The Story Of Adolf Hitler WW 2

Klara and Alios Hitler

Parents of Adolf Hitler
Parents of Adolf Hitler | Source

Adolf Hitler Baby Picture

Adolf Hitler looked so innocent and pure
Adolf Hitler looked so innocent and pure | Source

Paula Hitler

Adolf Hilters sister Paula survived World War 2 and died in 1960 under the assumed name Paula Wolf, She Shared her brothers Nationalist beliefs and during WW2 She worked as a secretary in a military hospital.
Adolf Hilters sister Paula survived World War 2 and died in 1960 under the assumed name Paula Wolf, She Shared her brothers Nationalist beliefs and during WW2 She worked as a secretary in a military hospital. | Source

The Birth of Evil

On the 20th of April 1889 in the tiny village of Brannau in Austria a son was born to Customs official Alios and his wife Klara Hitler.

One of 5 children born to Alios and Klara, Adolf and his younger sister Paula were the only siblings that survived to adulthood.

Alios Hitler was a hard working man and through his diligence and hard work, climbed the ladder to become a senior customs official, This meant that he spent little time at home with his family, leaving Klara to raise the children alone.

Klara was a loving and caring mother although some would say too much so, short of wrapping the children in cotton wool.

At primary school Adolf was a model pupil, he scored well in exams and his leadership qualities were second to none The teachers believed he had a great academic future ahead of him. This all changed though when he went to secondary school though, when he realised that he wasn't top of the class all of the time his attitude changed and he stopped trying.

His parents were unhappy at his attitude towards his education, having high hopes for their son, but all attempts by them and his teachers to change his attitude failed.

Although Adolf didn't care about academics he did have a love for history and one of his early hero's was the first Chancellor of the German Empire Otto Von Bismark.

His main passion was art and when he told his father that he was going to become an artist instead of following in his footsteps the relationship between them began to break down.

Alios Hitler died when Adolph was 13 in 1903.

Adolf Hitler continued to do badly in school and at the age of 15 he failed all of his exams miserably, Rather than go back to school he persuaded his mother Klara to allow him to leave without any qualifications.

Klara Hitler Died when Adolf was 16 in August 1907.

Lance Corporal Hitler

Adolf Hitler was decorated for bravery twice during WW1 but he never rose above the rank of Lance Corporal
Adolf Hitler was decorated for bravery twice during WW1 but he never rose above the rank of Lance Corporal | Source

World War 1

After the death of his mother Adolf and his sister Klara had a little money from their parents estates and with some assistance from the state they stayed together until Adolf turned 18 years old and he decided to leave.

He signed over the remains of the estate to Klara and headed for Vienna doing odd jobs for people on the way, such as gardening, carpet beating and painting.

Having been rejected Twice by the Vienna academy of Fine Arts, Hitler became bitter and began to blame the Jews for being the source of Europe's woes.

Hitler survived his time in Vienna until he was 25 years old and in 1914 when Germany went to war he enlisted into the German army.

Hitler proved to be a good soldier during The Great War and although he never rose above the rank of Lance Corporal he was decorated twice for bravery.

At Ypres in 1918 Hitler suffered permanent damage to his eyes during a gas attack, his sight was severely restricted and and it was during his recuperation from this injury that Adolf Hitler decided to become a politician, a decision that would change the world forever.

Mein Kampf (My Struggle)

Hitler Wrote Mein Kampf When He Was in Prison
Hitler Wrote Mein Kampf When He Was in Prison | Source

Rudolph Hess

After serving time in Prison with Hitler Hess Became deputy leadr of the Nazi Party
After serving time in Prison with Hitler Hess Became deputy leadr of the Nazi Party | Source

The Nuremberg Rallies

Hitler and Goering at the Nuremberg Rally 1928

Hitler was a great speech maker, he really understood how to get a crowd of people excited.
Hitler was a great speech maker, he really understood how to get a crowd of people excited. | Source

The Birth of The Nazi Party

Three years after the end of The Great War in 1920 Adolf Hitler joined a little known group called The German Workers party, he quickly rose through the ranks and took control of the party.

In 1923 he changed the name of the party from The German Workers Party to The National Socialist German Workers Party, which when shortened became the Nazi Party. with the name Changed he also set up the SA, a gang of Ex servicemen who forced the party's message onto the street with violence.

