ADOLF HITLER- Wanted. Dead or Alive

Reward- 200,000 Dollars

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Background

Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889. He was born in Braunau Austria. His parents, Alois and Klara Hitler, had six other children. Hitler never finished high school.but he moved to Vienna to apply to an art institute. After he was not accepted Hitler moved to Munich. From there he insisted to join the German army during WWI.

After the war Hitler joined the Nazi party. The Nazis were a group of people who believed in a superior race, Aryan, and thought that Germany should be purified of all other races. Hitler soon elected the leader of the Nazi party, called the Fuhrer. He held many rallies, where he gave speeches that rallied people and encouraged them to spread ideas about the hatred of Jews. Hitler was eventually given the position of chancellor of Germany (head of the government). This gave him a LOT of power including the power to control the military. He abused this power and used it to persecute the Jews and other non-Aryans.

Central Beliefs

  • Hitler considered the superior race to be Aryans, or white people with blonde hair and blue eyes
  • He believed that Jews, the disabled, homosexuals, gypsies, and others were "undesirables" and were unworthy and inferior.
  • He thought that Jews were to blame for Germany's problems and that they should be punished.
  • Hitler wanted to "purify" Germany by ridding it of Jews and other "undesirables".
  • He believed that people of the Aryan race were better than those of all other races and that Aryans should be the only race allowed to live and reproduce in Germany.

Reasons Why Wanted

  • Violated the Treaty of Versailles by failing to pay off war debts from WWI.
  • Ordered the Nazis to persecute and kill over 6 million Jews and around 4 million others.
  • Violated the Treaty of Versailles by creating a larger army, navy, and air force than were allowed.
  • Caused WW2 to begin. Invaded many countries during WW2 including France, Belgium, Poland, etc.
  • Violated the Treaty of Versailles by invading the Rhineland.