Collaborative Project- Hitler

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Young Hitler

Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria. This was on April 20, 1889. His parents were Alois Hitler and Klara Polzl. When his younger brother, Edmund, died, Hitler became more withdrawn and reserved. Alois Hitler desired his son to be in business rather than his interest in fine arts.

Hitler's father died in 1903, and two years later, his mother allowed him to drop out of school. Hitler registered to go to the Academy of Fine Arts twice, however he was rejected both times. Adolf Hitler was forced into a homeless shelter when he became bankrupt, and stayed there for several years.

World War I

When World War I began, Hitler put in an application to serve in the German army. In August, 1914, he was accepted, yet still considered and Austrian citizen. Hitler was present at many significant battles and was wounded at the Somme. He was actually decorated, being given the Iron Cross First Class and the Black Wound Badge.

After World War I, Hitler went back to Munich and went on to work for an intelligence officer in the military. He joined the DAP in 1919 (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei)

Hitler in Jail

On April 1, 1924, Hitler was arrested for five years for leading the Nazi's unsuccessful "Beer Hall Putsch" in Bavaria. The Beer Hall Putsch was the Nazis first attempt to take hold of the German government. Hitler had aspired that his nationalist revolution in Bavaria would disperse to the German army. This brought down the government in Berlin.

The uprising was immediately denied, and Adolf Hitler was arrested for high treason. When Hitler was sent to the Landsberg Jail, he wrote an autobiography called the Mein Kampf and worked on his speaking skills. Nine months in prison, the political pressure from supporters of the Nazi Party demanded his release. In the beginning, the book wasn't a good seller. However, when Hitler became a dictator, the book was bought by many, and sold better than before.

Hitler's Dictatorship

Hitler rose to power in the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei. He took control of the government in 1933, and established concentration camps to cover up Jews and other groups of races and beliefs. He believed that these were dangerous to the Aryan supremacy. This resulted in death of over 6 million people in the Holocaust. He attacked Poland in 1939, which started World War II.

By 1941, Germany had populated most of Europe and North Africa.


Hitler later killed himself on April 30, 1945 in Berlin, Germany. He died by a gun shot, (suicide). His mistress, Eva Braun, later died from ingesting poison.