Biography of Adolf Hitler Essay

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Adolf Hitler

Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945), German political and military leader and one of the 20th century's most powerful rulers. Hitler converted Germany into a fully militarized society and launched World War II in 1939. He made anti-Jewish culture a top priority of his lies and policies and built the Nazi Party into a mass movement. He hoped to conquer the entire world, and for a time dominated most of Europe and much of North Africa. He founded sterilization and euthanasia measures to enforce his idea of racial purity among German people and caused the deaths of millions of Jews, Roma (Gypsies), Slavic people, and many others, all of whom he considered inferior.

Early Years
Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn,
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Life in Vienna
Hitler wanted to become an artist but was rejected because he was unqualified by the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in October 1907. His mother died in 1908. Hitler mostly wandered about the city admiring its public buildings and often attending operas.
When he had lost all his inherited money, Hitler, unwilling to take a job, ended up in an orphanage. It was there that he was first exposed to his political ideas. At the same time Hitler acquired a hatred for communism and came to equate it with the Jews.
Between 1910 and 1913 Hitler?s life improved when he began to paint and sell postcards and pictures for a living. He copied famous paintings and drawings of public buildings. He talked about his ideas in a hostel, where he lived figuring out the beginnings of his public speaking style. Failure to register for recruitment in Austria led him to run for Munich, Germany, in 1913 to escape the Austrian police. He was handed over to Austria but was found physically unfit to be a soldier. So he then returned to Munich.

World War I
The outbreak of World War I in 1914 came as an opportunity for Hitler. He volunteered for a Bavarian unit in the German army and served the whole war. Though repeatedly decorated for bravery, he was never promoted beyond private first class. In a war of very high deaths, this is difficult to explain why this happened.
At the same time, his anti-Jewish feelings were growing extreme. When Germany was defeated in 1918. He decided
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