Hitler joined Nazis only after another socialist group shunned him

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Thomas Weber, a professor of history at the University of Aberdeen, unearthed a previously unpublished document that reveals that in 1919 the newly formed German Socialist party shunned Hitler, telling him that it did not want him in the party or writing for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

Weber said that history would have taken a different path if his membership had been accepted. Although also far-right, the German Socialist party was at the time bigger and more successful than the Nazi party. Hitler might have settled for a more minor role and would therefore “have been unlikely to ever come to power”, Weber added.

  • vwVwwVwv

    If, if, if, if Hitler would have been accepted to the academy of arts in Vienna,
    we would have had very bad Art from the 20’s to 1945, less destruction……

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Hitler didn’t just wander into the Nazi Party, he essentially founded it almost single-handedly by combining two separate, yet somewhat radical parties. His assigned job was to spy on radical parties for the German government, and well, one thing led to another and lad went off and self-radicalized and then tried to overthrow that very same government in 1923.
    That part of Hitler’s life (WW-I through the Beer Hall Putsch) would make one hell of a “Breaking Bad” like story of character development.
    In WW-I Hitler could have cared less about politics, Jews, or the Army. All he wanted to talk about, according to those that served with him, was art history.

  • FunkyWinkerbeans

    I am having a hard time believing how hard journalists are pushing this load of crap that socialism is “far right”. Socialism has never been anywhere near the right end of the political spectrum. More leftist propaganda from the Guardian…

    • J. C.

      That jumped out at me, too…

    • topposter

      Yeah that’s where I stopped reading.

  • Thomas Henderson

    Socialism is idolatry of the state. It is a fetish that places all solutions into the hands of political masters.

    Considered very modern and hip in the 1920s, socialism in both its “national” and “international” forms has thoroughly discredited itself, so that only a fool could say it has any merit.

    Funny how things turn out. Today’s left, those who wish to place all solutions into the hands of political masters and technocrats, calls anybody who opposes them “Nazis”.

    For a man who has been dead for 72 years, Hitler sure holds a grip on the leftist imagination. The Guardian still talks about him. Envy, perhaps, of a lost cause that went down so spectacularly?

  • General P. Malaise

    the writer of the article is a D!CK ! He calls the socialist group “far right” socialists are communists which are far left !

    • PaulW

      I’m guessing that they mean any populist Party favoring nationalism is “far right”, regardless of little details like whether they utilize Central Planning Committees, 5 Year Plans, and the like. If they’ve even thought it out that much: perhaps “far right” for them simply means any group that they don’t happen to like….

  • Tooth&Claw

    “Athough also far-right, the German Socialist party was at the time bigger and more successful than the Nazi party. ”
    Far right? Socialists are LEFT.