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Adolf Hitler Essay, Research Paper Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was born on April 20th, 1889 in Braunau, Austria. He was the fourth child of Alois Schickelgruber and Klara Hitler. The couple?s first three offsprings died as children, but more two more were born later, in addition to Adolf?s half siblings from his father?s previous marriage. A housemaid described Adolf?s father as a strict but comfortable man, and his mother was known to give Adolf much love and affection. As a child, Adolf was very skilled at artwork, and even went to a special school for awhile, but he didn?t do well there. His father died in 1903 of a pleural hemorrhage, and his mother died in 1907 of breast cancer. Hitler spent six years in Vienna, Austria, the center of anti-Semitism. He was virtually

penniless. These years helped him develop prejudices about Jews, and an interest in politics. At the time, two of his closest friends were Jewish and he admired many Jewish art dealers and operatic performers and producers. Hitler later was arrested for avoiding military service for World War I. When he was eventually caught, he was found ?unfit?too weak?and unable to bear arms.?1 Later, he served four years. Near the end of the war, Hitler was partially blinded when he was exposed to poison gas. In 1919, Adolf joined the German Workers? Party (later renamed National Socialist German Workers? ? or Nazi ? Party). In 1921, he was elected as the party?s chairman, or F?hrer. Later in 1923, Hitler led an uprising against the Weimar Republic, the German government. Unfortunately for

him, the uprising failed, and he was sentenced to five years in prison. He only served nine moths of this sentence though, during which he dictated his auto-biography, Mein Kampf (My Struggle). “[The Jews'] ultimate goal is the denaturalization, the promiscuous bastardization of other peoples, the lowering of the racial level of the highest peoples as well as the domination of his racial mishmash through the extirpation of the folkish intelligentsia and its replacement by the members of his own people,” he wrote.2 A second volume of Mein Kampf was published in 1927, and more than five million copies of the book were sold before the beginning of World War II. ____________________ 1. Hitler?s Early Life. 2. Mein Kampf Picture: “And so I believe to-day that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator. In standing guard against the Jew I am defending the handiwork of the Lord.” ~Mein Kampf Hitler made many famous speeches during his rise to power. A few are quoted in certain areas of this report. His goal was to create a new empire that would last for one thousand years. He ran for president in 1932 and became chancellor in January, 1933. In November, 1937, he outlined his master plan as described in Mein Kampf at ?F?hrer Conference.? World War II began in September of 1939, when Germany attacked Poland. By then, Germany had already taken over Austria and Czechoslovakia. In 1940, Hitler conquered Poland, the

Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, France, and almost Britain. His next move would be attacking the Soviet Union, even though he had recently made a non-aggression pact with them in 1939. His attempt took place in June of 1941, but the Soviet armies were ready for attack, and turned the momentum of the war against Germany. Soon after, Hitler ordered that all Jews be destroyed. The Nazis called this die Endl?sung (”the Final Solution”). Jews were shot on the spot, wherever they might have been found. Extermination camps and concentration camps were set up to speed up the process to rid the world of the Jewish faith. ?By the end of the war, approximately six million Jews had been shot, gassed, or worked to death.?3 By April, 1945, Hitler realized that his attempt to take