Adolf Hitler was born to Alois and Klara Hitler on April 20th, 1889 in Braunau, Austria. Hitler had shown his intellectual potential, leadership quality, and how popular he could become with his pupils in primary school. Secondary school was much more difficult for Adolf and he began to lose interest in participating in school. Adolf was then told to repeat the year but decided to drop out of school instead at the age of 15. At the age of 18, Adolf moved to Vienna with money that he inherited after the death of his father, who had died in 1903, in order to pursue an art career, his best subject in school. His applications to both the Vienna Academy of Art and the School of Architecture were rejected. After Adolf’s rejection to both of the schools he became interested in politics and he was impressed with the Christian-Socialist party. Adolf had volunteered to fight for the German Army in World War I where he began his military career.
Hitler began his military career by joining the German Army, where he was given the rank of Corporal due to his accolades as a dispatch-runner. Hitler had won multiple awards for bravery including the Iron Cross First Class. In October 1918, Hitler was blinded in a mustard gas attack and he was put in a hospital to recover from his injuries. During Hitler’s time in the hospital Germany had surrendered and he went into a state of depression. In 1919, Hitler attended his first meeting of the German Worker’s party as a spy for the German Army, but found that he was compelled by their ideas.
Hitler discovered he agreed with Anton Drexler’s views on German nationalism and anti-Semitism. However, Hitler disagreed with how the party was organised which lead him to make a passionate speech. Hitler gained his reputation as a great orator through his passion and the injustice brought on to Germany as a result of the Treaty of Versailles. On the 8th and 9th of November, 1923, Hitler staged the Nazi Beer Hall Putsch. Adolf hoped to force the Bavarian government to work alongside the Nazis and march on to Berlin. Hitler’s plan failed and Hitler was tried for treason, but the judge gave him a light sentence. While in prison Hitler wrote “Mein Kampf” or “My Struggle” which was composed of his political ideas. When Hitler was released from jail he reorganised his party, but the Nazi party did not gain a significant number of followers until the Great Depression. The gaining support for Hitler and the Nazi party led to the overtake of the Reichstag and led to Hitler implementing his plan to overturn the Treaty of Versailles and create the “perfect” race.
Accordingly, Hitler had invaded Poland on September 1st, 1939 thus sparking World War II in Europe. The first major battle for Germany was the blitzkrieg or “lightning war” on poland, a blitzkrieg is a battle technique that requires speed and the element of surprise which Germany used effectively to overpower Poland. After Germany’s swift victory against Poland they organized...