Planes flew in the air as soldiers marched forward; they held blood red flags with a yellow symbol upon them. It was the Soviet Union. A man with gray hair and a mustache scurried to a tent as he held a woman in his hand. They both held hand guns at the ready. The troops had already begun infiltrating their camp. Both of them saw what was happening, and knew what must be done. At the same time they held the guns to their head and pulled the trigger. That was the end of Adolf Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun. Hitler was the man responsible for the destruction of numerous countries, the suffering of many Europeans, and the disgrace of his country. During this time, over 4 million Jews were slaughtered in gas chambers. This time was known as the Holocaust. Why would Hitler do such horrible things? What was his incentive in killing so many people? Though Hitler was considered a mad man as an adult, his childhood was ordinary. Therefore, Adolf Hitler had a fascinating life.
In 1889, Hitler was born into a peasant family, with five other siblings, only he and his sister Karla survived. As a father, Alois Hitler was always hard on his son constantly beating him and telling him to succeed in school. He made his father proud all throughout grade school; he was popular among his classmates and had strong leadership qualities. As a child he also picked many of his father’s religious qualities. As Adolf went into secondary school and competition increased, Hitler fell into despair as his grades dropped and he lost his popularity among his peers. His father, now at the age of 61, died from a heart attack. His death did not emotionally harm Hitler in any way. As he continued school, his grades never improved; in fact they dropped even more. Although he had bad grades, he had taken a liking tp art and architecture. At 15, he convinced his mom to let him drop out of secondary school. His primary plan was to move to Vienna and apply for an art or architecture college. He was immediately rejected. Shortly after, his mother died devastating Hitler. He spent the next year wandering Vienna and spending the money he inherited from his father. When World War 1 began, he joined the German Army rather than the Austrian. He enjoyed the war and putting himself in precarious positions for the army. Other soldiers often considered him strange and abnormal. Soldiers often said Hitler would usually sit in a corner and stare into space for hours. They also mentioned Hitler would sometimes stand up and give hate driven emotional speeches about how the Jews are lazy and not working hard enough in the army. Eventually, Hitler was hired as a dispatch runner to carry messages from the front lines to the German army’s headquarters. In the peak of the war 8 dispatch runners were sent to deliver a vital message to German army’s headquarters. The dispatch runners were caught in a British attack and only 3 out of 8 survived. Hitler was able to successfuly deliver his message. Due to his success, he was awarded 5 medals. This was his first accomplishment in a long time and it greatly boosted his morale (Adolf Hitler pg 1-3).
Though he won medals, due to his abnormal personality and his introverted nature, he was only given the rank of Corporal. At the end of the war, Hitler was blinded by a British gas attack; he was rushed to the army hospital. While Hitler was regaining his vision, he was told that Germany lost the war, this news sent Hitler into deep depression, and he spent hours on end sobbing. He felt his effort tin the war had been for nothing. After a month he recovered fully and was re-stationed in Munich where an upcoming socialist evolution began. Hitler absolutely hated the socialists; he thought that equality was a Jewish conspiracy and needed to be ended. In 1919, as the revolution was at its peak, Germany invaded Munich. Hitler was arrested as a conspirator. He told the Germany army officials that he was on their side. Eventually, German...
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