Entrance of a memorial with the years 1923 and 1939 posted above the doorway on large wreath. Two German Eagle statues stand on either side. A German military officer is exiting the doorway. Seen are remains of historic beer hall in Munich, associated with the Nazi Putsch in 1923 (Bürgerbräukeller or Burgerbraukeller Hall) that was destroyed by a bomb. The explosion occured 15 minutes after Hitler departed after giving speech there, marking memory of old veterans of the Nazi movement. Six veterans were killed outright and 60 injured in the blast. The building is a shambles, with steel girders collapsed. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler attends funeral ceremony for 8 victims of the bombing. Soldiers hold Nazi flags. Some of the Nazi veterans are seen bandaged with injuries. Hitler and his Deputy Rudolf Hess honor the dead with a Nazi salute. Hitler talks to relatives of the victims. A large wreath is carried bearing the name Adolf Hitler. Funeral procession moves along a road, as Nazi veterans carry the coffins of their comrades. The funeral procession moves through the Siegestor ( Victory Gate) in Munich. Hitler and Hess ride in a car and step down in a small plaza. Nazi movement veterans stand, some with bandaged injuries. Crowds in the streets of Munich. Hitler rides standing in open car as he is cheered by crowds. German bombers fly overhead in formation.
A film depicts scenes of the rise of the NSDAP (Nazi Party) in Germany from 1921 to 1933. Early parades of Nazi Party and crowd in Germany. Adolf Hitler arrives at Nazi Party meetings. Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels speaks. Party members gives a salute. Demonstration and riot in Munich in Marienplatz area, between Communist KPD members and NSDAP browshirts, and police, known as the Beer Hall Putsch or Munich Putsch in November 1923. Newspaper headlines of Erich Ludendorff and Adolf Hitler jailed. A man writes on a Nazi Party card. Joseph Goebbels at his office. Baldur von Schirach exits a building. Italian members of the Fascist Party arrive by car on visit in Germany.
Changes in Germany during Adolf Hitler's leadership. Workers on strike because of unemployment. Workers sitting with no work. Hyperinflation during the Wiemer Republic 1921-1923. Money, drafts and notes with huge values seen. Woman buying from vendor with large prices posted. People play jazz, dance and express hopeless abandon as inflation becomes uncontrollable. Men are given shovels to march with by Nazi official. Adolf Hitler speaks to a crowd about rebuilding of Germany. The launch of a Kraft durch Freude 'KDF' ship, which was part of the National Socialist Organization Strength through Joy program. German officials give Nazi salutes. German flags on the ship. A large crowd at the launch of a KDF ship.
Unrest in Germany in decade following World War I. Rally and demonstration in Munich in Marienplatz area, between Communist KPD members, police, and NSDAP brownshirts. This was known as the Beer Hall Putsch or Munich Putsch in November 1923. Crowds opposing the Treaty of Versailles. Trucks and jeeps loaded with policemen at the riot place. Buildings in the background. Scene shifts to a Nazi rally at the Lustgarten in Berlin on May Day (May 1, 1938). A tall May Pole is seen decorated with Nazi flags and streamers. Adolf Hitler addresses a large crowd from a dais on the steps of the Altes Museum. Swastika sign on panels on either side. German biplane aircraft fly in formation overhead, demonstrating German military buildup, re-militarization, and rearmament of Germany leading up to World War 2.
Italian leader Benito Mussolini visits Germany. Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler walk on a street. Huge crowd stands on the roadside. Decorations in Germany. Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler at Koenigs Platz, where they place commemorative wreaths at temples honoring Nazis who perished in the 1923 "Beer Hall Putsch."
The activities and policies on the National Socialist Party in Germany. Newspapers refer to activities in the streets and demonstrations against Fascism. People crowd on street during a rally. Joseph Goebbels stands in the center and people around him. Newspaper headline about Goebbels. Adolf Hitler walking with associates at torchlight rally People hold flags of Nazi Party. People wave. A man plays an instrument. A flag of the Nazi party. Goebbels speaks over a microphone. Nazi stormtroopers stand in a squad. People on streets of Munich Marienplatz during riots and confrontations between NSDAP, and police, and Communist KPD members after Beer Hall Putsch of November 1923.