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Beer Hall Putsch

Men supporting Adolf Hitler mobilize during the Beer Hall Putsch.

Men supporting Adolf Hitler mobilize during the Beer Hall Putsch. —US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Roland Klemig

November 9, 1923

In the Beer Hall Putsch of 1923, Hitler and the Nazi Party attempt to overthrow the Weimar Republic.

On November 8–9, 1923, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party led a coalition group in an attempted coup d'état which came to be known as the Beer Hall Putsch. They began at the Bürgerbräu Keller in the Bavarian city of Munich, aiming to seize control of the state government, march on Berlin, and overthrow the German federal government. In its place, they sought to establish a new government to oversee the creation of a unified Greater German Reich where citizenship would be based on race.

The 12th year anniversary celebration of the attempted putsch in Munich

The 12th year anniversary celebration of the attempted putsch in Munich —US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Scherl Bilderdienst William Gallagher

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