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Hitler joined Nazis only after another far-right group shunned him

Professor suggests history could have taken different path if Hitler had not been rejected by German Socialist party
Weber claims that if Adolf Hitler had been allowed to join the German Socialist party he might have settled for a minor role. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

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Thomas Weber, a professor of history at the University of Aberdeen, unearthed a previously unpublished document that reveals that in 1919 the newly formed German Socialist party shunned Hitler, telling him that it did not want him in the party or writing for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

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