The Königsplatz in Munich is the location of the new Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism. The new center has been built on the estate of the former “Brown House” – the headquartes of the Nazi Party the central of terror during the Third Reich. Framepool has carried out research for archival films that are shown in the exhibition and the app of the new museum.
On the evening of 8th November 1923 Hitlers Nazi Party staged a coup in the Munich beer hall “Bürgerbräukeller” against the Bavarian government and the German Republic. The putsch was inspired by Benito Mussolini‘s March on Rome, from 22 to 29 October, 1922. Hitler and his associates planned to use Munich as a base for a march of armed insurgents on Berlin to bring down democracy in Germany. In this aim he did agree with influential leaders of the Bavarian government like Gustav von Kahr. In the Bürgerbräukeller Hitler could win von Kahr and others to support his actions. But the coup leaders had not reckoned with the determined resistance of the Deputy Prime Minister of Bavaria Franz Matt of the Bavarian People’s Party. During the night Matt is able to bring loyal military and police units in position.