Adolf Hitler

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Adolf Hitler

“Germany will either be a world power or will not be at all.” (Hitler 137) Hitler was driven by his hunger for power, causing the death of millions of innocent people. No one could have known the dramatic effect this man would soon have on the world.

Adolf Hitler’s life began in Austria on April 20, 1889. Born at the Braunqu-am-inn. Hitler had four siblings Gustav Hitler, Ida Hitler, Paula Hitler, and Edmund Hitler. Gustav and Ida Hitler died in their infancy, while his brother Edmund Hitler died at the age of six. Ida Hitler was the only one to live to her adulthood. Hitler also had a half brother and sister, Alois Hitler Jr. and Angela Hitler Raubal. Adolf Hitler was the fourth child of six. His father was Alois Hitler and his mother was Klara Hitler. Adolf Hitler moved several times throughout his childhood, farm houses mainly. (5)

Hitler’s father saw talent in him when it came to academics so he pushed him. He became very interested in art and he was a great student in his early school years but his talents wore off as he reached higher grades. Hitler had spent four years in Realschule in Linz. He had left school to become a painter. He became very unpopular and he went straight from the top to the bottom. In October 1907 he had left home from Vienna, where he remained until 1913 leading a bohemian, vagabond existence. Hitler’s father died in 1903 from pleural hemorrhage and later on in 1907 his mother died from terminal breast cancer. (6) Hitler’s dreams of becoming a painter didn’t follow through so he decided to join the army.

When Hitler became old enough he joined the military. He was a member of major parties and organizations. First he became a member of the German army in 1914 at the...

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