The Life of Adolf Hitler

The Life of Adolf Hitler

Early Life
Adolf Hitler was born on 20 April 1889 in Braunau am Inn, Austria. His father, Alois Hitler (Also known as Alois Schicklgruber), was a customs official.

His mother, Klara Polzl was a domestic servant who was 23 younger than her husband.

Hitler is badly treated by his father and spoilt by his mother. He has two elder brothers, Gustav Hitler (1885-1886) who died during an outbreak of diphtheria and Otto Hitler (1887-1887), two elder sisters, Ida Hitler (1886-1886) who also died of diphtheria and Angela Hitler (1883-1949), one younger brother, Edmund Hitler (1894-1900) who died of measles on 2 February 1900 and one younger sister, Paula Hitler (1896-1960). Soon in 1903 his father dies and Hitler leaves school.

In 1907 Hitler goes to Vienna and tries to gain admission to the Academy of Fine Arts, failing the entrance examination twice. On the same year Hitler’s mother dies of iodoform poisoning from the treatment of breast cancer surgery.

In 1913 he moves to Munich, the capital of Bavaria.

Young Adult - WWI
When the First World War breaks out Hitler volunteers for service with the German Army, joining the 16th Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment. He does really well in the army and is awarded the Iron Cross, Second Class. In 1918 he is awarded the Iron Cross, First Class. He also developed shell-shock and is admitted to a military hospital.

After the War
After the war, Hitler returns to Munich and begins to become involved in politics and develops a hatred for Jews as he believes that Jews were responsible for Germany's defeat.

In 1918 he joins the German Workers' Party. He is soon placed in charge of the Party and he changes the name of the party to National Socialist Party (Nazi). He takes the swastika as the party’s emblem.

In 1923 on the 8th of November, Hitler and 600 armed people try to seize power in Munich the attack fails and Hitler is arrested and trialed for treason. He is sentenced to five years jail but he only does...

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