Adolf Hilter

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Adolf Hilter

At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of
Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official
Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attendated church regulary
and sang in the local choir. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the
Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He was a pretty good student. He
received good grades in most of his classes. However in his last year of school he failed
German and Mathematics, and only succeeded in Gym and Drawing. He drooped out of school at
the age of 16, spending a total of 10 years in school. From childhood one it was his dream
to become an artist or architect. He was not a bad artist, as his surviving paintings and
drawings show but he never showed any originality or creative imagination. To fullfil his
dream he had moved to Vienna the capital of Austria where the Academy of arts was located.
He failed the first time he tried to get admission and in the next year, 1907 he tried
again and was very sure of success. To his surprise he failed again. In fact the Dean of
the academy was not very impressed with his performance, and gave him a really hard time
and said to him "You will never be painter." The rejection really crushed him as he now
reached a dead end. He could not apply to the school of architecture as he had no
high-school diploma. During the next 35 years of his live the young man never forgot the
rejection he received in the dean's office that day. Many Historians like to speculate
what would have happened IF.... perhaps the small town boy would have had a bit more
talent....or IF the Dean had been a little less critical, the world might have been spared
the nightmare into which this boy was eventually to plunge it.

While living in Vienna Hitler he made his living by drawing small pictures of famous
landmarks which he sold as post cards. But he was always poor. He was also a regular
reader of a small paper which claimed that the Araban race was superior to all and was
destined to rule the world. The paper blamed Communists and Jews for all their problems
and hitler agreed to those views. Hitler agree with most of the points made in the
publication. He continued to live a poor live in Vienna and in 1913 decided to move to
Munich. Still living in Vienna and being Austrain by birth, Hitler showed more loyalty to
the Geramny. He thought that the Aryan race was destined to rule the world. Many believe
that he tried to escape the draft but it was never proven. His live in Munich was not much
better then before and he continued to be poor. Then in 1914 World War I broke out and
Hitler saw this as a great opportunity to show his loyalty to the "fatherland" by
volunteering for the Imperial army. He did not want to fight in the Austrian Army. Hitler
was a good soldier. Many of political opponents claimed that he was a coward but records
clearly show that he was not. He received to awards of bravery but never achieved a high
Rank. In 1918 Germany surrendered and Hitler was very upset about the loss. He believed
that it was the Jews and the Communists who betrayed the "fatherland" and it was here that
his disliking of the Jews most likely began. Germany after the war was in chaos. With no
real Government to control the country, many groups tried to take control. One day a big
communist group staged a big riot but another group of ex-soldiers including Hitler
managed to hold them back.

Since there were not many chances for employment Hitler stayed in the army. Hitler was
assigned the job of going go to various meetings of groups which sprang up like mushrooms
and to report on them. One day September 12, 1919 - a fateful day in history, Hitler was
sent to investigate a small group which called itself the "German Workers Party". Hitler
was not to happy about his assignment. He thought it wouldn't be worth it to even go. At
the group mainly talked about the Countries problem and how the Jews, communists and
others where threatening the master race and offered their own solutions. Hitler was bored
by the meeting but when a man stood up and claimed that Bavaria should separate from
Germany, Hitler got up and argued that point. He argued that Germany and germans must
unite into one to survive. His natural ability to speak imprest the leader of the group
and at the end of the meeting he gave Hitler a pamphlet and an initiation the next
meeting. He wasn't interested in attending but after reading the hand out he accepted. He
later joined the German Workers Party and was in charge of Propaganda. The party was small
at first but Hitler's great skill at deliberating speeches attracted more and more
listeners and it soon became a major party with many followers. Eventually Adolf Hitler
became it's leader and the rest as they history.

While spending time in prison for trying to overthrow the government Adolf Hitler wrote
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