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Inspired by Mussolini’s takeover of the Italian government in the previous year, Hitler and his new Nazi party attempted in the fall of 1923 to assume power in the city of Munich as a step toward taking over the Weimar Republic. Though the famous “beer hall putsch” failed in its overt political goals, it did give the Nazi Party wide national attention.
In denominating the coup as a “putsch,” historians apply to the event a Swiss German word that gained political currency in English in the late 1800s. The word referred in its native context to a sudden rush against an obstacle. English adopted it as an approximate synonym for “coup d’état.”
Dozens of web sites mention Hitler’s “beer hall push,” replacing the Teutonic “putsch” with a Latinate word, the semantically similar “push.”
: “Beer hall push ”
: “Hitlers failed Munich revolution (Beer Hall Push ) and the NAZIS rise to power”
: “The kaisers first act was to exile political activists who would oppose the new germany, such as many communists and the politician named Adolf Hitler who had attempted to take over germany in his failed beer hall push. ”
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.
It starts with a push then before you know it, fisticuffs have broken out.
That was Adolf Hitler addressing the judges at his trial for high treason after the Munich beer hall punch of Nov 4th 1923
A British air raid on Munich on the night of the anniversary celebration for his abortive beer hall punch infuriated him.
My Struggle, was written while Hitler was in jail for conspiracy against the state via the the Beer-hall Punch, a feeble attempt at revolution.