Beer Hall Putsch

It was on this date in 1923 that the future leader of Nazi Germany began his move for power with the attempt of a coup take over Bavaria.

The race baiter Julius Streicher rails against the Bavarian Government during the Putsch.

...On November 8-9, 1923, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party led a coalition group in an attempted coup d'état which came to be known as the Beer Hall Putsch. They began at the Bürgerbräu Keller in the Bavarian city of Munich, aiming to seize control of the state government, march on Berlin, and overthrow the German federal government. In its place, they sought to establish a new government to oversee the creation of a unified Greater German Reich where citizenship would be based on race. Although the putsch failed -- and Bavarian authorities were able to prosecute nine participants, including Hitler -- the leaders ultimately redefined it as a heroic effort to save the nation and integrated it into the mythos of Hitler and the Nazis' rise to power... Holocaust Museum

After his trial Hitler is sent to prison where he is treated as a celebrity. He takes the time to dictate his book, Mein Kampf*, in which he lays out his blueprint for the conquest of the world, and the destruction of the Jewsand others deemed unworthy of life. Not considered a serious work by his opponents, the future bears out his plan in full.


*My Struggle

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