Adolf Hitler: The Rise Of The Weimar Republic

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On April 20, 1889, Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau Am Inn, Austria to Alois Hitler and Klara Pölzl. In the early days of Hitler’s life, he was an unrestrained and carefree child who lived a happy life. His mother was very caring and affectionate towards him while his father spent most of his time either at work or following his hobby of keeping bees. Hitler had an older brother named Alois Hitler Jr. and an older sister named Angela, and a few years after he was born his mom gave birth to another son named Edmund and another sister named Paula. After his father retired and Hitler started to go to school his life began to change. He was no longer able to live his previous carefree lifestyle and now his strict father was going to be watching…show more content…
Around the time, he was trying to gain support for the Nazi party the mood of Germany was not too particularly great. The depression's effects had hit Germany and its people hard with millions of people losing their jobs. Still fresh in the German people’s minds was the humiliating loss of WWI. Also, people did not like the Weimar Republic government because it agreed to the terms of The Treaty of Versailles. Due to this, the German people lacked confidence in the Weimar Republic. These conditions provided the chance for the rise of a new leader, Adolf Hitler, and his party, the National Socialist German Workers' Party, or the Nazi party. Due to Hitler’s extravagant speeches, he was able to attract many followers to the Nazi party. In the article, it states “Hitler was a powerful and spellbinding speaker who attracted a wide following of Germans desperate for change”, but this quote doesn’t even show how impactful the speeches really were. The article later states that “The party's rise to power was rapid... the Nazis were practically unknown, winning only 3 percent of the vote to the Reichstag (German parliament) in elections in 1924. In the 1932 elections, the Nazis won 33 percent of the votes, more than any other…show more content…
In the article, it states “Hitler built on and used anti-semitic ideas that already existed. He was Austrian and grew up in Vienna where the mayor was extremely anti-semitic and where hatred of Jews was widespread” where he was from hatred of the Jews wasn’t uncommon, but why did he specifically hate Jews. There are many theories also to why he despises the Jews ranging from having a childhood friendship that ended with a Jew all the way to his mother was a Jew and that he was ashamed of her, but really I don’t think it was any of those. In an article, it states that “by giving the Jews the blame Hitler created an enemy” he used this as a tactic to win the election because he needed some kind of scapegoat to put the blame on. This got him a lot of support because it is easy for people to join into the herd mentality and just blame someone else for their own mistakes. Also, Hitler and the Nazis believed that Jewish race was “inferior” and did not even considered them people, so he needed a way to get them out of the picture to build his perfect Aryan race. I think Hitler just hated the Jews when he was born, so he just started a hate train towards them which also caused him to get elected into office, so for Hitler it was just a win-win and he really had no specific reason as to hating to the
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