World History Bio: Adolf Hitler

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World History Bio: Adolf Hitler

Known as the leader of the Nazi Party during the Second World War, Adolf Hitler served as the chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and as the country's head of state from 1934 to 1945. Throughout his political career, he promoted anti-capitalism, anti-semitism, anti-communism, and German nationalism.

Adolf Hitler bio

Adolf Hitler was born to Alois Hitler and Klara Polzl in Braunau am Inn, Austria on April 20, 1889. At age three, Hitler's family relocated to Kapuzinerstrasse 5, Germany. The family then moved again to Leonding in 1894. Adolf Hitler was primarily a happy-go-lucky child until the death of Edmund, his younger brother, due to measles. As an effect on Hitler's behavior, he became morose, contradictory, and detached. In 1905, Adolf Hitler moved to Vienna and spent his early adulthood there as a bohemian supported by his mother and an orphan's pension. In 1913, he moved to Munich and served at the Bavarian Army during WWI. During his stint in the army, he received certain awards such as the Iron Cross (2nd class) and another Iron Cross (1st class). It was this time when some of Hitler's beliefs that influenced his actions as the Nazi leader were formed. After WWI, he remained with the army, although he was discharged in 1920. Before he was discharged, he was asked to spy and infiltrate a political party, the German Workers' Party. Hitler was impressed with how this party promoted their ideas and beliefs. After his discharge from the army, his ardent German patriotism inspired him to actively join the party's activities, which was later renamed as the Nazi party.

Hitler as the Nazi leader

As the Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler committed atrocious acts against his opponents, most especially against Jews during the Holocaust, a genocide that killed about 6 million Jews in Europe. His determination to create a unified Germany consisting purely of the Aryan race was Hitler's reason for such acts.

Adolf Hitler is probably one of human history's most memorable character because of his actions as the Nazi leader. Today, many museums and establishments commemorate the victims of Adolf Hitler's government-planned genocide or Holocaust.


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