Released unknown episode of Hitler’s political career
Adolf Hitler in 1919 was not accepted in the German socialist party (DSP), after which he joined the German workers party (DAP) — the predecessor of the NSDAP. Evidenced by the document was published by Professor of history, University of Aberdeen Thomas Weber, The Guardian reports.
According to records, somewhere in September 1919, Hitler visited the office of DSP publishing house, where he met with party Chairman Hans Grassinger (Hans Georg Grassinger). The future Fuhrer has asked to borrow him some money and offered his services: he could be writing for the party newspaper, working on DSP and to be a member. Grassinger refused him the request, and in work, and in making the party.
The document, written by Grossinger, was kept in the archives of the Institute of contemporary history in Munich. Access to it was opened in 1961, but all this time he remained unnoticed.
“I can only speculate as to why the DSP refused to Hitler. Perhaps this is due to his stubbornness and reluctance of the party to accept the fact that someone pointed out to them,” said Weber of The Independent.
According to the Professor, the course of history could be quite different if the socialists took Hitler.
In late September 1919 Adolf Hitler became a member of the DAP. He soon began to determine the activity of the whole party, and in February 1920 the organization, including on his initiative, was renamed the NSDAP. DSP eventually proved unpopular and in the late 1922, was disbanded and many of its members, including one of the party leaders Julius Streicher, joined the Nazis.