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1923 – 2023 : 100 Years of learning from the Year of the Hitler Putsch.

Sandra Scanlon and Mark Jones in conversation. In 1923 German democracy faced crises and near destruction. In this remarkable year in European history, France and Belgium militarily occupied Germany’s economic heartland, the Ruhr, triggering a series of crises that almost spiralled out of control. At their end, Adolf Hitler, then 34 years old, led a march of armed men through central Munich where he wanted use violence to destroy German democracy.