Munich Putsch - Details
Munich Putsch- Nov 1923 (Hitler's first attempt to gain power) Hitler thought this was the right time to attempt a Putsch as Stresemann had just called off Passive resitance in the Ruhr.
Hitler had the support of Ludendorff (ex-army leader). Ludendorff was convinced the army would not fire on him.
8th Nov Hitler decided to force Kahr & Lossow to act. Stormed a bear-hall full of right-wing supporters in Munich.
9th Nov Kahr & Lossow denounce the Putsch. Ebert declares a National State of Emergency.
Ludendorff persuades Hitler to march on Munich before marching on Berlin. (Convinced the army will support him)
Met by police NOT ARMY.
11th Nov Hitler arrested.
Munich Putsch - consequences
Hitler, Ludendorff etc. are tried for treason. The RIGHT-WING judges were sympathetic.
The trial gave Hitler a public platform on which to speak and attack the Weimar regime He greatly impressed his audience-newspapers reported his claims. Gave Hitler a chance to show him political talent & establish his reputation (as extreme right-wing leader). (Persuasive speaker)
Helps Nazi vote (in small Bavarian elections).
Sentenced to 5 years-serves 9 months in Landsburg prison. Kept in good conditions - Dictates "Mein Kampf".
Useful Propaganda for Nazi Party.