Life of Hitler

On April 30,1945, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in an

underground bunker near the center of Berlin. His dream of a Thousand - Year Reich"
lay in ruins. German cities had been bombed, German armies captured or destroyed. A
week after Hitlers death, Germany offered unconditional surrender to Allied forces.
The nightmare of World War 2 in Europe came to an end.

Hitler was the only man responsible for the horrors of World War 2. But it was his
dream of world domination that possessed Germany. For twelve years he had the
opportunity to make the world over in the image of his sick fantasies. He nearly

Hitler was one of the most hated men in world history. But he

cannot be dismissed as simply a monster who through the accidents of history reached
great power. Hitler was a man whose prejudices and fears were shared by many other
people. He gained their trust, even their adoration. Millions, after all died fighting in his
name. We must take Hitler seriously both as an individual and as an effective politician
in order to understand how he gained so much power and how he abused that power.

Only then will we be able to appreciate the profound evil of Hitler and Nazism.

Adolf Hitler: The Man Behind the Mask!

Adlof Hitler was born April 20, 1889 to Alois and Klara Hitler and had a little sister
Paula and half-brother Alois J.R. and half-sister Angela.

Young Adolf was a good student in elementary. Energetic and smart, leader among
children his own age. Loved warlike games. Had an outstanding gift as a speaker. It
was also discovered Adolf could draw which encouraged him to want to become an

After returning to Vienna in February hoping to gain admission

to the Academy of Fine Arts, but had been turned down and later turned down twice
more after failing the entrance exam.

He lived alone most of his life until Reihold Hanisch, noted

his talent for drawing and suggested he produce postcards to be sold on taverns and on
the street. They sold well and Hanisch suggested Hitler produce water color pictures
which could be sold for more money.

His mother died December 21, 1907 and he left Vienna later on

in 1913 for he hated Jews and despised of his country because of the trade- unions,
democratic rule, and mankind. So, he left Vienna and went to Munich to study art and
architecture, while in the mean time becoming fascinated with politics as he continued
to struggle as an artist.

When all hopes of Hitler becoming an artist were lost

World War 1 had started when Archduke Franz Ferdinan was assassinatedon June 28
in Sarajevo. After that Austria declared war on Serbia, Germany declared war on
Russia and France.

Hitler volunteered for the German army and was accepted. He saw action on the
western front facing British, French, and Belgian troops. Hilter worked as a messenger.
He had receives six medals for bravery including the Iron Cross Medal which is
Germany\'s highest military honor. After Germany\'s defeat in 1917. Hitler felt military
had stabbed Germany in the back for giving up and not wanting to fight.

On June 28, 1919, Versailles Treaty was signed which caused a break down of military
and police organizations. A first attept at political democracy was made, but failed.

On March 31, 1920, The Nationalist Socialist Party German Workers Party was
formed. (Nazi) It\'s symbol was the Swastika. Hitler then became a private citizen and
wrote his book called Mein Kampf while in jail for a Putsch.

The Nazi Party was declared illegal so the National Socialist

Freedom Movement was formed. When released from jail on December 20,1924,
Germany resumed role as leader of European Culture. Hitler was appointed Chancellor
of Germany January 30, 1933. As a result Hitler wanted to control the world so he
started conflicts and opening fire on countries. Starting with Czechoslovakia then
Belgium, England and France. Hitler then wanted Poland, but in order to take Poland
he had to make a Peace Treaty with Russia as he did in August of 1939. In June of
1941 Hitler turned adn invaded the Soviet Union which went well as Germany had
scored another victory.

Being that Hitler disliked Jews he decided to attack any and

every Jew in Europe to create a one race nation. The first large scale

physical attack occured in November, 1938, after this attack Concentration or Death
Camps were set up