Adolf Hitler Essays

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Adolf Hitler

Hitler. The name says it all. He is said to be the incarnation of absolute evil. The devil himself. There have many dictators in the twentieth century that were considered harsh dictators; Mussolini,Stalin, Saddam Hussein, but no one like Adolf Hitler. Hitler’s rule over Germany had a major impact on history and the entire world. Adolf Hitler held the most powerful and cruelest dictatorship of the 20th century. Adolf Hitler was born April 20, 1889 in the small Austrian village of Braunau Am. His was the son of a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara Polzl. He was born healthy and baptized a Roman Catholic. His own father was an illegitimate child, who never knew his grandfather. It is rumored that
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Hitler agreed with most of the points made, and his hatred for the Jews was born (Schlesinger 17). He moved out of Vienna in 1913 to Munich. Even though he was Austrian he was more loyal to Germany. Still his move did not too much to his career as an artist, he continued to be poor. Than in 1914, World War I broke out. Hitler saw this as a great opportunity to show his German loyalty. Hitler was a good solider who received awards of bravery but he never achieved a high rank (19). In 1918, Germany surrendered and lost the war. This was a major disappointment to Germany and Hitler (Schlesinger 20). After the war Hitler returned to Munich. He became employed as a political education officer for the troops. While there he discovered a small political group that called itself the German Workers’ party (Winks 565). He joined in 1919 and was put in charge of propaganda. Hitler’s speeches attracted many listeners, and it soon became a major party with many followers (Bullock 22). By 1921, he had made himself the leader or Fuhrer, and the Nazi party was born (Winks 565). With Germany seething in an economic crisis, the Nazi party wanted to gain control and take over. In 1923, Hitler broke into a right-wing political meeting carrying a gun and announcing that a revolution had began. After his attempt to overthrow the government he spent eight months in jail. While there he began the writing of his

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