After the war
Shortly after the war (WW1) Hitler was recruited to a military intelligence unit. He was assigned to investigate the German Workers party (a small nationalist group of idealists) After entering the party Hitler change the name to National Socialist German Workers party, and gave the party its symbol, the swastika. Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers main focus were the Jews. They wanted to revoke civil rights for Jews.
On October 30, 1923 Hitler announced that he was prepared to go to Berlin to rid the government of the communists and the Jews. On November 8, 1923 Hitler declared a revolution, the next day Hitler and 2,000 armed brown shirts attempted to take over the Bavarian government. The police interfered after more than 24 were killed. Hitler got a dislocated arm from the fight, and then was arrested. Hitler served 9 months out of 5 years in prison (Landsberg prison). In Landsberg he wrote the first volume of Mein Kamp, an autobiography with Hitler’s view for the future of the German people. In the book he wrote negatively about democrats, communists, and internationalists, but mostly of Jews. In Mein Kampf Hitler accused the Jews of being responsible for all the problems and evils of the world. On 1927 Hitler published the second volume of Mein Kampf. The book included history on the Nazi party and explained how to get political power. Mein Kampf vol2 sold over 5 million copies by the start of World War 2.