Dutch edition of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf. Mijn
kamp, translated by Steven Barends. Publ. by De
Amsterdamsche Keurkamer, 1939
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The Beer Hall Putsch and Hitler’s Incarceration
By 1923, the Nazi party had 55,000 members and was stronger than ever. Still angered
by the economic and political problems of inflation and poor leadership, Hitler decided to
take matters into his own hands. From November 8 to November 9, 1923, Hitler and his
followers staged the Beer Hall Putsch in Munich, a failed takeover of the government in
Bavaria, a state in southern Germany. The Nazi party was banned, and Hitler was
prevented from speaking in public until 1927 because his speeches were considered too
inflammatory and agitating.
In April 1924, he was sentenced to 5 years in jail for treason.
While the takeover was unsuccessful, the attempt brought Hitler and the Nazis national
What was the Beer Hall Putsch? Why did Hitler do this?
What was the impact of the Beer Hall Putsch?
Why was Hitler banned from public speeches until 1927?
While incarcerated, Hitler wrote a
[a public declaration of policy and ideas]
(“My Struggle”). This text outlined the ideas that inspired his millions
of followers. The manifesto illustrates his strong and extreme German nationalism, his
[hostility to or prejudice against Jews] and his anticommunism.
What did Hitler write during his incarceration?