.. orking class people. Hitler associated Marxism with Jews. VI. Hitler and the Nazi party From 1921 through 1923 the value of German currency dropped dramatically.
They owed over seven billion dollars to American investors. This made German citizens lose faith in their government. Hitler and the nazi party realized it was time to strike in November 1923. Hitler and comrade Erich Ludendorff led an attempt to overthrow the government. This attempt to overthrow the government was known as the beer hall putsch.
The beer hall putsch failed miserably and Hitler was convicted for accounts of treason. Hitler was sent to Landsberg prison for a five year sentence. Hitler only served six months in jail. VII. Hitler’s book Mein Kampf Adolph Hitler authored Mein Kampf in Germany in prison from 1923 to 1924.
Mein Kampf means My Struggle in German. Mein Kampf was published in 1925. The book expresses plans for Germany, ideas, politics, race, youth, early days and the nazi party. This book is the roots of all Hitlers discriminatory and genocidal beliefs and dreams. This book claims German Aryans with blond hair and blue eyes to be the superior race.
The book places Jews, Polish, Russians, Czechs and Gypsies at the bottom of the hierarchy. This book focuses hatred toward communism and Judaism. Mein Kampf states the ultimate goal is to eliminate both from the face of the earth. Mein Kampf details Hitlers anti-Semitic beliefs. VIII.
Hitler’s rise to power On September 12, dressed in civilian clothes, Hitler went to a meeting of the German Workers Party in the back room of a Munich beer hall with 25 people. He listened to a speech on economics by Gottfried Feder on how capitalism was to be eliminated. After the speech Hitler was about to leave when a man rose up and spoke in favor of breaking away from Germany to form the nation of Austria. An enraged Hitler spoke forcefully against the man for 15 minutes to the astonishment of everyone. After Hitlers outburst ended, Drexler hurried to Hitler and gave him a forty -page pamphlet entitled My Political Awakening.
He urged Hitler to read the pamphlet and invited Hitler to come back. Hitler read the pamphlet. He was delighted to find the pamphlet, which was written by Drexler, reflected his own political thinking. A few days later, Hitler received an unexpected postcard saying hed been accepted as a member into the party. He was asked to attend an executive committee meeting, which he did. At the meeting he was joyfully welcomed as a new member although he was actually undecided on joining.
He decided to join the party after thinking about it. Hitler took charge of party propaganda in early 1920. Hitler recruited young men he had known in the army. He was aided in recruiting efforts by Ernst Rohm, who was a party member and would play a vital role in Hitlers eventual rise to power. Many people were joining the German workers party. He tried to get invitations printed at a stationary store.
He got more to come to monthly meetings. He placed an advertisement in a anti-Semitic newspaper in Munich. He moved meetings to a beer cellar that could hold one hundred people. Some members were concerned they might have trouble filling the beer cellar, but one hundred showed up. Hitler was scheduled as the second speaker in the meeting.
October 16, 1919 was his first time as a speaker. Some committee members doubted Hitlers ability at this time. Hitler astounded everyone with his highly emotional speech making. His first meeting was an important moment in his young political career. Donations were used to buy advertising and to print leaflets. Hitler was featured a speaker at nazi meetings.
Hitler spoke against the treaty of Versailles and said anti -Semitic messages. In his speeches he blamed the Jews for everything. Attendance slowly increased, numbering in the hundreds. In February of 1920, Hitler urged the German workers party to hold its first mass meeting. Some members thought a mass meeting was premature.
Hitler had no of fear disruption in meetings. He had the hall decorated in red to aggravate the Marxists. A mass meeting was held February 24, 1920 and Hitler was thrilled when entered the large meeting hall. 2000 people waited for the meeting, including communists. A few minutes into the speech, it was drowned out by shouting that was followed by an open brawl between nazi associates and disruptive communists. Hitler resumed speaking and proceeded to outline the 25 points of the German Worker’s Party.
The meeting was a huge success. Hitler realized the party lacked a recognizable symbol or flag. In the summer of 1920, Hitler chose the swastika as the symbol of the nazi party. The swastika was an ancient symbol found in a monastery. Since many people feared Hitlers storm troopers and concentration camps, they joined him instead of standing against him.
By 1921, Adolph Hitler was becoming highly effective at speaking in of front larger crowds. In February of 1921 Hitler spoke in front of a crowd of six thousand in Munich. He gained notoriety outside the nazi party for rowdy hysterical tirades against the treaty of Versailles. People listened to racist speeches on his strange philosophy. He spoke out against politicians, political groups and Jews.
He traveled to Berlin to visit nationalist groups in the of summer of 1921. He threatened to leave nazi party but they realized how tremendous the loss would be. He announced his resignation from the party on July 11, 1921.The nazi party was centered in Munich. They named him chairman of the nazi party and gave him dictatorial powers. Hitler was named the fuhrer of the nazi party on July 29, 1921.
IX. Conclusion In conclusion, Hitler eventually became chancellor of Germany by using the nazi party. He gained control of the entire country through assassinations, and elections. Hitler later went on to start World War II and the Holocaust. But he killed himself in a bunker at the end of the war. His holocaust resulted in many trials and executions.
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