How many times was Hitler imprisoned?

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Re: How many times was Hitler imprisoned?

Post by Hans1906 » 04 Mar 2021 16:19

The special knowledge of some experts here in this forum is as always impressive, I take my hat off very gladly!

Thank you for all the information. :thumbsup:

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Re: How many times was Hitler imprisoned?

Post by DavidFrankenberg » 29 Jun 2021 18:43

Konrad Heiden in his Hitler describes Ballerstedt like a very offensive man, a troublemaker.
When an equally popular orator, an engineer of the name of Ballerstedt, heckled Hitler vigorously, some infuriated National-Socialists flogged him out of the hall.
Looks like Ballerstedt made Hitler mad at him...
. At the head of a band armed with heavy oak sticks, he forced his way into the meeting of a rival for popular favour, one Ballerstedt. Brandishing their sticks. Hitler and Esser stormed the platform and blows rained down on Ballerstedt. The police capitulated once again. The poor sergeant- major knew that Hitler had far more influence with his chiefs than he had, and he begged timidly : “ Herr Hitler, you see yourself, there are dead bodies here. Pray bring your men to reason ! ” Hitler cast a triumphant glance over the battlefield and declared graciously : “ Very well, the end has been achieved. Ballerstedt won’t speak any more to-day ! ” Then he marched off with his men. But Ballerstedt did not suffer the flogging in silence. True, six months elapsed, but finally Bavarian justice was obliged to call Hitler to account and to condemn him to three months’ imprisonment. He was immediately let off two months in virtue of the so-called probation period—that is to say, he need not serve them if he behaved himself well for five years ;

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Re: How many times was Hitler imprisoned?

Post by Linkagain » 13 Sep 2021 22:17

Note on the english Wikipedia there is a picture alleged to be Otto Ballerstedt.
1} he is a US Army OFFICer {US on his uniform lapel}
2} The star on his lapel is that of the US General Staff Corps

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Re: How many times was Hitler imprisoned?

Post by Ingrid1 » 14 Sep 2021 11:32

Based on my research, Hitler was arrested once not imprisonment. He was found guilty of treason and sentenced to five years in Landsberg Prison, where he dictated Mein Kampf to fellow prisoners Emil Maurice and Rudolf Hess. On 20 December 1924, having served only nine months, Hitler was released.

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