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The Munich Putsch
By 1923, significant support for Nazis in
Bavaria, but not much elsewhere
Ludendorff lived near Munich
Kahr ­ head of Bavarian state government
Lossow ­ military commander
Seisser ­ head of Bavarian police…read more

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The Putsch ­ 8/9 November 1923
Hitler bursts in to Beer Hall meeting, makes
speech, forces Kahr to agree to Putsch at
gunpoint and leaves, letting K, L and S slip
away and warn police and army
Next morning, Hitler and Ludendorff and
3000 SA march to Munich army HQ
Police barricade fires ­ 16 Nazis dead,
Hitler wounded…read more

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Results of Putsch
BUT...…read more

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The appeal of Nazism to different
sections of the German population
Do away with TOV: make Ger great again!
Big propaganda campaign (Goebbels)
Jobs for workers `Bread and Work'
Control of Unions and end of Communists:
ideas that appeal to businessmen
Youth like uniforms, discipline and violence
Nationalism + anti-Semitism popular ideas…read more

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The Impact of the Depression
Oct 1929 WSC ­ US bankers call in loans
to Germany
By 1932 one in three of all workers out of
Weimar seemed unable to deal with it
Desperate times call for desperate
measures....…read more

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How Hitler took power in 1933
President Hindenburg starts to use emergency
powers after 1930
1932 Presidential elections ­ great publicity!
Hitler gets 11m to Hind's 17m
July 1932 elections ­ Nazis biggest party
Von Papen replaced by von Schleicher Nov
Furious VP gets Hind to appoint Hitler
chancellor and himself as vice chancellor Jan
1933…read more

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March 1933 Elections
One week before, Reichstag burns ­ Van
de Lubbe?
4000 Communists arrested
Basic rights suspended and lots of
intimidation at the polls!
Big victory for Nazis
Enabling Act (more next week) secures
control…read more


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