The World War I And The Death Of The Adolf Hitler

1048 WordsDec 10, 20155 Pages
Born in Austria in 1889, he rose to power in German politics as leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, also known as the Nazi Party. He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and served as dictator from 1934 to 1945. His policies triggered World War II and oversaw fascist policies that resulted in millions of deaths. Today we will discuss the early years, artistic dream, the role in World War I, rise to power, the leadership of Der Führer, and the death of the infamous Adolf Hitler. Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 in the Austrian border town of Braunau am Inn. His birth place is located roughly 65 miles east of Munich, Germany and 30 miles north of Salzburg, Austria. He was the fourth of six children born…show more content…
At the age of fifteen, Hitler dropped out of primary school to follow his dreams of becoming an artist, and, at the age of 18, he moved to Vienna with money inherited after his father 's death in 1903, in order to pursue a career in art, as this was his best subject at school. Werckmeister states that he went there intending to see operas and study the famous picture gallery in the Court Museum. Instead, he found himself fascinated by the city 's beautiful architecture. Hitler put all his hope in the dream of achieving greatness as an artist. He wished to attend the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. In October 1907, he took the two day entrance exam for the academy 's school of painting, but his test drawings were judged unsatisfactory. He was not admitted. He was encouraged to consider the field of architecture. But without the required high school diploma, he would not be accepted into architecture school either. Thus, Hitler’s dreams of becoming a professional artist came to a bitter end (Werckmeister.) According to Klaus, Hitler moved to Munich, Germany in May 1913 in order to avoid arrest for evasion of his military service obligation to Habsburg Austria. It was financed by the last installment of his inheritance from his father. In Munich, he continued to drift, supporting himself on his watercolors and sketches until World War I gave his life new meaning. Klaus stated that Hitler was a brave soldier. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal, was
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