Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler, to some, was a great ruler, but to others he was a murderer.

Hitler was the leader of the Nazi party and was the dictator of Germany. He
ordered to have millions of Jews murdered or thrown in prisons. Adolf Hitler
was born April 20, 1889, in a small town in Australia called Branuan. His
dad’s name was Alios Hitler and was a customs official. He was 51 years old
when Adolf was born. Klara Polz, Adolf’s mother, was a farm girl and was
28 when Adolf was born. Klara and Alios had 6 children , but only Adolf
and his sister Paula survived childhood. Adolf was a good student in
elementary and got good grades. When he reached high school his studies
dropped, and he dropped out of school when he was just 16 years old. In
1903 his father, Alios, died. Four years later, Hitler went to Vienna to study
art, while he was away his mother, Klara, died. Hitler’s hate for Jews and
Slavs grew and became fiercely nationalistic. In 1913 he moved to Munich,
Germany to become part of the Australian Army. The army found him
physically unfit to be in the service. World War I began August 1914 and
Hitler immediately signed for the Germany Army and was accepted. He
served as a messenger and was decorated twice for bravery after two near
death experiences. He was promoted to corporal. While recovering from an
battle injury that caused temporary blindness, Germany surrendered to her
enemies in November 1918. Hitler was angered and felt compelled to save
Germany. In the Autumn of 1919, Hitler attended meetings of the “Germany
Workers Party.” After joining the group and they decided to change their
name to “National Socialist German Workers.” This party was soon known
as the Nazi party. Hitler was chosen as the leader because he was a skillful
politician and organizer. In 1923 German workers went on strike against the
government. Germany’s money value decreased to about nothing. Hitler
proclaimed a Nazi revolution or a “putch.” While Hitler and 2,000 troops
were protesting, the police shot into the crowd, killing 16 troops. Hitler was
arrested and sentenced to five years in jail. While Hitler was in jail he wrote
the Mein Kamph which means “My Struggle.” The book revealed his beliefs
and ideas for Germany’s government and his plans on taking over Europe. He
believed that Germans were superior humanity and Hitler wanted to keep
Germany “pure.” He said Jews and Slavs were the evils of the world. In
December 1924, Hitler was released after serving only nine months. The
economy’s recovery was very slow, but now most people had work, homes,
food, and hopes for the future. After the revolt, the government decided to
outlaw the Nazi party. Hitler argued against the government to lift the law.

The government later decided to lift the law. The depression hit Germany in
1930. Hitler spoke many speeches promising to get rid of the communists
and other “enemies.” In 1933 Hitler became chancellor of Germany. There
were two other Nazi in the cabinet, Goering and Wilhelm Frick. Through
Wilhelm Frick leadership the Nazis had control of the police. Groering
organized a big army and ordered them to shoot any “enemies” on any
encounter. When the dictator, Hindenburg, died, Hitler became dictator and
received full power of Germany. Hitler preferred the name Fuhrer und
Reichskanzer meaning “leader.” With the Nazi party controlling Germany,
Jews were ordered around frequently. In 1935 the Jews in Germany were
declared to have lesser rights than any other citizens. Thousands of Jews
decided to leave their homes. The Jews who stayed were forced into
concentration camps and needed official permission to accept work, move,
or even travel. Hitler set up organizations to train children military discipline
and loyalty to the country. The boys organizations was called “Hitler’s
Youth.” The girls organization was called “Society of Germany Maidens.” The
kids were taught to spy on their families and report on anti-Nazi criticism.

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Hitler began to build the army so it was ready to fight. In 1938 Hitler took
over Australia and made is part of Germany. In March 1939 he took over
Czechoslovakia. Later on September 1, 1939 Germany invaded Poland
starting World War 2. Britain and France declared war two days later. Hitler
took over Poland in a few weeks. By spring 1940 Hitler conquered
Denmark, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, and France. In June
Benito Mussolini, Italy’s dictator, declared war on Germany. A year later,
Hitler invaded the Soviet Union. The U.S. sent supplies to support the Soviet
Union. Totally about 2/3 of the Jews in Europe, six million, were murdered.

Hitler’s victims also included Gypsies, Poles, Slavs, Jahova witnesses, priests,
and ministers. People were tryig to overthrow Hitler since 1938. Hitler
almost died when e found a bomb in a briefing room June 1944. In 1945
Hitler married Eva Braun. One day later Hitler and Eva both killed
themselves on April 29, 1945. Seven days later Germany surrendered. In
conclusion, Adolf Hitler, and an filled with an intense anger, killed millions
of Jews, who in his eyes were an inferior race. Hitler desired to create a
“pure” race, white skin, blonde hair and blue eyes. It is sad that he organized
followers to destroy so many innocent lives to design what is not possible.
Bibliography “Adolf Hitler.” Microsoft Encarta 2000. 2000 Ed. “Adolf
Hitler.” World Book. 1999 Ed. The Rise of Adolf Hitler online. Available: 1999,Oct.21.

