Adolf Hitler was one of the worst dictators that the world has ever seen. Some people called him the devil, because of what he did to the Jews during WWII. Hitler was a dictator that ordered the execution of millions of Jews and other people, during his reign of Nazi Germany. As a teenager Hitler served in WWI and years later was thrown in jail, where he wrote his book Mien Kampf. Hitler soon became the dictator of Germany and started WWII.
At the age of twenty five, Hitler enlisted in the German army. Some say that this was the beginning of Hitler’s reign. He volunteered to be a soldier in WWI, and in his first battle about 3000 of his regiment were killed (Spielvogel 97). Hitler was lucky during the war, by only receiving a shell fragment wound to the to his leg. Hitler blamed the Jews for much of the apathy and anti-war sentiments and saw them as conspiring to spread unrest and threaten the German war effort. These ideas that Hitler had against the Jews, lead to the growing hatred toward them. Many people say that this was the beginning of what was to come, in the coming years.
After WWI, Hitler’s hatred on Jews grew, saying that Germany had been subverted by a Jewish/Communist conspiracy and that therefore World War I had never been lost (The History Place). Germany was in a very poor state, so in 1923 the Nazi party, which numbered 50,000, and Hitler launched a failed plot in Munich against the Weimar Republic. After the failed plot Hitler was sentenced to five years in prison for treason, but only served nine months. During his time in jail he wrote Mein Kampf. This book was Hitler’s plans for the future. In the book Hitler divided humans into categories based on physical appearance, establishing higher and lower orders, or types of humans (The History Place). According to Hitler, a German man with fair skin, blue eyes and blond hair are at the top of the top, and Jews and Slavic people are at the bottom (Grobman). Throughout the book Hitler refers to Jews as parasites, liars, dirty, maggot, repulsive, and the mortal enemy of Aryan humanity. When the book was originally released it was not a big hit, but after Hitler become Chancellor of Germany, millions of copies were sold.
In 1929 Hitler and the Nazi party came to power by the vote of ordinary people. Because of stock market crash in 1929 the message of the Nazi party appealed to Germans more than ever. The Nazi propaganda was very easy to accept by offering hope, and its provision of a scapegoat, the Jews, and Communists. Although Hitler lost to Hindenburg he became a much more popular as a result and the Nazis came to hold more than one third of the seats in the parliament. Hindenburg disliked Hitler, but he advised that Hitler could be kept under control, so he named him chancellor. Once Hitler had a position of power he used the Nazi majority he declared a national state of emergency. Germany soon became a one party police...