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The Trial of Adolf Hitler - The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany

David King

February 26, 1924 was the first day of the greatly anticipated high treason trial that would galvanize Germany - but few in the courtroom that morning anticipated that the leading defendant, General Erich Ludendorff, whose risky offensives during World War I doomed Germany to defeat, would soon be eclipsed by the private first class at his side, Adolf Hitler. Hitler was charged with treason after unsuccessfully trying to seize power in the notorious Beer Hall Putsch in Munich in 1923. Before the trial, Hitler was only a minor, if ambitious, local party leader. Yet, once the proceedings began, his days of relative obscurity were over. Including never-before-published sources, this richly informed, day-by-day account shows how Hitler metamorphosed into a mesmerizing demagogue and used his trial as a stage for Nazi propaganda. Chilling in the hypothetical questions it raises, The Trial of Adolf Hitler illuminates our understanding of Hitler's path to power.

February 26, 1924 was the first day of the greatly anticipated high treason trial that would galvanize Germany - but few in the courtroom that morning anticipated that the leading defendant, General Erich Ludendorff, whose risky offensives during World War I doomed Germany to defeat, would soon be eclipsed by the private first class at his side, Adolf Hitler. Hitler was charged with treason after unsuccessfully trying to seize power in the notorious Beer Hall Putsch in Munich in 1923. Before the trial, Hitler was only a minor, if ambitious, local party leader. Yet, once the proceedings began, his days of relative obscurity were over. Including never-before-published sources, this richly informed, day-by-day account shows how Hitler metamorphosed into a mesmerizing demagogue and used his trial as a stage for Nazi propaganda. Chilling in the hypothetical questions it raises, The Trial of Adolf Hitler illuminates our understanding of Hitler's path to power.
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History

Description:

February 26, 1924 was the first day of the greatly anticipated high treason trial that would galvanize Germany - but few in the courtroom that morning anticipated that the leading defendant, General Erich Ludendorff, whose risky offensives during World War I doomed Germany to defeat, would soon be eclipsed by the private first class at his side, Adolf Hitler. Hitler was charged with treason after unsuccessfully trying to seize power in the notorious Beer Hall Putsch in Munich in 1923. Before the trial, Hitler was only a minor, if ambitious, local party leader. Yet, once the proceedings began, his days of relative obscurity were over. Including never-before-published sources, this richly informed, day-by-day account shows how Hitler metamorphosed into a mesmerizing demagogue and used his trial as a stage for Nazi propaganda. Chilling in the hypothetical questions it raises, The Trial of Adolf Hitler illuminates our understanding of Hitler's path to power.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jeff Harding

Length:

12h 13m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:07


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

14:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

13:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

12:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

12:11


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

10:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:22


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:17


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

12:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

15:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

12:42


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

16:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

20:15


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

16:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

16:09


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

17:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

19:24


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:12