Events Relating to the Rise of the Third Reich in 1925  
  Sunday, January 4, 1925  
  Adolf Hitler visited Dr. Heinrich Held, the Prime Minister of Bavaria. During the meeting Hitler agreed to respect the authority of the state and promised that the Nazis would work within the rules of the democratic constitution. The conversation convinced Held to lift the ban on the Nazi Party and its newspaper, the Völkischer Beobachter (Peoples' Observer) that had been in effect since the Beer Hall Putsch of November 9, 1923.  
   
  Friday, February 26, 1925  
  Adolf Hitler wrote a long editorial for the newly reconstituted Nazi Party newspaper Völkischer Beobachter (Peoples' Observer) called "A New Beginning."  
   
  Saturday, February 27, 1925  
  The Nazis held their first big meeting since the Beer Hall Putsch at the Buergerbraukellar, the large beer hall located in Munich from which the Beer Hall Putsch was launched. Many of the important Nazi leaders were absent from the meeting. During a two hour speech before four thousand cheering Nazis by Hitler, he made it clear that he considered himself the party’s leader. H declared that “I alone lead the movement, and no one can impose conditions on me so long as I can personally bear the responsibility …” Hitler got carried away during the speech and started spewing out the same old threats against the democratic republic, Marxists, and Jews. For this, the government of Bavaria placed on Hitler a ban on public speaking that was to last for two years. The other states in Germany soon followed suit. This was a major setback for Hitler who owed much of his success to his speech making ability. But rather than be discouraged or slowed down Hitler immediately began reorganizing the Nazi Party with the intent of making it Germany’s most powerful.  
   
  Tuesday, April 7, 1925  
  Hitler formally renounced his Austrian citizenship by letter of April 7, 1925 to the authorities of the city of Linz. The Austrians promptly accepted Hitler’s request which was made to reduce the risk of deportation from Germany.  
   
  Sunday, July 18, 1925  
  The first volume of Mein Kampf (My Struggle), Adolf Hitler's personal political testament, was published in Munich. The book was dedicated to Dietrich Eckart and the sixteen Nazi "martyrs" who died in Munich on November 9, 1918.  
   
  Sunday, November 22, 1925  
  Gregor Strasser called a meeting of the northern disctrict party leaders in Hanover. The purpose was to set up a northern branch of the Nazi Party and to launch a new economic program that would eliminate the 25-point program adopted in 1920. Adolph Hitler was opposed to Strasser’s plans and declined to attend the meeting and sent Gottfried Feder to represent him. Joseph Goebbels demanded that Feder be thrown out - “We don’t want any stool pigeons!” During the meeting Goebbels also demanded that Hitler be expelled from the Nazi Party.  
     
   
     
   
 

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