Adolf Hitler

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Adolf Hitler

ADOLF HITLER 1. THE BEGINNING 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 marks 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.

2. WORLD WAR I 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. 3. THE NAZI PARTY 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. 4. HITLER IN

POWER 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

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