1. THE BEGINNING

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1. THE BEGINNING



 



At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born



in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf



Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife



Klara.



 



As a young boy Adolf attendated church regulary and sang in the local



choir. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the



Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He was a pretty



good student. He received good marks in most of his classes. However in



his last year of school he failed German and Mathematics, and only



succeeded in Gym and Drawing. He drooped out of school at the age of 16,



spending a total of 10 years in school. From childhood one it was his



dream to become an artist or architect. He was not a bad artist, as his



surviving paintings and drawings show but he never showed any originality



or creative imagination. To fullfil his dream he had moved to Vienna the



capital of Austria where the Academy of arts was located. He failed the



first time he tried to get admission and in the next year, 1907 he tried



again and was very sure of success. To his surprise he failed again. In



fact the Dean of the academy was not very impressed with his performance,



and gave him a really hard time and said to him "You will never be



painter." The rejection really crushed him as he now reached a dead end.



He could not apply to the school of architecture as he had no high-school



diploma. During the next 35 years of his live the young man never forgot



the rejection he received in the dean\'s office that day. Many Historians



like to speculate what would have happened IF.... perhaps the small town



boy would have had a bit more talent....or IF the Dean had been a little



less critical, the world might have been spared the nightmare into which



this boy was eventually to plunge it.



 



2. WORLD WAR I



 



While living in Vienna Hitler he made his living by drawing small



pictures of famous landmarks which he sold as post cards. But he was



always poor. He was also a regular reader of a small paper which claimed



that the Araban race was superior to all and was destined to rule the



world. The paper blamed Communists and Jews for all their problems and



hitler agreed to those views. Hitler agree with most of the points made in



the publication. He continued to live a poor live in Vienna and in 1913



decided to move to Munich. Still living in Vienna and being Austrain by



birth, Hitler showed more loyalty to the Geramny. He thought that the



Aryan race was destined to rule the world. Many believe that he tried to



escape the draft but it was never proven. His live in Munich was not much



better then before and he continued to be poor. Then in 1914 World War I



broke out and Hitler saw this as a great opportunity to show his loyalty to



the "fatherland" by volunteering for the Imperial army. He did not want to



fight in the Austrian Army. Hitler was a good soldier. Many of political



opponents claimed that he was a coward but records clearly show that he was



not. He received to awards of bravery but never achieved a high Rank.



 



In 1918 Germany surrendered and Hitler was very upset about the loss.



He believed that it was the Jews and the Communists who betrayed the



"fatherland" and it was here that his disliking of the Jews most likely



began. Germany after the war was in chaos. With no real Government to



control the country, many groups tried to take control. One day a big



communist group staged a big riot but another group of ex-soldiers



including Hitler managed to hold them back.



 



3. THE NAZI PARTY



 



Since there were not many chances for employment Hitler stayed in the



army. Hitler was assigned the job of going go to various meetings of



groups which sprang up like mushrooms and to report on them. One day



September 12, 1919 - a fateful day in history, Hitler was sent to



investigate a small group which called itself the "German Workers Party".



Hitler was not to happy about his assignment. He thought it wouldn\'t be



worth it to even go. At the group mainly talked about the Countries



problem and how the Jews, communists and others where threatening the



master race and offered their own

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