Hitler joined nazis after another far right group shunned him

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Newspaper article in The Guardian, 30 October 2017:  Professor suggests history could have taken a different path if Hitler had not been rejected by German Socialist party

Adolf Hitler only joined the Nazis after being rejected by another political party, a leading historian has learned.

Thomas Weber, a professor of history at the University of Aberdeen, unearthed a previously unpublished document that reveals that in 1919 the newly formed German Socialist party shunned Hitler, telling him that it did not want him in the party or writing for its paper.

Period30 Oct 2017

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