Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hitler’s 1923 Beer Hall Putsch

Hitler tried to take over Germany in November 1923, the so-called “Beer Hall Putsch” that became a German national holiday once Hitler succeeded in taking power in 1933.  This article from the 9 November 1923 issue of the Milwaukee Sentinel takes the confused Associated Press reports and suggests Hitler was on the way to power.  In fact, the Putsch rapidly collapsed. Hitler received a remarkably brief prison sentence, using the time to write Mein Kampf.  The full newspaper is available on Google News.

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