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The National Socialist Freedom Movement (German: Nationalsozialistische Freiheitsbewegung or NSFB) or National Socialist Freedom Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Freiheitspartei, or NSFP) was a far-right political party in Weimar Germany created in April 1924 during the aftermath of the Beer Hall Putsch. Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
and many National Socialist (Nazi) leaders were jailed after the failed coup attempt and the Nazi Party
Nazi Party
was outlawed in what came to be known as the "Time of Struggle". The remaining Nazis formed the NSFB as a legal means of carrying on the party and its ideology. Included in this party was the similarly reformed and renamed Frontbann, which was a legal alternative to the SA. Eugene Davidson notes, "The Far Right could not agree on much of anything for long, not even on who was the chief enemy," with NSFP Reichstag deputy Reinhold Wulle
Reinhold Wulle
believing that the Catholics were a greater danger than the Jews. Wulle told a party gathering in January 1925 that Hitler would never again regain his former authority. Hitler himself had given up his leadership of the party during the duration of his imprisonment, telling people who came to see him that the grounds for his decision were that he was overworked writing a voluminous book. NSFP leaders Albrecht von Graefe
Albrecht von Graefe
and Erich Ludendorff both quit the NSFP in February 1925, only a little more than a year after it was founded.[1] On 27 February 1925 the National Socialist Party was reformed after the ban expired in January and Hitler had been released from prison in December 1924. The NSFB was then reabsorbed into the Nazi Party. Election results[edit] The NSFB formed an electoral alliance with Ludendorff's German Völkisch Freedom Party. In some districts it was called the Völkisch-nationaler Block or Volksbloc. In the Bavarian elections of April 1924, the Volksbloc had been able to elect 23 of 129 deputies to the state legislature. In the May 1924 elections the NSFB won 32 seats in the Reichstag. The eminent World War I
World War I
General Erich Ludendorff
Erich Ludendorff
and former Sturmabteilung (SA) head Ernst Röhm, and also Theodor Fritsch, Wilhelm Kube, Theodor Vahlen, Ernst Graf zu Reventlow, Albrecht von Graefe, and Christian Mergenthaler were among the winning candidates. However, in the December 1924 elections, the party lost 18 of these seats. References[edit]

^ Davidson, Eugene. "Over Graves - Forward!". The Making of Adolf Hitler: The Birth and Rise of Nazism. 

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