It could be argued that the most successful part of the putsch was the trial!
Ludendorff was declared innocent
Hitler admitted that he was guilty of trying to overthrow the Weimar system of parliamentary government
He then set about showing how this was no crime as he was trying to restore German greatness.
Many Germans felt this was a convincing argument.
The trial gave Hitler a national audience.
Hitler was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment though he actually served only 9 months.
While in prison he wrote Mein Kampf which set out his ideas.
Task 1 : What can you learn from Source C about the organisation of the Munich Putsch?
Hitler and his fellow Nazis pose for a photograph in Landsberg prison. Rudolf Hess sits on his right.
Describe this picture
What does this photo tell you about prison life for the Nazis?
Why do you think it was like this?
Task 3 : Explain why Hitler believed that failing was actually beneficial to the Nazis
Task 4: Was the Munich Putsch a success or a failure? Complete the table (sheet) and write a conclusion Failure Success
Homework – Write a newspaper report describing the events of 8 and 9 the November interviewing 2 people. Due Friday 18th November The pro-Nazi interview should explain how the putsch showed the authority and leadership skills of Hitler and the strength of Nazi support.
- a headline
- Description of events on 8 th and 9 th November
Give a background of Hitler
Explain you think Hitler chose this time to go for it
Explain why it failed
Explain why the Nazis say it didn’t fail
Include a picture
Make a judgement about the success or failure of the putsch The anti-Nazi interview should make it clear how Hitler only achieved support by violence and threats, and how he showed his cowardice in the end