Adolf Hitler And The Holocaust

1667 Words Apr 20th, 2016 7 Pages
“Wherever I went, I began to see Jews, and the more I saw, the more sharply they became distinguished in my eyes from the rest of humanity,” Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf, describing his feelings when he first arrived in Vienna in 1925 and began to develop anti-Semitic ideas. The Holocaust was when the Nazi’s eliminated the Jewish people under Hitler’s rule. This was one of the most gruesome events in world history. There were three main reasons why Hitler started the Holocaust and exterminated the Jews: he had a need for power; he was convinced the loss of WWI was because of the Jews; and he was raised as an anti-Semitist.
Although Hitler murdered 6 million Jews in the Holocaust, which lasted from 1938 to 1945, he was not brought into the world as the monster that he had become. Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 in Braunau, Austria. Hitler was the son of Alois Hitler and Kara Hitler, his father was harsh and demanding, Hitler despised him, but Hitler’s mother was lovely and he adored her. Hitler had a sister, Paula and two stepbrothers. As Hitler grew up, he enjoyed playing cops and robbers with his friends in the woods and fields around their house and loved reading the Wild West adventure novels of Karl May. Adolf’s childhood was very difficult at times. His father would frequently beat him, his half-brother ran away and never returned, and his younger brother died at age six from measles. Adolf wanted to become an artist but his father thought otherwise. His father, who…
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