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Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 in the small town of Branau, Austria. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his fathers third wife Klara. As a boy, Adolf attended church regularly. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He was a good student. He received good marks in most of his classes. However in his last year of school he failed German and Mathematics, and only succeeded in Gym and Drawing. He dropped out of school at the age of 16, spending a total of 10 years in school. From childhood, it was his dream to become an artist or architect. He was not a bad artist. To fulfill his dream, he moved to Vienna, the capital of Austria where the Academy of the Arts was located. He failed the first time he tried to get admission and in the next year, 1907, he tried again and was very sure of success. To his surprise, he failed again. In fact the Dean of the Academy was not very impressed with his performance, and gave him a hard time and said to him, “You will never be painter.” The rejection made him reach a dead end. He could not apply to the school of architecture, as he had no high-school diploma. While living in Vienna, Hitler made his living by drawing small pictures of famous landmarks, which he sold as post cards. However, he was always poor. He was also a regular reader of a small newspaper that suggested that the Arian race was the superior race. The paper blamed Communists and Jews for all their economic problems and Hitler agreed with those views. He continued to live a poor life in Vienna and in 1913 decided to move to Munich. Being Austrian by birth, Hitler showed more loyalty to the Germany. His life in Munich was not better then before and he continued to be poor. Then in 1914, World War I broke out and Hitler saw this as a great opportunity to show his loyalty to the “fatherland” by volunteering for the German Imperial army. He did not want to fight in the Austrian Army. In 1918, Germany surrendered and Hitler was very upset about the loss. He believed that it was the Jews and the Communists who lost the war for Germany. This was when he started his intense disliking of Jews. With no real Government to control the country, many groups tried to take control. Since he could not get a job, Hitler stayed in the army. Hitler was assigned the job of going to various meetings of groups and to report on them. On September 12, 1919, Hitler was sent to investigate a small group that called itself the, “German Workers Party.” He thought it would not even be worth it to go. At the group they mainly talked about the countries problems and how the Jews, Communists and others where threatening the master race and offered their own solutions. He later joined the German Workers Party and was in charge of propaganda. The party was small at first but Hitler’s great skill with speeches attracted more and more listeners. It soon became a major party. He became the groups leader. Then the German government threw Hitler in jail for trying to overthrow the government.While spending time in prison, he wrote his famous book, “Mein Kampf,” in which he states that the Jews and Communists were responsible for economic and social problems. Of course, people did not start to support him right away after he wrote the book. He was now the leader of the party which was no longer the Gemans workers Party. It was the Nazis.After he came into power, the Nazi party took control over every aspect of everyday life. Hitler ordered the creation of a special police force to make sure that all opponents would be eliminated, the Gestapo. They used propaganda against the Jews and other minority groups, which were enemies. Teachers had to belong to the Nazi party. Children were taught that Jews were the source of all their problems. Since the country was in economic chaos after the war because Germany was forced to pay billions in damages. The Germans saw hope in Hitler. In the late 1920s, the depression hit which made the situation even worse. Hitler in his speeches blamed the Jews and Communists for their misfortunes and many listened. Unemployment was very high at that time, standing at about 25%. Hitler also spoke out against the unfairness of the Versailles Treaty. Germany lost a lot of its territory. He believed the pure Arian race was destined to rule the world. He preached that all Germans must unite in order for this goal to succeed.Hitler publicly stated his views on the Jews, the Jews of Germany did not see Hitler as a great threat at first. However, when Hitler became chancellor and eventually took over totally they changed their mind. The first thing he did was to take the Jews their right to vote. Soon they were not allowed to hold positions such as teachers, doctors or lawyers. How did Hitler get the Germans to like him? Many looked for answers and hope. Hitler was an answer to them. He promised to rebuild the Glorious Germany of the past. First, he started to build up the Wehrmacht. Germany was not allowed to have more than 100,000 men in its army, but Hitler broke the treaty and gave orders to increase that number. Factories started putting out weapons and people now had jobs. To the Germans this was a very good sign. Little did they know that they would be at war soon.At first, the Allies did nothing about the fact that Hitler broke the Treaty. He gave speeches in which he indicated that the German people needed living space. He marched into the Reihnland, an area Germany lost in WWI. Next, he moved into Austria, his home country and gained power without a shot being fired. Following Austria, he wanted control of the Sudetenland, a part of Czechoslovakia, which was mainly German speaking. The allies did not want another war so they let Hitler do what he wanted to, but when he attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 the allies no longer stood by and watched. Britain and France declared war on Germany a few days after later, World War II began.After Germanys army conquered and occupied a territory. the Gestapo quickly followed. They would round up Jews, Communists, Gypsies, Homosexuals and other enemies of the German people. They would then be put on trains. They were sent to concentration camps. Camps such as Auschwitz, Treblinka, Bergen Belsen were all equipped with gas chambers to make the killing process quick. In those camps 6 million Jews and many others were killed by the Nazis. Hitler’s army seemed unstoppable but in the end, the allies managed to win many decisive battles. Eventually on, April 30th, 1945 Hitler committed suicide in his bunker by shooting himself in the mouth, with his new wife Eva Braun. Their bodies were burned, but no one knows what happened to the “Fuhrer’s” and his wife of one day’s ashes. On May 7, 1945, Germany surrendered unconditionally. Hitler was one of the most, if not the most cruel man to ever walk the face of the earth. His belief of the “Arian” race being the superior race made him hate all others. He thought of blacks as being “Sub-human.” Most of all he hated the Jews. So much that in early 1945, when equipment and manpower was badly needed on the front Hitler insisted on man and equipment staying and continuing to transport Jews to the camps. In his testament (will), he left his money to his family. He also left a message to the Germany people, “Above all I charge the leaders of the nation and those under them to scrupulous observance of the laws of race and to merciless opposition to the universal prisoner of all peoples, international Jewry.” The only people which would be spared where the Scandinavians to the north, since they were closely related to the German race. With Hitler’s death, the Nazi party quickly fell. However, there is still a lot of tension in todays Germany.

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