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Gustav Ritter von Kahr Invites Hitler to Discuss the Political Situation

Gustav Ritter von Kahr, Minister President of Bavaria
Source: Wikipedia

Gustav Ritter von Kahr, Minister President of Bavaria, invites Adolf Hitler to discuss the political situation in Germany. This invitation demonstrates that Hitler and the Nazi Party are already a force to be reckoned with.

Kahr will later be murdered by Hitler on the Night of the Long Knives because of his "treason" during Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch. It is, in fact, Kahr who calls the November 8, 1923 meeting at the beer hall in Munich which Hitler and his men storm, and it is Kahr's speech that is interrupted.

Hitler will demand Kahr's support but won't receive it; instead, Kahr will join the opposition and thereby help ensure that the Beer Hall Putsch fails — at the cost of the lives of 16 members of the Nazi party and two police officers.

On June 30, 1934, the Night of the Long Knives, Kahr will have already sunk into obscurity, but that doesn't save him. He will be abducted and hacked to death by SS men with axes. His body will be thrown into a swamp near Dachau and his family forbidden to wear mourning clothes.

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