English Comp. 2
10 August 2010
Adolf Hitler: What lead to the Holocaust
Adolf Hitler was born on April 20th 1889. He was born in Braunau-am-Inn, Austria. His parents were Alois and Klara Hitler. Adolf had 4 siblings but only one survived, the rest died in their infancy. At the age of six Adolf attended school. He did extremely well at primary school and it seemed he had a bright future ahead of him. His peers liked him and was admired by his them because of his leadership qualities. When Hitler went to a secondary school he was not at the top of his class any more. Since he was struggling with the competition he stopped trying. Hitler wanted to become and artist and his father disapproved. Alois did not want this for his son he wanted his son to join the civil service. As time went on his peers stopped liking him and they were no longer accepting him as their leader. At the age of fifteen Hitler quit school because his father had pasted away and their was nothing keeping him there. He was doing poorly and his peers did not like him.
At the age of 16 Adolf did not want to work and did not want to study, he became interested in politics and history. Between the ages of 16-19 he applied to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts and did not get accepted . He then moved to Vienna and tried to make a living by selling his paintings. His mother died of cancer when he was 19 in 1907 and he no longer had anybody to support him. He did not have to work because of receiving his fathers civil service pension. After a year he did not succeed and ended up living in homeless shelters and eating at soup-kitchens. At this time, 1909 he should have registered for military service. Adolf did not want to serve Austria so when he received his call-up papers he ignored them. Four years later Authorities caught up with him because he had registered for the Austro-Hungarian Army. He was rejected by them because they said he was...