Table of contents:
Page 3- Introduction
Page 4- Background and family life
Page 5- Hitler during WWI and the beginning of politics
Pages 6-7 – The Rise of Hitler
Page 9-12 World War II
Page 13- The Death of Hitler
Page 14- Conclusion
Page 15- Bibliography
Adolf Hitler was leader of Germany during 1933-1945 and the primary mastermind of both World War II and the mass destruction of millions of people whom he deemed inferior to the Aryan ideal.
Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau on the Inn, April 20, 1889 to Alois and Klara Poelzl. A short-tempered child, he grew hostile towards his father, especially once he had retired and the family had moved to Linz. Alois died in 1903 but left money to take care of the family. Hitler was close to his mother, who was highly indulgent of Hitler, and he was deeply affected when she died in 1908. He left school at 16 in 1905, intending to become a painter. Hitler went to Vienna, where he remained until 1913. He tells of "five years of misery and desolation during which I had to earn my bread first as a workman on odd jobs and later as a decorator's man. And scanty bread it was, never enough to satisfy even an ordinary appetite." It seems that Hitler was most afraid of becoming declassed. His father, although a minor official, had considered himself a gentleman, "Herr Vater" to his son. It is known that he did sell some water colors to frame dealers who disliked exhibiting empty frames and that he also sold painted cards which were all bought up after he became Chancellor. Hitler's tastes in art have since been described as "petty bourgeois." The things he commends are those generally considered mediocre. He dislikes the modern schools, especially the primitive.
Hitler moved to Munich in 1913 and avoided Austrian military service in early 1914 by virtue of being unfit. However, when the First World War broke out in 1914 he joined the 16th Bavarian Infantry Regiment, serving...