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Beer Hall Putsch

The Beer Hall Putsch occurred November 8, 1923 when Adolf Hitler and his Nazis along with General Erich Ludendorff and his conservative nationalists tried to gain power in Munich. Hitler planned to use Munich as a base against Germany's Weimar Republic government in Berlin; however, their support failed to materialize. The name of the beer hall was Bürgerbräukeller.

It did give the Nazis their first taste of national attention and a propaganda victory. For the Putsch, Hitler was sentenced to five years in prison for treason (see Mein Kampf).



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