A timeline for Unser Kampf detailing events from Hitler's appointment as intelligence officer, to his rise to power, to present day.
June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, officially ending the war. Despite calls during the Paris Peace Conference to change some of the text in the treaty, the victors imposed harsh penalties on the German government, and people, who were forced into signing the treaty. This gave rise to the stab-in-the-back myth, which permeated that a certain group, often the Jews, were responsible for the fall of the World War German government.
July 14 - Whilst in Munich, the Austrian-German soldier by the name of Adolf Hitler is put in the position of Verbindungsmann, or intelligence officer for the German Military.
August 21 - Fredrich Ebert, the Social Democrat politician and former Chancellor of Germany, assumes the position of President of Germany.
September 12 - After months of having no orders in the intelligence service, Hitler is sent to infiltrate one of the perceived Socialist parties, the KDP, or Communist Party of Germany. Dressed in civilian clothing, he entered in the party's headquarters in Munich, and over the next hour, he listened to a number of speeches involving a number of different subjects, ranging from Socialist policies to outright Communist revolution. It was, however, during a speech on the Revolution in Bavaria in which Hitler took to the floor. The state of Bavaria, and it's position within Germany often came up talks between the Communist party members, and during his 15 minute speech against the succession of Bavaria, many of the leaders of the Communist party became interested in his auditory skills, especially the leader of the Communist Party, Paul Levi. Following the speech, Hitler was approached by Levi, and despite an offer to join the party, Hitler rejected the proposal. However, Levi passed on a number of pamphlets urging Hitler to look into them, which he promised he would do.
September 14 - Despite his initial uninterest, Hitler returns to the Communist headquarters to listen to a speech by Levi himself. In his world renowned ideological/auto-biographical novel Unser Kampf (Our Struggle), Hitler recalled this as his "turning point". No longer was Hitler's primary focus that of non-Germans, especially when it came to the stab-in-the-back myth, but the bankers and capitalists. However, it would be years before he shook off his anti-Semitic roots.
September 15 - Following Levi's speech, the Communist leader grants Hitler another opportunity for him to join the party. By this time, the Communists were growing weary of inside divisions, and this let the 30 year old Adolf to make his move. Wanting to make a name for himself, On this day, in 1919, history was made when Adolf Hitler joined the Communist party, however begrudgingly.
November 3 -Despite initial momentum in the idea, Hitler continued to be pushed further down the chain of command in the Communist Party due to fears by high ranking individuals like a young, Paul Frölich, who saw Hitler's perceived anti-Semitism as a deterrent. However, Hitler fired back at people like Frölich, and thanks to his outstanding auditory skills, Hitler argues his way up the party ladder.
November 27 - Following his outstanding attack against the many of the Communist leaders in Munich, Hitler leads his first public speech for members of the city of Munich. He spoke about a number of issues, from Socialism to the state of Capitalism to Communism itself and in awe of his speaking ability, the party leaders, alongside the Munich public, give Hitler a standing ovation. Within two months, he would be one of the leading images of the new Communists.
December 31 - By the end of the year, rampant inflation had plummeted the German currency, the Papiermark, into an abyss that would continue going down into the early 20's. At this time, the Papiermark rose to 47 marks against one U.S dollar.
January 31 - Over the course of 1919 to 1921 in America, the First Red Scare pulls the nation into a fear not felt again until the Second. During the January of 1920, 4,025 suspected Anarchists and Communists are arrested and detained without a trial, an illegal action to take within America. Years later, whilst writing Unser Kampf, Hitler responded to the First Scare by attacking the policies of the US during the fear of the leftist.
March 13-17 - In response to the German Revolution, a coup attempt is made against the Weimar Republic in Berlin by right-wing groups. Despite being supported by parts of the military, a large number of conservative and monarchistic groups, and actually making the legitimate government of Germany flee the city, it is put down within a few days by government soldiers.
March 15 - In the Ruhr valley, Germany, the Ruhr Red Army is formed comprising of workers from the Communist Party of Germany, the Communist Workers' Party of Germany, the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany, and the Free Workers Union of Germany. They rose up in response to the Revolution, and joining them would be Adolf Hitler himself, who, during his time protesting the coup, spoke to crowds numbering into the tens-of-thousands.
April 2 - The Weimar military marches into the Ruhr valley to put down the protesters. Joining the skirmishes was Hitler, who was wounded in fights. Whilst being transported back to Munich by Communist party officials, he slowly begins to formulate a new direction to take if he wanted to get power.
May 29 - After witnessing the massacre at Ruhr, as well as the Berlin coup almost 3 months before, Adolf Hitler, alongside Paul Levi, propose the creation of a paramilitary wing of the Communist party. Supported by a majority of the party, it led to the creation of the Rotfrontkämpferbund (Alliance of Red Front-Fighters). This organization would protect party members, and serve as a "police" force to bolster the party's power.
June 15 - A new border treaty between the Kingdom of Denmark and Germany gives the former the northern portion of Schleswig.
July 1 - In response to the outbreak of war between Poland and the Soviet Union, Germany announces its neutrality in the conflict. The communist oppose the motion, and many of its leaders, including Hitler and Levi, call for Germany to "reclaim its national lands".
July 8 - Pro-Communist marches are held throughout Germany in response to Germany's neutrality in the Polish-Soviet conflict. Leading the Munich march, Hitler rallies thousands of followers into a frenzy, calling for German men to help out the workers cause.
July 10 - Anti-Communist protests are held in Berlin, against the followers of the many Communist parties. Violence escalated over the day, and by nightfall, a riot had began, which would go onto engulf the entire city. A victim of the many attacks on Communists would be Paul Levi, as an unnamed assassin attempt to shoot the leftist leader, but failed to kill him, temporarily paralysing him.
July 12 - An emergency meeting is held between the members of the Communist party, during which, Adolf Hitler is declared the temporary leader in place of Levi.
July 19-August 7 - As temporary leader, Hitler is sent by the Communist party to head the German delegation during the Second Congress of the Communist International (Comintern). During the meeting, Hitler, alongside all of the other German delegates signed the notorious 21 Conditions which stated the 21 prerequisites for a party to join the Comintern. Another major move that took place during the meeting was the move towards the merging of one of the parties that broke from the original German Communist Party, the Communist Workers Party of Germany (KAPD).
August 25 - Soviet troops are defeated by the Polish forces at Warsaw. It provokes outrage among members of the Communist party in Germany. However, intervention by the Communist-led Rotfrontkämpferbund remains a point of debate between its members.