Hitler’s Rising Glory
In recent months, a new force seems to be arising in German Politics. Adolf Hitler and the Nazi’s have hit the headlines with their meetings, banners and radical ideas. What Makes this man so successful?... Adolf Hitler was born and bred in as Austria. He had a troubling relationship with his father throughout his life; however he maintained a strong relationship with his mum. After leaving school at the age of 16, young Hitler travelled to Vienna in order to fulfil his dreams of becoming a painter. Things for Hitler took a turn for the worst not long after his arrival in Vienna. Between 1909 and 1914 he was virtually homeless and living on the street of Vienna. This is the period in which Hitler’s hatred of Jews and foreigners grew, he saw rich Jews and foreigners who looked down on him, fuelling his hate for them. When the world war broke out in 1914, Hitler was quick sign up. He served with distinction and was awarded the Iron Cross . He was very reluctant to accept defect when the war finished and found the armistice had to accept and the terms of the treaty of Versailles merely impossible to accept. He was part of a number of people who hated the Weimar Republic, accusing its members of stabbing the Germans in the back. To Hitler, the life when the Kaiser ruled was known as the ‘glory days’ for Germany. Hitler remained in the Army as an intelligence worker in Munich. In doing so, he came across the German Workers Party led by Anton Drexler. The ideas of this party appealed to Hitler and he left the army and joined the DAP in 1919. Hitler has been noted for his enthusiasm in his new job, and was noticed by Drexler very soon on. He was put in charge of the party’s propaganda and political ideas. The DAP had recently been renamed as the National Socialist German Workers Party, or Nazi for short. There ideas are simply, they wish to abolish the Treaty of Versailles, form and Anschluss with Austria, allow only ‘true’ Germans to live in...
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