Adolf Hitler

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Adolf Hitler

At about 6:30 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 vocal 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 dropped out of school at the age of 16, spending a total of 10 years in
school. From childhood, 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 has 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 say, is history.

While spending time in prison for trying to overthrow the government Adolf Hitler wrote
his famous book "Mein Kampf", in which he describes many problems and where he states that
the Jews and communists were responsible for those problems. He also decided on the "Final
Solution" to the "Jewish Question". It was his goal to eliminate the Jewish race from the
European continent. It is interesting to look and see how a small time boy from Austria
with no education, money or political background could become

within a few years the leader of big nation such as Germany. Historians believe that
Hitler saw a great opportunity to get his views across to the German people who have lost
all hope. Of course people did not start to support him right away. After he came into
power, the Nazi party took control over every aspect of

every day life. Hitler ordered the creation of a special police force to make sure that
all opponents would be elimanted, the Gestapo. He also gave orders to set up a special
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