Events Relating to the Rise of the Third Reich in 1923  
  Tuesday, April 10, 1923  
  Adolf Hitler gave a speech in Munich where he advocated the unification of all Germans in Europe and that no economic policy would be possible without force. Read the text of the speech.  
  Friday, April 13, 1923  
  Adolf Hitler gave a speech in Munich where he discussed that might was the determining factor on who prevailed in a dispute. Read the text of the speech.  
  Tuesday, April 24, 1923  
  Adolf Hitler gave a speech in Munich where he declared that the German workingman will restore the German Reich. Read the text of the speech.  
  Friday, April 27, 1923  
  Adolf Hitler gave a speech in Munich where he spoke on a litany of changes needed in Germany. Read the text of the speech.  
  Wednesday, September 26, 1923  
  Bavarian Prime Minister Eugen von Knilling declared a state of emergency and appointed Gustav von Kahr State Commissioner with dictatorial governing powers. Together with Colonel Hans Ritter von Seisser, head of the Bavarian State Police, and Reichswehr General Otto von Lossow, Kahr formed a triumvirate.  
  Adolph Hitler announced that starting on September 27 he would be holding 14 mass meetings. One of Kahr's first actions was to ban the meetings. Hitler and the other leaders in the Kampfbund, a league of patriotic fighting societies that include the Nazi Party, felt they had to march upon Berlin and seize power or their followers would turn to the Communists. Hitler and Ludendorff sought the support of Kahr and his triumvirate. However, Kahr had his own plan with Seisser and Lossow to install a nationalist dictatorship without Hitler.  
  Thursday, November 8, 1923  
  Adolf Hitler, along with a detachment of 600 SA Stormtroopers, marched on the Bürgerbräukeller, a Munich beer hall where Bavarian State Commissioner Gustav von Kahr was making a speech in front of 3,000 people and began the Beer Hall Putsch. Hitler forced the triumvirate of von Kahr and his associates into an anteroom at gunpoint and demanded they support his putsch, but Von Kahr refused. General Erich von Ludendorff joined the putsch and convinced Von Kahr and his associates to join the coup attempt. Read more about the Beer Hall Putsch.  
  Friday, November 9, 1923  
  The Beer Hall Putsch came to an end as Hitler and his Nazi followers met a force of 100 soldiers under the command of State Police Senior Lt. Baron Michael von Godin who were blocking their way to the Bavarian Defense Ministry. The two groups exchanged fire. Four state police officers and 16 Nazis were killed. Hitler and Göring were both injured. A bullet killed a Nazi party leader Max Erwin von Scheubner-Richter. von Scheubner-Richter was walking arm-in-arm with Hitler when he was shot. Hitler dislocated his shoulder when von Scheubner-Richter fell. Göring was shot in the groin. The Nazis then scattered. Read more about the Beer Hall Putsch.  
  Adolf Hitler was arrested and charged with high treason in the special People's Court for his role in the Beer Hall Putsch Some of his fellow conspirators were also arrested. The Nazi Party headquarters were raided, and its newspaper, the Völkischer Beobachter (The People's Observer), was banned. Other Nazi Party leaders manage to escape including Hermann Goering, Ernst Hanfstaengl, and Rudolf Hess.  

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