Biography on Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, in Braunau, Austria, a small town just outside of Germany. Adolf received good marks during elementary school but became a poor student in high school. Adolf decided he wanted to become an artist, but this angered his ill tempered father. His father died when Adolf was 14, and at the age of 16 Adolf quit school. Because Adolfís mother received a pension he did not have to go to work. Instead he spent his time daydreaming, drawing, and reading books.

In 1907, Adolf Hitler moved to Vienna in search of becoming an artist. He wanted to become an art student at the Academy of Fine Arts, but failed the entrance examination twice. His mother died that year and he received some money that his mother had left him, he also inherited some money from his aunt. Hitler became fiercely nationalistic and developed a hatred for Jews and Slavs.

In 1913, He moved to Munich, Germany. One year later in 1914 World War One began and Hitler volunteered for service in the German army. He served valiantly as a messenger on the Western Front for most of the was taking part in some of the bloodiest battles. He was wounded and twce decorated for bravery. He rose only to the rank of Corporal. In 1918 when Germany surrendered Hitler was in a Hospital recovering from temporary blindness from exposure to mustard gas. He believed that the unity of the German nation was threatened, and that he must attempt to save Germany. After World War One Germany was forced to sigh the Treaty of Versailles.

After Hitlerís recovery from the mustard gas he returned to Munich and stayed in the army till March 1920. He then began attending nationalist group meetings. He joined the "German Workers Party", and it later became known as the "Nazi Party". The Nazi party demanded that citizens of non-German or Jewish origin be deprived of German Citizenship, and they called for the cancellation of the Treaty of Versailles. Adolf Hitler was a great politician and organizer. He could stir up great crowds of people with his astonishing speeches. He became the leader of the Nazi Party and attacked the government and declared that the Nazi Party could restore the economy and lead Germany to greatness again.

He also organized a private army called "Storm Troopers". Hitler used this army to fight the armies of Communist, Social Democratic, and other parties who opposed the Nazis. By October 1923 Hitler had gathered 15,000 storm troopers. They each had number of machine guns and rifles.

On November 8, 1923, in a beer hall Hitler proclaimed a Nazi revolution(also called putsch). One day later he tried to seize the Bavarian government using over 2,000 storm troopers, in what became known as the Beer Hall Putsch. The police opened fire and killed 16 marchers, Hitler was arrested and sentenced to 5 years on prison.

While he was in prison, Hitler began to write his book "Mein Kampf". In his book he wrote his beliefs and his future ideas. He wrote that territories lost in World War 1 would be regained and that he had plans to conquer part of Europe and the Part of the Soviet Union. He also said in his book that Germans were a superior form of humanity. He wrote that they must stay "Pure", by not marring Jews or Slavs. He blamed the Jews the Jews for all of the Worlds evils. He stated "By defending myself against the Jews, I am doing the Lordís work".

After being in prison for 9 months he was freed. Many Nazi members had changed to different political groups, as the government had outlawed the Nazis after the Beer Hall Putsch. After time Hitler tried to rebuild the Nazi Party by gaining many friends. He also led many speeches, marches and organized mass meetings.

After time Hitler rose higher and higher in politics, using his gift of giving speeches. The Nazis became the strongest party in the nation. Finally, on January 30, 1933 Hitler was named chancellor. Hitler and the Nazis set up organizations for young people. These organizations were designed to condition the children to military discipline and to win their loyalty