Munich 07

Munich Episode 07 Munich and the rise of Hitler

Why Munich became known as the ‘Capital of the (National Socialist) Movement’

Episode 7 tells the story of Munich’s connection with Hitler, from his arrival in the city in 1913 until the start of World War 2 in 1939. How did Munich come to be known as the ‘Hauptstadt der Bewegung’, or ‘Capital of the (National Socialist) Movement’? Hear how a speech by Hitler in Munich’s Hofbräuhaus ended in bloodshed on Odeonsplatz in 1923, and about his ensuing trial and the prison sentence during which he wrote Mein Kampf. The last section mentions later connections between Munich and the Nazi party, including the Bavarian Film Company, Hitler’s friendship with Unity Mitford and the role played by well-known Munich sites such as the Hofbräuhaus, Odeonsplatz and Marienplatz.