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The Munich Putsch Sources Questions

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Introduction

The Munich Putsch 1) Source A is an eyewitness account of the armed siege by Hitler and his forces into a large beer hall call the Burgerbraukeller on the 8th of November 1923. It is possible that the actual events might not completely be stated since the writer was a member of the Nazi party at this time. We learn of the precise timing of the incursion. Hitler times it to the minute with complete perfection, the moment his watch hit 8:30, hundreds of heavily armed personnel storm into the building, blocking all means of escape and completely dominating the population of the Hall. This tells us of Hitler's radical way of enforcing his influence amongst crowds using force and oppressive control. When his men move in, it creates an element of chaos and commotion amongst the patrons. But it states that Hitler simply moved through and fired his pistol to make people silent at once, and once they were silent, it says that they could even hear Hitler breathing heavily, which must mean that this was something he was determined to do. ...read more.

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A large amount of property and furniture was broken, which may very well describe the ferocity in which the guards attained control of the hall; either that or the large amount of alcohol consumed may have caused riotous tendencies. And 148 sets of cutlery stolen, perhaps this was due to the lack of wealth of the patrons? I believe the speech to be secondary to the statistics in the interpretation of what happened in the Burgerbraukeller in 1923. 4) Sources F, G and H all give a description of what happened in Munich of 9 November 1934. The first difference that comes to mind is that sources F and G conflict on Hitler's heroism at the event, yet source H remains neutral. Source F, a biography of Hitler written by the Nazi party in 1934, seems to portray Hitler as a hero. It says that during a march, he linked arms with a man who was shot and flung up into the air, damaging Hitler's arm in the process. However he still manages to attempt to save a supposedly injured boy. However, in source G, written by a member of the German SDP, Hitler had wanted to flee before the march, however, he was convinced by General Ludendorff that no uniformed German would fire upon a hero of the first world war. ...read more.

Conclusion

A man shouting absurd political views in the middle of a public place is seldom taken seriously. It was pretty much the same here only Hitler had 600 armed men to help him out which meant he ended up in jail afterwards and did nothing really to increase support for the Nazi party, and possibly just gave his opposition the opportunity to condemn him further. It cost the Nazi party a fair amount with all the damage it caused while trying to incite armed uprising. We can see this in the bill for the damage to the bar in source C. Hitler himself pointed out in source K that he should change his approach to outvoting Marxist and Catholic parties instead of outgunning them, this way he can gain support of the majority instead of the fear. This would serve to be more stable in the long term if he was serious about gaining power in Germany, more violence would probably not alleviate the starvation and chaos in Germany at this time. It was also dangerous to him as he was injured and almost killed during the march on Munich where he was just a foot or so away from being shot dead, which he no doubt would have become if he hadn't changed his tactics. ...read more.

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