source A I can also claim that on the 8th November at the Burgerbraukeller there was a lot of commotion and riot like behaviour. I argue this because of the atmosphere, which is created by the writer, when he says "steel helmeted men burst through, pushing maxim guns into the hall." And "Hitler snapped his watch back into his pocket, seized his revolver and elbowed his way through the crowed" From source A it is evident that Hitler was not very well known or respected by the people in the Burgerbraukeller. This, I am able to claim, because Hitler had to fire a revolver before he could get people to listen or pay attention to him. This is also expressed as the writer says: "Hitler jumped on a table and fired two shots in the air". This indicates that Hitler tried to take control of the situation he had created by inflicting fear into the people at the Burgerbraukeller. Hitler had to do this because the crowed was not aware of who he was or what he intended. Source A also describes Hitler as "breathing heavily". This quote provides a sound idea of the way that Hitler may have been feeling. ...read more.

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An explanation for Hitler's lies and exaggeration may be that he was trying to convince the people that every one was on he's side and it was the right thing to do. Hitler thought that by doing this he would get the crowed to join he's party voluntarily. Overall I find that source C is more helpful than source D because it gives precise information and it is easy to interpret. Question 4) Sources F, G, and H are very useful and interesting sources, I say this because through analysing all three of these sources I am able to suggests that they all put across three different points of view. From looking at source F I am able to suggest that it is a piece of propaganda written by the Nazi party in a bid to ensure that Hitler was depicted by the public as a brave and courageous man who even though was in pain was prepared to sacrifice his well being for the sake of others. By dong this the writer aims to make the readers see Hitler in a positive light so that when it was time for them to support him they would. Source G a source that disagrees completely with source F, however what must be taken into account is that it was written by an anti nazi (social democrat) writer and this was done so 13 years after the event took place. The evidence provided by this source allows the reader to perhaps conclude that Hitler was a coward who only cared about himself. The words: "Hitler flung himself to the ground" and "he sprained his arm, but this did not prevent him from running" allow us to come to this view. ...read more.

Conclusion

Although be had used the failure of the putsch to his advantage, Hitler had pulled of somewhat of a 'Great Escape'. Hitler knew that he couldn't afford to make any more errors like that if he was to accomplish his dream of a Nazi Germany. This is why Hitler made it a point to learn from the mistakes he made during the Putsch and in my opinion, Hider came out of the Putsch a wiser man. Source K shows Hider realised that be would have to 'pursue a new policy' to gain control of Germany. The source indicates that Hitler's new plan was to enter the 'Reichstag' and by 'Out voting' the others to have ' A majority and after that Germany'. This shows that during Hitler's time in jail, be changed his fundamental beliefs on bow to gain power and as we now know, this change of political tactics won the prize of Germany for Hitler and the Nazi ' s. In source K, Hider also mentions using the 'Catholic and Marxist members' to enter the Reichstag. Hitler was always strictly a right wing fascist but in jail he realised that he had to take advantage of the communist and socialist's positions in the Reichstag. This would leap frog him into power and show his true right wing colours when he no longer needed the help of his left wing. This shows that Hitler learnt how to manipulate other people to get what he needed and the stubborn Hitler of before the Putsch had learnt how to bend his rules to achieve what he wanted. . ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 Nino Gomez History Course Work The Beer hall Putsch ...read more.

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