Lecture 5: The Rise of the NSDAP: 1920-1933

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Lecture 5: The Rise of the NSDAP: 1920-1933
I. A Party is Founded, 1919-1920
II.Hitler's March on Munich: the Beer-Hall Putsch, Nov. 9, 1923
III. The Path of Legality
IV. Building a Mass Party
V. The Ideology of the NSDAP
VI. The Breakthrough of 1928
VII. Political Consequences of the Great Depression, 1929
VIII. Chancellor Heinrich Bruning and the Presidential Cabinets, 1930-1933
IX. The Year 1932
X. Hindenburg and Hitler
XI. Adolf Hitler Appointed as German Chancellor, January 30, 1933
-in the chaos of Germany post-WWI, new poli groups
-Munich, Jan 5th 1919, small group "the German Workers Party" founded
-in Feb 1920, the "25 Points" becomes the centre of the NSDAP, presented by
Adolph Hitler
-Nazi party founded
-anti-Communism, anti-Semitism
-Jews the greatest enemy
-Jews both a race and a religion
-nat'l outrage over the Treaty of Versailles
-betrayed by the Jews
-anti-US success
-how the Soviets, Americans, and Jews all bent on
destroying Germany
-Mussolini the most enlightened man, accord. to them
-wanted to seize power like he did, marching in Rome
-did so in 1924, at the height of the meltdown of
the German mark, poli volatility with
extremist parties
-Oct. 1923, group of Commies plan a Bolshevik uprising, only lasts 50 hrs, was a month before
Hitler's own attempt at power
-Hamburg, Thalmann attempts leap at power
-Ernst Thalmann dies in a a communication camp
-Nov. 9, chose for Nazi rebel
-anniversary of the day the Kaiser abdicated, and the Weimar Republic est.
-later on the night of kristalnacht, also on Nov. 9th
-Ludendorff joins with Hitler, had the Fatherland Party, with the United Patriotic Association
-planned for an armed takeover of Munich
-army said their disloyal to the republic, with Fonzeehkt(???) at head, his bid for
-he withdraws support of the army, when he realizes that Hitler won't
give him what he wants, and so the whole thing falls apart
-Hitler marches on to the beer-hall, says the Bavarian gov't is deposed, and says that he and
Ludendorff are the heads of the new gov't
-the nxt day march more, but met by the police as the army had deserted them
-are arrested, and Hitler given a sentence of 5 yrs for what is essentially treason,
thanks to the conservative judiciary that hadnt been removed from WWI
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