Adolf Hitler


4th hour


Adolf Hitler was one of the most feared men in the world. Hitler was also one of the most remembered men. Hitler could walk into a room and he would demand respect. Hitler was a real role model to some people. He was an energetic speaker that would grasp any ones attention.


Adolf Hitler was born at 6:00 P.M. on the evening of April 20,1889. He was born in the small Austrian village of Braunau Am Inn just across the border from Germany. His parents were Alois Hitler and Klara Polzl.


Adolf Hitler was born and his mother feared losing him like she had here other children. She would lavish and baby him. His father was not as caring or loving to Adolf. Adolf’s father beat him several times. Once he beat him so severely that he thought he had killed him. Then at age six Adolf’s father retired and he was at home all the time. This had a great affect on Adolf because now he was always being watched and his father would beat him and his brother more often now then ever before. Eventually Hitler’s brother ran off. This changed Hitler’s dad’s attention to Hitler himself so he got most of his father’s rage.


Hitler moved several times as a child. Where ever he went though he was always doing well in school. He was a good singer when he joined the choir. He also got good grades in all his classes. Hitler was also a good artist. He could have been an architect or almost anything he wanted to be. He also liked to play cowboys and Indians when he was a child. It was around this time that Hitler found one of his dad’s books about the war and he read it and decided that war was a great and glorious thing.


Hitler heard of the new advances in tanks, guns, and other technology. This intrigued him and other young men. He volunteered for the army. He thought that it would be a short war. He wanted to see action though. Hitler was considered a messy and unmilitary mannered soldier. Hitler was always volunteering for dangerous and unwanted jobs. Hitler also was strange in the way that he never complained. Hitler would do whatever he was told and not say a word about it.


In 1919 Hitler was assigned to investigate the German’s Workers party. He went to the meeting and he listened to what they had to say. He listened to them and got enraged at what they said and spoke out. Then the men in the room said he had the gift of gab and that they could use him. Hitler later got a post card inviting him to join the group. He liked their thoughts on nationalism and pro-military thoughts. He decided to join the German’s Workers Party. The name was eventually changed to the Nazi party.


Hitler also wrote a book. It was called Mein Kempf. The book divided humans into different categories. At the top of this was the Germanic man with fair skin, blond hair and blue eyes. He referred to this type of person as an Aryan. Hitler’s followers believed that if there was a supreme race then there must be a lesser race. That is how they looked at the Jews. Through out the book Hitler referred to the Jews as parasites, liars, and just down right scum.


In February 1933, the Nazis hatched a plan to burn the Reichstag building and end democracy once and for all. After the elections of March 5, 1933, the Nazis began a systematic takeover of the state governments throughout Germany, ending a centuries old tradition of local political independence. Armed SA and SS thugs barged into local government offices using the state of emergency decree as a pretext to throw out legitimate office holders and replace them with Nazi members. At this time, these early concentration camps were loosely organized under the control of the SA and the rival SS. Many were little more than barbed wire stockades know as \'wild\' concentration camps, set up by locals and SA leaders.


On August 7, during Hindenburg\'s elaborate State funeral, General Werner von Blomberg, caught up in the circumstance