Adolf Hitler a German politician, dictator of Nazi Germany and chancellor of Germany. Hitler was responsible for starting World War II and killing more than 11 million people during the Holocaust.
Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria on April 20, 1889. He had two brothers and three brothers. His sister Paula was the only one of his siblings to live past the age of six. After the death of his brother Edmund put Adolf into depression and he began to fight with his teachers and father. When Hitler was 13 his father died, by 16 Hitler dropped out of school and never returned. Two year later in 1907 he applied for art school at the Vienna Academy of Art. He was not excepted into the Academy twice.
At the start of World War I Hitler volunteered for the Bavarian Army. He started off my started off my serving as a dispatch runner and later started serving on the front lines. While on the front lines his commanding officers found him to be a very courageous soldier and was awarded the Iron Cross first and second class. On October 13, 1919 Hitler was temporarily blinded by a british mustard gas attack. He was hospitalized in Pasewalk. During his recovery he learned of the Germany’s defect which caused him great anger that Germany had given up so easily. After the war Hitler was also extremely mad about the treaty of versailles because it took almost everything away from Germany and blamed the war on them.
After the war in 1919 Hitler began to find that he was very interested in politics and joined the German Workers Party an anti-semitic group. During this time he realized how powerful speech could be and how he could use it to gain support. By 1921 he was the leader of the newly renamed National Socialist German Workers’ Party or Nazi. As Germany’s economy started to deteriorate the Nazi Party grew. On November 8th 1923 Hitler put staged the Nazi Beer Hall Putshch. With 56,000 members Hitler planed on forcing the Bavaria government to work with the Nazi party and march on Berlin. His plan failed and he was sentenced to five years at Landsberg Prison on counts of treason.
During his short nine month stay a prison Hitler wrote a book that he though of as “his bible” called the Mein Kampf (My Struggle). The book talks about his political ideas, his plans to transform the german society to one race. The book sold million of copies when Hitler came to power.
After Hitler got out of prison he began to build the Nazi party again. In 1929 when the world’s stock market crashed the Nazi Party saw there chance to move into power. Hitler began to run for office and in 1930 the Nazi Party had over 6.5 million votes. In 1933 Resident Hindenburg appointed Hitler chancellor because of his popularity. Hitler started started appointing more Nazi’s to the government and after the death of Hindenburg in 1934 Hitler secured power. After he ceased power he...