Book Talk: Becoming Hitler – The Making of a Nazi

The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London

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Event location:
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square Marylebone WC1B 5DP
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Mon 5th Feb 2018

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Where:The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:18:30 - 20:00
Admission:Free admission, reserve tickets via The Wiener Library website

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The story of the making of Adolf Hitler that we are all familiar with is the one Hitler himself wove in his 1924 trial, and then expanded upon in Mein Kampf. It tells of his rapid emergence as National Socialist leader in 1919, and of how he successfully rallied most of Munich and the majority of Bavaria's establishment to support the famous beer-hall putsch of 1923. It is an account which has largely been taken at face value for over ninety years. Yet, on closer examination, Hitler's account of his experiences in the years immediately following the First World War turns out to be every bit as unreliable as his account of his experiences as a soldier during the war itself.

In Becoming Hitler, Thomas Weber continues from where he left off in his previous book, Hitler's First War, stripping away the layers of myth and fabrication in Hitler's own tale to tell the real story of Hitler's politicization and radicalization in post-First World War Munich.

Official Link: https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=371



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