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The Munich Beer Hall Putsch * The word 'Putsch' means rebellion. * On the evening of November 8th 1923, the putsch began when a group of right-wing extremists gathered at the Burgerbraukeller; among them were Kahr, Lossow, Seisser, Hitler and Eric Ludendorff. Hitler announced that the revolution had broken and six hundred armed men surrounded the hall. He said that the Bavarian government was overthrown and declared the formation of a new government with himself the head, Ludendorff, Lossow, Seisser and Kahr all agreed to be important members. But Lossow, Kahr and Seisser left the hall and informed the state authorities. The next morning putsch was rapidly crumbling, Hitler and Ludendorff decided on a demonstration march through the city. ...read more.


More shooting occurred and the extremists and onlookers scattered, fourteen Nazis and four policemen were killed. Hitler suffered a dislocated shoulder, Ludendorff was unharmed and taken into custody. * The Putsch took place because Hitler and many other Germans viewed the freely elected government of the Weimar Republic as a scandal that the Allies had forced after the German defeat in World War 1. * I think Hitler had quite a good chance for success as he was already head of the National Socialist German Workers' Party, with 70,000 members. Also most people disliked the Weimar Republic; they felt they were betrayed by their own government when the treaty was signed. ...read more.


* After the putsch failed, Hitler was arrested two days later; he was put on trial for treason and put in jail for five years, though he only did nine months. * Hitler's imprisonment furthered the Nazi cause as he used it as propaganda to get support. * The Munich Beer Hall Putsch was very important to the rise of the Nazi party in Germany as it meant that they were known by most people. Many people wanted a new government and they felt that the Nazi party should fill that place. Being jailed gave Hitler more time to plan, he wrote his book when in jail, also it helped in the way of propaganda which gained the party more support. After the failure of the putsch, Hitler decided that the only way of getting power was through legal means. ...read more.

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