Adolf Hitler, 'Der Fuhrer
Born on 20 April 1889 in Braunau am Inn, Austria
1903-1914:Following his father's death, Hitler leaves school,He goes to Vienna, the capital of Austria, where he attempts to pursue his dream of becoming an artist. In 1908, following the death of his mother, he moves to Vienna to live.He moves to Munich, the capital of Bavaria, where he ekes out a living as a painter and technical draftsman, When the First World War breaks out Hitler volunteers for service with the German Army, joining the 16th Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment. He serves with some distinction and is awarded the Iron Cross, After the war, Hitler returns to Munich and begins to become involved in politics. He believes that Jews and Marxists are responsible for Germany's defeat.
1919-1930:He joins the German Workers' Party in September. A gifted and inspiring public speaker, he is soon placed in charge of the party's propaganda, Under Hitler's direction, the party adopts the swastika as its emblem and changes its name to the National Socialist (Nazi) Party. Its platform calls for the removal of civil rights for Jews and for their expulsion from Germany, The Nazi Party's "storm troopers" are formally organised into a private army. Called the Sturmabteilung (SA), Hitler becomes leader of the Nazi Party in July and is reffered to as the Fuhrer(Leader), On 8,1923 November Hitler and 600 armed members of the SA stage an abortive attempt to seize power in Munich. Hitler is arrested and tried for treason. The Nazi Party is outlawed. Hitler is arrested and trialed with a sentence of 5 years(imprisonment begins 1 April 1924), while ine prsion Hitler writes 'Mein Kampf'(My Struggle), Hitler is released a few days before Christmas(1924), The German Government is crippled when the Wall Street stock market crash of October ushers in the Great Depression. Unemployment rises from 8.5% in 1929 to 29.9% in 1932(1929), Hitler again exploits the...