Adolf Hitler changed the course of history. His childhood strongly shaped his
personality. There were many deciding factors that determined the kind of person Hitler
Adolf's father was Alois, an illegitimate child, his mother was Marie
Schickulgruber. Alois took his fathers name Hitler before Adolf was born. Alois was
already a successful border guard when he was 18, and later became an Austrian customs
official. He retired in 1849 after 40 years of service. He was 58 and retired early because
of bad health.
After he retired he bought a nine acre farm near the small town of Hafeld. His
dream was to live a country life, but the farm took much more work than he expected.
Since his health was poor, he had a very hard time making a living on the farm. He had
always found that spending time with his children was irritating, but on the farm they were
forced to work side by side. This was difficult for Alois, who was very hard on the
children. He often beat them when they didn't mind. Adolf's father's main hobby was bee
keeping, often the mother had to remove 30 or more bee stingers at the end of a day.
Alois married his former house keeper, Klara Poelzl, in 1885 she was already
pregnant. Klara had three children who died when they were very young, before she had
Adolf. Five years late she had a daughter, Paula. Even though Klara was kind to her step
children she showed favoritism to her own children. Adolf was fond of his sisters but
never got along with Alois Jr., A step child from a previous marriage.
Alois Jr. especially disliked Adolf because their mother always loved Adolf mo...
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...-Semitic meeting and speaking in them avidly, often
arguing his view until having to be escorted to the door.
After his art work was rejected Adolf had a very disappointing year in 1913 and he
finally moved to Munich, Germany. He liked the city immediately. In spite of his
rejection in Vienna, Adolf moved to Germany hoping to study art even though the Munich
art market barely existed. He was forced to sell his artwork in beer halls to the drunken
occupants. Hitler was not discouraged though, he liked Munich much better than Vienna.
He had time to go to libraries and participate in debates in lecture halls and taverns.
Adolf Hitler's early years had a derogatory out come on the way he became. later In life
he became very bitter. He turned this bitterness on Jews, communists and the world in
general. He focused this hate all through his life.
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