🍺 🍻 Imagine you are just minding your own business at the beer hall with a good old Pilz and then, all of a sudden, an angry guy jumps on the stage and says: “Everyone stays cool, this is a coup”. “That’s right. Keep drinking your beer, we are just going to talk to the governor and we will take it from here.”
Now imagine the guy who says that is Adolph Hitler.
For this episode of Hoppy History, I am joined by Ryan Stackhouse. Ryan holds a PhD in European History from Florida State University and he specializes in everyday life under the Third Reich. You may be interested in his latest book, Enemies of the People: Hitler’s Critics and the Gestapo. As Ryan tells us the story of the infamous failed coup, get ready for a massive amount of confusion and a whole lot of messiness. And while we are at it, let’s remember this strange episode in the life of Munich is one of the first chapters of one the darkest periods in modern history.