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Sammelwerk Nr. 15
Bild Nr. 174 Gruppe 65
Das Ehrenmal um Gedächtnis der an der Feldherrnhalle in München am 9. November 1923 Gefallenen
Compilation No. 15
Image No. 174 Group 65
The memorial for the memory of the fallen at the Field Marshall’s Hall in Munich on 9 November 1923 .
One of a series of cigarette card photos. Photo by Heinrich Hoffmann.
On back, glue remnants on top side where mounted in album, paper thinned in area.
12 X 17 cm - 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo)
Note: The sale of this item in no way supports the actions or philosophies of the Axis powers. I am selling the historical record.
The Beer Hall Putsch, also known as the Munich Putsch, and, in German, as the Hitlerputsch or Hitler-Ludendorff-Putsch, was a failed coup attempt by the Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler — along with Generalquartiermeister Erich Ludendorff and other Kampfbund leaders — to seize power in Munich, Bavaria, during 8–9 November 1923. About two thousand men marched to the centre of Munich, where they confronted the police, which resulted in the death of 16 Nazis and four policemen. Hitler himself was wounded during the clash.
After two days, Hitler was arrested and charged with treason. From Hitler's perspective, there were three positive benefits from this attempt to seize power unlawfully. First, the putsch brought Hitler to the attention of the German nation and generated front page headlines in newspapers around the world. His arrest was followed by a 24-day trial, which was widely publicized and gave Hitler a platform to publicize his nationalist sentiment to the nation. Hitler was found guilty of treason and sentenced to five years in Landsberg Prison. The second benefit to Hitler was that he used his time in prison to produce Mein Kampf, which was dictated to his fellow prisoners Emil Maurice and Rudolf Hess.
Heinrich Hoffmann (1885 – 1957) was a German photographer, art dealer, art collector, and magazine publisher who was for many years Adolf Hitler's official photographer and a part of his intimate circle. Historian Alan Bullock succinctly described Hoffmann as an "earthy Bavarian with a weakness for drinking parties and hearty jokes" who "enjoyed the license of a court jester" with Hitler.