The Life And Lies Of Adolf Hitler

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The Life and Lies of Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler, dictator of Germany for 12 years, once said, “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed,”. A master of lies himself, Hitler built his power off of fear and false promises. Responsible for the death of over 11 million people, Hitler told lies so big and so frequent, he convinced nations to help him commit the largest act of genocide the world has known. A nationalist, anti-semitist, and extremist since a very young age, Hitler forced his lies on the depression-stricken country of Germany and rose to power to be remembered as one of the most deadly rulers in history. Adolf Hitler’s brutal dictatorship was influenced by experiences and beliefs developed during his childhood, young adulthood, and rise to power.
Influences from his father and exposure to aspects of the army as a child helped form Hitler’s violent nature and strong nationalism. Alois Hitler, Adolf Hitler’s father, frequently disciplined his son by harshly beating him with a whip (Giblin, James). Hitler grew accustomed to experiencing physical pain as a result of wrongdoing. He was raised believing that physical pain and suffering were the rightful punishment for wrongdoing, and carried out these beliefs as dictator of Germany when he enforced Nazi brutality on Jews in ghettos and allowed prisoners in labor camps to be worked to death. Hitler and his father often clashed in the household and in opposition to his father’s pride…

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