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up Law, History & Politics: The "Beer Hall Putsch" -- Munich, Bavaria (c. 1923)

We'll continue the Second Season of Law History and Politics, discussing Hitler's trial for high treason in the People's Court in Munich, Bavaria.

For this meeting, we will examine Hitler's trial by analyzing its three distinct components: Law, History and Politics. To that end, we'll discuss the following:

I. Law

The nature of charges for orchestrating the Beer Hall Putsch (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_Hall_Putsch#Trial_and_prison).

Other named co-defendants, including Gen. Erich Ludendorff.

The verdict and the underlying justifications

The post-verdict prison sentence.

II. History

The post-WWI devastation faced by all belligerents, including Germany.

The proclamation and designation of the Weimar Republic.

Germany's ongoing burdens and obligations from the Treaty of Versailles

The post-war economic crisis, hyperinflation, and high unemployment.

III. Politics

The highly politicized nature of the Defendant's speeches during trial.