National Socialist Freedom Movement
The National Socialist Freedom Movement German: Nationalsozialistische Freiheitsbewegung, or NSFB) or National Socialist Freedom Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Freiheitspartei, or NSFP) was a German political party created in April 1924 in the aftermath of the Munich Putsch. Adolf Hitler and many National Socialist leaders were jailed after the attempted coup and the National Socialist Party was outlawed in what came to be known as the "Time of Struggle". The remaining National Socialists formed the NSFB as a legal means of carrying on the party and its ideology.
In the May 1924 elections the NSFB won 32 seats in the Reichstag. The eminent World War I General Erich Ludendorff and former Sturmabteilung (SA) head Ernst Röhm were among the winning candidates. However, in December 1924 the party lost 18 of these seats. Included in this party was the similarly reformed and renamed Frontbann, which was a legal alternative to the SA. On February 27, 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 National Socialistic Party.
In the elections the NSFB had formed an electoral alliance with Ludendorff's German Völkisch Freedom Party. In some districts it was called the Völkisch-nationaler Block.