by: jace baccus
Hitler's Early Life
- Adolf Hitler was born in Austria-Hungary, a border town of Bavaria Germany.
- Hitler was interested in the fine arts, and attended an art school.
- Hitler moved to Vienna, Austria to pursue art.
- The city was known to be very anti-Semitic (against Jews).
- Hitler did not get into art school because a Jewish professor rejected his artwork.
- Hitler’s mother became ill but died after a Jewish doctor could not cure her.“
- Hitler made it clear that his time in Vienna was entirely the fault of the Jews – ‘I began to hate them.””
Hitler's Hard Times
- After his mother’s death, Hitler continued to live in Austria selling postcards and paintings, but it was not his purpose in life.
- World War I started and Hitler tried to join the Austrian army searching for his purpose in life.
- Hitler failed the army’s physical, so he joined the German army.
- Hitler was injured in battle and placed in the hospitalGermany had been winning the war up to this time.
- During his recovery, Germany surrendered.
- Hitler thought that the Jews forced Germany to surrender.
Hitler's Rise to Power
- Hitler entered into politics in Munich by speaking at the German Workers’ Party, which was an extreme anti-Semitic, anti-communist, right wing nationalist party.
- This group consisted of ex-soldiers.
- The German Workers’ Party became the National Socialist Workers’ Party, or Nazi.
- Hitler quickly becomes the recognized leader of the Nazis for his passionate beliefs.
- Hyperinflation ruined the middle class so they blamed the government.
- Hitler took over Munich by using the middle class.
- After taking over Munich, Germany took over Austria and Czechoslovakia.
- They killed a prisoner dressed in a Polish uniform and said he "attacked" a German radio station.
- This was Hitler's "reason" to attack Poland.
- Hitler killed more than 6 million Jews between 1939 and the end of the war in 1945.
- Jews were considered an inferior race.
- The Nazis didn't think the Jews were real people.
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