Essay about Profile of Adolf Hitler (1889 -1945)

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Profile of Adolf Hitler (1889 -1945)

Family Background

Adolf Hitler was born on April 20th 1889 in Braunau-am-Inn, Austria. The town is near to the Austro-German border, and his father, Alois, worked as a customs officer on the border crossing. His mother, Klara, had previously given birth to two other children by Alois, (Gustav and Ida) but they both died in their infancy. Adolf attended school from the age of six and the family lived in various villages around the town of Linz, east of Braunau. By this time Adolf had a younger brother, Edmund, but he only lived until the age of six. In 1896, Klara gave birth to Adolf 's sister, Paula, who survived to outlive him. When his father
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Army Career -----------

A penniless Hitler decided in 1913 to join the Austro-Hungarian army. However he failed the medical, and was promptly turned away. So he decided to move to Munich in the same year. At the outbreak of the First World War, in 1914, he volunteered for service in the German army and was accepted into the 16th Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment . Hitler loved the military life style, and the camaraderie between his fellow soldiers. He fought bravely through the war, and received the Iron Cross 2nd class and the Iron Cross 1st class for acts of true bravery. He wore the 1st class Iron Cross till his dying day. Ironically hiss officer who recommended Hitler for his Iron Cross was Jewish. Hitler was very lucky during the war and was never wounded seriously. However when the armistice was announced on November 11th 1918, Hitler was recovering from temporary blindness in hospital after a British gas attack. In December he returned to Munich, feeling betrayed by the government.

Early Political Career ----------------------

Between December 1918 and March 1919 Hitler worked at a prisoner-of-war camp at Traunstein before returning again to Munich. Shortly after his return he witnessed a takeover bid by local Communists who seized power before being ousted by the army. After he gave evidence

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