Nazi Labor Party

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After World War I ended Hitler was assigned by the military as a part of an intelligence unit that kept watch on the various political parties that had risen during the war. Among those was the German Workers Party. This party was one that was prideful in their anti-democratic, anti-communist, and anti-semitic beliefs. “ Its small group of faithful followers assembled each week for the discussion and study of political matters” (Fest 17). Hitler immediately saw how much their views aligned with his own and he was appointed party propaganda officer and he used that position to draw in new members. “Discovering his powers of oratory, Hitler soon became the party’s leader, changed its name to the National Socialist German Labor Party” (Immell …show more content…
On November 8,1923, he put that strength in organizing to use by putting together what later became known as the Munich Beer Hall Putsch. A great number of senior state officials and military men had gathered at a meeting, in a beer hall in the southern outskirts of Munich, when Hitler’s storm troopers surrounded the building. “After Hitler’s SS troops surrounded the building, he suddenly burst into the hall, jumped up on a table, and fired a pistol into the air, shouting ‘The National Revolution has begun!’” (Nardo 21). However, due to its poor planning, the putsch failed when senior army generals in Berlin ordered police and army personnel in the Munich area to suppress the Nazis (Nardo 22). The event also resulted in the death of 16 stormtroopers and the German government banned the Nazi party. Hitler was sentenced to a trial for high treason on February 24, 1924. oon after, the Munich People 's’ Court convicted him to 5 years of prison and six months probation after he was found responsible for the instigation of the putsch. This verdict led to the incarceration of …show more content…
These tactics were expressed through the book he wrote during his time in jail. Mein Kampf, also known as “My Struggle”, gave great detail on the concepts of interest to him as well as the various means of taking national control that went through his mind. “ One of the most important tasks of the movement is to put this principle in force, not just within its own ranks, but throughout the entire state” (Hitler 293). Mein Kampf would soon be used as the Nazi agenda and guidebook. In February 1925, after Hitler was released from prison, the Nazi party was revived and the first volume of Mein Kampf was published. The book became a staple in German society and it’s shocking success in sales resulted in a great amount of wealth for Hitler.
Due to the failure of the Beer Hall Putsch, Hitler now sought ways of obtaining power in a constitutional manner. In May 1928, the national elections for the German Reichstag were held and the Nazi party campaigned as candidates. However, they only earned 2.6 percent of the votes and only obtained twelve seats in parliament. That number soon became 107 seats after the Great Depression made its debilitating impact on Germany. The reason why the number rose was due to citizens seeking any way of escaping or coping with the economic destruction that the depression had

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