Adolf Hitler

By: Ryan Kaufman

World War 1

Even though he was an Austrian citizen, Hitler, joined the war in August 1914. He spent most of his time away from the front lines. He appeared a many major battles during World War 1 and even got wounded at the Somme. After the war, he was honored for his bravery and was given the Iron Cross First Class and the Black Wound Badge.


HItler's Strive for Power

Hitler began to rise in power during the Great Depression. He decided to run for president in Hindenburg and lost the election. He came close to winning and placed seconds. Hindenburg decided to give him the chancellor position. With his position as Chancellor he was able to take control of the Executive branch and the Legislative branch. After only a year Hitler declared the Nazi party was the only legal political party in Germany.

Death

On April 29, 1945 Hitler found out Benito Mussolini was assassinated. This scared Hitler so much, he and his wife only a day after marriage committed suicide on April 30, 1945. His body was burned and days later Germany surrendered to the Allies. HIs death was the cause to World War 2.

My Reaction

I enjoyed to learn more about Hitler. Because of the infamous person he is, everyone knows who he is, but you can always learn more than you know.

Citations

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