Hitler made plans for an uprising to overthrow the Bavarian Government as a prelude to an assault on Berlin the attempt failed miserably and the consequences meant that Adolf Hitler spent the whole of 1924 in prison.

Mein Kampf (My Struggle)

While in prison Adolf Hitler met Rudolph Hess and they became friends, Hitler dictated his book Mein Kampf to Hess who put it down onto paper for him, In the book Hitler wrote about his contempt for democracy, his hatred of the Jews and Slavs and his determination to seize Lebensraum. (Living space), in Eastern Europe for the German and Aryan Master race.

On leaving prison Rudolph Hess became the deputy leader of the Nazi Party.

Learning from his mistake from the Munich debacle, Hitler resolved to destroy Democracy using Parliamentary means.

Nuremberg Rallies

Hitler assembled a devoted group of his followers including Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Goering, Ernst Rohm and Heinrich Himmler to stage Propaganda events such as the Nuremberg rallies.

In a series of high speed tours Hitler Woo'd the German nation, with his stirring speech making, promises of a new and Mighty Germany rising from the ashes of the old.

Hitler Knew just what the German people wanted to hear and he used this fact to his advantage,He exploited the myth that the German army had been stabbed in the back in 1918 and claimed that they could have won the war if the "Feeble politicians had not surrendered". The truth was in-fact that Germany surrendered on the advice of the High Command although most people thought otherwise.

Hitler also spoke out about the Versailles Peace Treaty another subject close to the heart of most of the German people, he said it was stopping any chance of a German recovery. and because they took some territory from Germany and the cost of reparation payments, that their once great nation Germany was turning into a second class nation.

According to Hitler The Weimar Republic established in 1919 ruled Germany in the interests of a "Jewish-Capitalist-Communist conspiracy"

Business leaders considered Hitler as a Bulwark against the left, The poor and the unemployed were looking for a target to blame for their situation and the Jews became their scapegoat and were blamed for all of Germany's problems.

The Great Depression in 1929 brought the Nazi party more followers and in the election of 1930 The Nazi Party became the second largest party in the Reichstag.

Two years later in 1932 with almost 6 million Germans unemployed The Nazi party became the state's largest party. Hitler was 2 months away from achieving his political dream.

Ernst Rohm

Ernst Rohm Killed on The Night of the Long Knives
Ernst Rohm Killed on The Night of the Long Knives | Source

Night of the Long Knives

Paul Von Hindenburg

After the death of Hindenburg, Hitler declared himself Fuhrer and head of state.
After the death of Hindenburg, Hitler declared himself Fuhrer and head of state. | Source

Conspiracy

In the spring of 1934 Hitler began hearing from the SS and the Gestapo that the leaders of the SA were planning to overthrow him, as it turned out the reports were fake although Hitler did believe that the reports were true.

2.5 million strong The SA and Rohm with some of its other leaders had been talking about the need for a second Socialist revolution proposed that the Regular army, the SS, and the SA should all be under the same ministry of defence with of course Rohm at its head.

By common consent it was time for the "Untrustworthy" SA to be cut down to size.

The Night of the Long Knives

In the early hours on the morning on June 30th 1934 in Munich, SS officers entered the Hotel room where Ernst Rohm was sleeping dragged him out of bed and hustled him into jail, He was apparently offered the chance of suicide to which he is reported to have said "Let Adolf do it if he wants me killed." 2 of the SS officers killed him there and then.

That night and over the rest of the weekend many more SA leadersand some political oponents of Hitler were murdered, there were hundreds if not thousands of deaths that weekend.

It was a mark of Hitlers dominance that although these events were well publicised that there was no public outcry either from the church,the press,the military or even The Nazi part itself.

In Parliament Hitler defended his actions by making light of the fact that Ernst Rohm was a homosexual.

The immediate gain for Hitler after the purging was an assurance to the Army's Officer Corps, that the SA no longer posed threat to them and Hitler gained some badly needed support from them.

Hitler received a Telegram from Chancellor Paul Von Hindenburg after the Night of the Long Knives "You have saved the German People from a great peril, He who wishes to make History must be able to shed Blood."

