Genius Hour Project
One evening my Daddy was reading about a man named Hitler. I wanted to know who he was and what made him famous. I had lots of questions about this man and wanted to learn more.
Why didn't he like Jews?
Why did he think Germany needed more land?
Was he really a leader?
So my Genius Hour Project was to find out the truth about Adolf Hitler. Why was he loved and then hated by so many people?
Both of Hitler's parents died and he was left homeless and poor.
Adolf Hitler dreamed of becoming an artist, but was denied enrolling in art school two times. He sold postcards with his paintings on them to make a little money on the streets of Vienna. During this time he began to develop a dislike of Jews, like many others that lived in Vienna.
Hitler's Military Career
Hitler had a handlebar mustache. His gas mask would not fit over it, so he was ordered to trim his mustache into the one most people think of today. Close to the end of World War I, Hitler was temporarily blinded in a mustard gas attack. He was still in the hospital when World War I ended and was said to be angry that Germany had lost.
Hitler in Politics
To do these things, Hitler set a goal to become the leader or Fuhrer of Germany. Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany in 1933. He began passing laws that made him the most powerful man in Germany. In 1934, Adolf Hitler became the supreme leader in Germany.