Adolf Hitler

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Adolf Hitler

EARLY YEARS

Adolf Hitler was born in Austria, on the 20th of April 1889. His father was a customs
officer and his mother a peasant girl, he was a poor student who never completed high
school. He lived in Vienna until 1913 and lived off his orphans pension and money from
pictures he drew. He read a lot of books and began to develop anti-Jewish and
antidemocratic beliefs, a like to outstanding individuals and a dislike for ordinary
working people.


In World War I Hitler, who was in Munich, volunteered in the *Bavarian army. He proved to
be a dedicated and courageous soldier but he was never promoted beyond private first
class. After Germany's defeat in 1918 he returned to Munich staying in the army till 1920.
His commander then made him an educational officer with the permission to justify his
charges against pacifist and democratic ideas. In September 1919 he joined the nationalist
German Workers party and in April 1920 he went on to work full time for the party that had
changed its name to the National German Workers (nazi) party. In 1921 he was elected party
chairman with very dominating powers.


RISE TO POWER

Hitler after organizing many meetings, terrorizing political rivals spread his racial
hatred and soon became an important part in Bavarian Politics, and was assisted by his
high officials and businessmen. In November 1923 he led an uprising against the Weimar
Republic but without military support his rebellion failed and as the organizer he was
sentenced to five years in prison, of which he served 8 months and was then released as
the result of a general amnesty. He then rebuilt his party without interference from the
government in December 1924. When the Great Depression struck in 1929 his theory of it as
a Jewish plot to make Germany a communist country was accepted by many Germans, he then
promised a stronger country with many jobs and national glory, he attracted millions of
voters and Nazi representation in Germanys parliament rose from 12 seats to 107 in just 2
years. During the next two years the nazi party kept expanding and benefiting from the
growing unemployment, fear of everyone becoming an equal (communism) and the shyness of
his political rivals.








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