Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler: The Bane of Jewish Existence
Despite becoming the dictator of Germany, Hitler was not born there. He was actually born in Braunau am Inn, Austria to Alois and Klara Hitler on April 20, 1889. Hitler’s father died in 1903 when Hitler was 13 years old and his mother died in 1907 when he was 18. It was and still is said that Hitler’s mother, Klara, was the only person that he genuinely loved. In his youth, Hitler dreamed of becoming an artist. He applied twice to the Vienna Academy of Arts only to be denied both times. After four years of struggling in Vienna he moved to Munich, Germany in May 1913. His hatred for Jews was picked up during those four years. When he moved to Germany he joined the German Army and fought in World War 1. Hitler endured and survived four years and was awarded 2 Iron Crosses for bravery. Hitler sustained two major injuries during the war. The first occurred in October 1916 when he was wounded by a grenade splinter. The other was on October 13, 1918, when a gas attack caused him to go temporarily blind. It was while Hitler was recovering from the gas attack that the armistice was announced. Hitler was furious that Germany had surrendered and felt strongly that Germany had been “stabbed in the back” by its leaders. In 1919, Hitler became the 55th member of a small anti-Semitic party called the German Worker’s Party. Hitler soon became the party’s leader, created a 25-point platform for the party, and established a bold red background with a white circle and swastika in the middle as the party’s symbol. In 1920, the party’s name was changed to National Socialist German Worker’s Party (the Nazi Party). Over the next several years, Hitler often gave public speeches that gained him attention, followers, and financial support. In November 1923, Hitler spearheaded an attempt to take over the German government through a putsch (a coup), called the Beer Hall Putsch. When the coup failed, Hitler was caught and sentenced to five years…

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