His early life doesn't hint his future.
Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 in Braunau am Inn, Austria.
His father was Alois Hitler and his mother was Klara Polzl, who is technically Alois' niece.
Adolf had a older half-brother, a older half-sister, a younger sister, and a younger brother.
Hitler's older half-brother ran away from home to escape his father's beatings at age fourteen and that left Adolf next in line for it. His younger brother, Edmund, died from measles at age six which said to have "changed" Adolf.
At Adolf's second home in Lambach, he attended a school that was a ancient monastery that was decorated with carved stones and woodwork that included several swastikas.
Hitler's father suddenly died of a lung hemorrhage in January 3, 1903, leaving thirteen year old Adolf Hitler head of the Hitler household.
In 1905 at age sixteen, Adolf Hitler quit school.
He wanted to become a painter but got rejected multiple times at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria.
His mother was diagnosed with breast cancer by a Jewish doctor, and she died on December 21, 1907. The doctor gave the family a break on the charges and Adolf told him,
I shall be grateful to you forever.
Hitler spent four years in Vienna, Austria selling postcards of his architectural drawings.
Hitler was homeless in Vienna and in his years of misery, he formulated many ideas on politics and race.
He hated Austria for being "a patchwork nation" but loved the energetic and powerful Germany.
He showed early interest in German nationalism, rejecting the authority of Austria.
He hated everything not German, but mostly Jews.
Hitler studied political skill of Vienna's mayor and took special note of that leader's practice.
He moved to Munich, Germany in 1913 where he served for Bavaria in World War One as an army corporal.
Hitler build the status of "war hero" with the iron cross from his achievements in World War One.
Hitler took up political work as an army political agent in Munich from May to June 1919.
Hitler's speaking power turned him into a party member.
He practiced his speaking skills in beer halls to the drunk.
Eckart, the person who build up a German's workers party, was mesmerized by one of Hitler's beer hall speeches and offered him connections, mentoring, and organizational support Hitler wanted.
He was put in charge of the party's propaganda in 1920. The party was later renamed the National-sozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (Nazi).
He personally designed the Nazi banner.
Anger and bitterness helped the Nazi gain more support.
Violence marked Hitler's early rise.
The 1920's was a period of economic hardships for Germany and they could believe anyone who could be convincing.
The Nazi storm troopers attacked Hitler's opponents.
Ernst Rohm, a party member before Hitler, was a huge help for rising Hitler to power. He recruited Hitler's strong arm squad for protecting the party members, he suggested to attack socialist and communists, and to exploit violence.
Ernst Rohm was the head of the Nazi paramilitary organization, the Sturmabteilung (SA). They protected meetings and attacked political opponents.
On November 18, 1923 the Nazi Party tryed to seize power in the Munich Beer Hall Putsch. Hitler was put to trial for treason and took the advantage of the immense publicity afforded to him.
Hitler was supposed to go to prison for 5 years but served only 9 months. During that time he was working on the first volume of Mein Kampf, his autobiography.
He thought the Jews were the incarnation of evil.
According to the ideas to Nazism, the Jews, Slavs, and Roma were called "inferior people".
The depression of 1929 made people mad at the Weimar government and turned to the extremist political parties like the Nazis.
In 1929 the Nazis win their first referendum.
Hitler made an alliance with the Nationalist Alfred Hungenberg in 1930 in a campaign against Young Plan.
With the help of Hugenburg's newspapers, Hitler was able to reach a nationwide audience and the alliance helped him seek support from many businesses and industries who controlled political funds.
They gave Hitler money and support.
In 1932 he ran for president in Germany and came in second with Paul von Hindenburg coming in first.
Hindenburg and Franz von Papen, the chancellor, made Hitler the chancellor thinking they could control him. Papen was then the vice chancellor.
Hitler became the chancellor in January 1933 and was immediately set about making himself the absolute ruler of Germany.
A few months after Hitler was chancellor the Reichstag - German Parliament - was burned down and the blame went to the Communist, who was a threat to him. Repressive measures were taken on all other political parties as well by Hindenburg.
From 1933 to 1939 Hitler and the Nazis instituted hundreds of laws and regulations to restrict and exclude Jews in society.
Hitler initiated fascist policies that led to World War two and deaths to millions.
The Nazi sent millions of jews and other people to concentration camps, this was called the Holocaust.
Hitler was able to push a law called the Enabling Act. This allowed allowed his cabinet to institute legislation without parliament consent.
Adolf and his political allies embarked on a systematic suppression of the remaining political opposition. At the end of June 1933 other political parties were intimidated and disbanded.
In October 1933 Hitler ordered Germany withdrawal from the League of Nations.
After Hindenburg's death on August 1934, the cabinet combined its power to the chancellor. Hitler became head of the state as well as head of the government, with this Hitler became supreme commander of the armed forces.
WHY GERMANS LOVED HIM
Profiles of Hitler in the 1930s portrayed him as a cultured gentleman who is loved by dogs and children.
In tough times people go for unconventional leaders, like Hitler, because the conventional leaders failed to deliver.
German people also supported Hitler because he promised to overturn the Treaty of Versailles.
In 1938 Hitler and several other European leaders signed the Munich Agreement, which gave up the Sudetenland districts to Germany, reversing part of the Treaty of Versailles making Hitler Time magazine's "Man of the Year" of the year 1938.
Adolf Hitler was a beloved celebrity of Germany.
During World War two the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 marked the beginning of the end.
Within a few months, eight European capitals were surrendered to the Allies. Hitler moved his headquarters to the west to direct an offensive in the Ardennes aimed at splitting the Americans and the British armies, but when this failed his hopes of winning was gone.
Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun, committed suicide the day after their wedding on April 30, 1945 afraid of being captured by enemy troops.
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