The Terror Of Wwii : Adolf Hitler

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The Terror of WWII: Adolf Hitler’s Rise to Power Adolf Hitler is no doubt the most infamous person that ever existed on this planet. He had an impact on the whole world during WWII and had changed every person’s view of war in the 1930s and 1940s. Hitler was the leader (or Fuhrer) of Germany and the head of the Nazi party during the Second World War (www.biography.com). Adolf had hated everyone that did not have the same “perfect” quality that the “Aryan race” had, which is basically the “perfect” race. He had especially hated the Jewish people and had imprisoned many of them in concentration camps and had killed over 17 million people during WWII (www.businessinsider.com). Hitler had lived a normal, middle-class life,…show more content…
At the outbreak of World War I, Hitler applied to serve in the German army. He was accepted in August 1914, though he was still an Austrian citizen. Although he spent much of his time away from the front lines, Hitler was present at a number of significant battles and was wounded at the Somme (www.wikipedia.com). He was decorated for bravery, receiving the Iron Cross First Class and the Black Wound Badge.After World War I, Hitler returned to Munich and continued to work for the military as an intelligence officer. While monitoring the activities of the German Workers’ Party (DAP), Hitler adopted many of the anti-Semitic, nationalist and anti-Marxist ideas of DAP founder Anton Drexler. Drexler invited Hitler to join the DAP, which he did in 1919 (www.history.com). Hitler’s vitriolic beer-hall speeches began attracting regular audiences. Early followers included army captain Ernst Rohn, the head of the Nazi paramilitary organization, the Srurmabteilung (SA), which protected meetings and frequently attacked political opponents. On November 8, 1923, Hitler and the SA stormed a public meeting of 3,000 people at a large beer hall in Munich. Hitler announced that the national revolution had begun and declared the formation of a new government (www.businessinsider.com). After a short struggle including 20 deaths, the coup, known as the "Beer Hall
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