The Life Span of Adolf Hitler

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The Life Span of Adolf Hitler

What were the factors that shaped the man who is view today as the symbol of pure evil; yet in the early 20th century was cheered by Germans and those who believed in his views and goals? What was the foundation for Adolf Hitler’s character and worldviews? There is no clear and simply answer to the reasons behind Adolf Hitler but we are going to be piecing together the fact in an attempt to understand the psychological aspect to which underlies his life.

Adolf’s father at the age of 39, Alois Schicklgruber changed his name to Alois Hitler. In 1885, Alois married a 24-year-old woman who was pregnant named Klara Pölzl. Klara’s first three children died, two of them died from diphtheria and one died shortly after birth. April 20, 1889, in Braumau, Austria, she gave birth to Adolf. He was a healthy baby and was christened (infant baptism) Roman Catholic. Alois was 52 years old when Adolf was born. Alois was a customs official who was know to be dishonest from birth that was described by his housemaid as a "very strict but comfortable" man. While there is sketchy evidence that Adolf's father regularly beat him during his childhood, it was not unusual for discipline to be enforced in that way during that period. Adolf’s His mother showered Young Adolf with love and affection out of fear of losing another child. Like most German speaking citizens of Austria, Hitler considered himself German and developed a strong sense of German nationalism. By 1908 both Hitler’s parents had died. Adolf's father died in 1903 after suffering a pleural hemorrhage. His mother developed terminal breast cancer and was treated by Dr. Edward Bloch, a Jewish doctor who served the poor. After an operation and excruciatingly painful and expensive treatments with a dangerous drug, she died on December 21, 1907. Adolf himself suffered from lung infections, quit school at the age of 16, partially the result of ill health and partially the result...
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