Essay on The Life of Adolf Hitler

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Adolf Hitler was born April 20th, 1889 in Austria to Klara and Alois Hitler Sr. His father worked for the government as a customs agent and had been previously married. In that marriage he had two children, Alois Jr. and Angela. After he got married to Klara they had three more children; Hitler, Edmund, and Paula. Through out his life Hitler experienced both the good and the bad. His father drank heavily, which left his family at his mercy. He usually beat his wife, kids, and sometimes even his dog. Most of his tempers were taken out on Hitler’s older half-brother, who got the worst of the beatings since he was older. At age fourteen he ran away from home to escape from his father. That led to Hitler getting beat more often. His mother, …show more content…
Everyone thought of him as nothing special; just another country boy. His second year at the school he started to come out of his shell so to speak, and became more known in his class. He became fascinated with his appearance, brown hair with blue eyes. Thought this to be the mark of true Germanic people. Even though he was becoming a leader once again at school, his academic future held close to nothing. The following year of school he began having more problems, both at home and school. Finally on January 3rd, 1903 Hitler’s dad suffered internal bleeding and died shortly after. Leaving Hitler,13, the head of his household. “[My father’s greatest] desire had been to help his son forge his career, thus preserving [me] from his own bitter experience [as a boy]. In this, to all appearances, he had sown the seed for a future at the time neither he nor I could have comprehended” (Ayer 20). His dad’s death impacted Hitler greatly, as it left him in charge of his own future. He started doing poorly in school because he became lazy. Despite his failing interest in school, his history professor Leopold PÖtsch introduced Hitler to the Volkisch movement. The Volkisch movement was, at the time, a group of German people who thought that foreigners, especially Jewish immigrants, threatened the people of Germany. Hitler, being quite a German fanatic, took very well to this idea

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