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Munich, September 22,1924

IV a. Nr.: 2427

Report to the Bavarian State Ministry
of the Interior, Munich

Re: The conditional parole of the writer ADOLF HITLER, 
of the veterinarian Dr. FRIEDRICH WEBER, and of the 
Lieutenant Colonel retd. HERMANN KRIEBEL

 The State Police Department has already expressed its 
opinion in the report of May 8, 1924 to the effect that, 
in consideration of the temperament and energy, with 
which Hitler pursues his political ambitions, it is to be 
definitely assumed that he would not give up these 
ambitions even after his release from imprisonment; 
but that he will remain a continual danger for the inner 
and exterior security of the State. Until the present time 
no reason has been found which could have led the police 
department to a change of its former opinion.

If the police department takes the stand that Hitler and 
Dr. Weber should not be released on October 1, 1924, this 
decision is based on the following reasons: Even during the 
trial the three defendants have repeatedly declared that 
immediately upon their release they will again promote the National

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Socialist movement and that they will continue to work in 
the same manner as formerly. Hitler, Krieber, and Dr. Weber 
are now as before the leaders of the dissolved para-military 
troops and the spiritual leaders of its now existing [unreadable] 
front organizations. Therefore a release of the three named 
persons, even on conditional parole should not be considered. 
However, should the court unexpectedly grant a parole it 
would be compulsory for the given reason to deport Hitler 
as the soul of the entire nationalistic and racial movement 
in order to avoid the immediate danger to the Bavarian State. 
In respect to this I refer to my previous report of May 8, 1924 
in which I fully explained the reasons of my request for Hitler's 
deportation from Bavaria.
The numerous riots committed by his followers until the time 
of the Putsch are to be accredited to his influence. The moment 
he is set free Hitler will, because of his energy, become 
immediately again the generator of repeated heavy riotous 
disturbances of the public order. He will continuously endanger 
the security of the State. Hitler will resume his political 
activities, and the hope of the nationalists and racists that 
he will succeed in removing the present disunity and the 
disunion among the officials of the para-military troops will

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be fulfilled. Hitler's influence on all nationalistic inclined - 
today he is more than before the soul of the entire movement - 
will again carry the entire movement forward. It will even 
absorb great masses of persons who are now foreign to his 
ranks and convert them to the idea of the National Socialist 
German Workers' Party. In order to accomplish this he will 
greatly revive the mass assemblies, he will organize 
demonstrations as before the Putsch, and we can surely 
expect such outbreaks as are still vivid in our memory. 
Hitler will again take up his relentless fight against the 
Government and not abstain from violations of the law even 
if he is to face the revocation of his parole.

Therefore it is completely immaterial whether, as expressed, 
he will take up his residence in Berlin or in the Mecklenburgs 
upon his release or whether he will remain in Munich itself.

(signed)        illegible
The Director of the Bavarian State Police, Munich

Notes: Hitler's sentence for high treason: five years confinement in a fortress.
Served: four months and two weeks before the trial. 
Begin of imprisonment: April 1, 1921.
Normal end of confinement: November 28, 1928. 
Actual date of release: December 26, 1924.

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