Intro to Weimar, and Hitler and the NAZI’s. Revolution of 1918. November 9 th : –Kaiser abdicates and flees to Holland – new temporary civilian government under the leader of Social Democrats (SD) Friedrich Ebert whose party had the most votes in recent elections (the Republic is declared)
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Intro to Weimar, and Hitler and the NAZI’s
–Kaiser abdicates and flees to Holland
– new temporary civilian government under the leader of Social Democrats (SD) Friedrich Ebert whose party had the most votes in recent elections (the Republic is declared)
Kaiser Wilhelm II in Exile
….And some Germans (like Prince Max who convinced the Kaiser to abdicate) feared a civil war would break out if things didn’t change
….And Wilson refused to offer peace without a “democratic” government in Germany
Government under Kaiser
Weimar Government 1919 - 34
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Elections January 1919
…Yeah in the midst of all this!
*remaining 10% or so was divided among 4 small regional parties*
First act of new government?
Signing the Treaty of Versailles
Note: Germany is divided into two parts by the ‘Polish Corridor’
Hofbrauhaus where Hitler gave many
Speeches to his followers
Mussolini’s March on Rome (a year earlier)
What the king conquered,
The prince shaped,
The field marshall defended,
Was rescued & united by the soldier.
(not to be confused with Mussolini’s “Blackshirts”!)
Beer Hall Putsch ‘Pooch’
Why did the Nazi Putsch Fail ?
Trial& Prison Term
Hitler and supporters in Landsberg prison, 1924
Hitler Comes to Power.mov