Adolf Hitler

Why did Hitler go to jail?

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July 18, 2015 4:55AM

He tried to take over the government with the Munich Putsch.

Afterwards he let the leaders he threatened go free. They organized

an opposition to Hitler's SA march the next day.

Hitler was defeated in a street battle and was tried with

treason. He was sent to Landsberg prison for 5 years of which he

only served 9 months. He had an easy time in prison with access to

books and a comfortable life.

During this time he wrote Mein Kampf (My Struggle) which

expressed all of his political views. This gave him time to realize

that if he wanted power he would have to get elected. Later, he did

just that.

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