Hitler Comes to Power 1933

Self Proclaimed Fuhrer after the death of Hindenberg.
Self Proclaimed Fuhrer after the death of Hindenberg. | Source

How Did Hitler Use Power

Hitler took The office of Chancellor in January 1933 and he established his rule ruthlessly over the next 5 years, he crushed all sources of potential opposition and famously said " No statesman in the world who,with greater right than I, can say that he is representative of his people."

By 1937 Unemployment had dropped from 6 million down to 1 million, thanks to conscription a major investment the arms industry, and a major programme of public works like road building, Hitler transformed the country, The army went from having 100,000 men to a mighty fighting force of over 1 million, which was in breach of the Versailles treaty and a kick in the teeth to Britain and France.

Hitler Began taking back territory including that of the Rhineland in 1936 and with the absorption of Austria and Czech Sudetenland into the Reich in 1938 provoking feeble protests from the Western powers.

At this time Hitler and The Nazi Party continued with their obsessive anti-Jewish campaign which would soon come to the most evil conclusion the world has ever known called "The Final Solution"

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Very interesting. I learned more then I actually ever wanted to know about Hitler. Great hub Jimmy!!


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Great hub Jimmy, loads of info packed in here. Some great photos as well, good luck!


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Stigma31 4 years ago from Kingston, ON

Not bad for Time Magazine's 1938 Man of the Year....excellent article, great info. Hope we never see another person like him....voting up!


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

A chilling portrayal. A cute infant who went on to be a tyrant. Wow!

His attitudes early on about education when he couldn't be at the top of his class show his dependence upon ego. Arguably, ego is the source of all evil.

I saw a photograph in my World History textbook in high school which had me do a double-take. The lower right corner seemed damaged somehow. On closer inspection, the damage started to look like pencil lines and then I realized that the photograph was a very good painting of the building. Then I read the caption -- a painting by Adolph Hitler. I had always heard that he was a painter, but imagined it had meant "house painter" (semi-skilled labor). The world would've been a much different place if Hitler had been more "painterly" in his artistic skills, rather than photo-realistic. He might more easily have been accepted to the art academy.

It's ironic that America is going through its own tyranny. Those who are perpetrating it may well have learned a great deal from the lessons of the past, for their installment of tyranny is far more insidious and subtle. The usual tactics seem to include the creation of a disaster and then the presentation of a pre-packaged, pre-planned solution. Take 9/11 for instance.

In an interview with the late Aaron Russo, we learn that the Rockefellers may well have planned 9/11 all for the selfish goal of gaining entrée into Iraq and Afghanistan for purpose of siphoning off the riches. Was Mr. Russo telling the truth? If so, we're all in for a bumpy ride. The guys who may have been behind the War of 1812, the American Civil War, both World Wars and many others may well be about ready to have their own Night of the Long Knives and take over planet Earth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGAaPjqdbgQ

That's why Americans need to vote for Ron Paul in 2012. He's the only guy out there with the cajones to do something about the evil problems (massive and accelerating public debt, insanely selfish wars of aggression and more).


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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Good Hub. Jimmy, you covered a lot of information that may be new to most people. I remember learning very few specifics about Hitler from my high school and college history classes.

Twentieth Century Europe and Nazi Germany were areas I studied in graduate school. I have several Hubs which focus on the American liberation of the Nazi concentration camps.


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swb64 4 years ago from Addingham, UK.

Stigma31, totally agree but I can't help but think many more evil's have happened since Hitler, if we take the terrible numbers of innocence out of it then a fair few are still around now, and more than likely the future. Apparently he really was a pretty good artist, and a very poor excuse that he used for failure...


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Angie Jardine 4 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

Very good hub, Jimmy.

It is fascinating how time warps the minds of some people. I wonder if he would have turned out better if his parents had lived longer?


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CASE1WORKER 4 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

A great hub, especially providing detail of his birth and uprbringing which is not widely known. I did not know that he had a sister but by the sounds of it she was in favour of his policies. Well done!


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JKenny 4 years ago from Birmingham, England

Fascinating hub, Jimmy. I had no idea that Hitler had a sister, not really something you hear mentioned too often. Very, very interesting. Voted up and shared.


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TENKAY 4 years ago from Philippines

How could such evil man come from unassuming parents!

This is a good read. Thanks for sharing. Voted up, awesome, and interesting.


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TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

Interestingly, I have heard that Hitler's grandfather was Jewish! I also read some place that Hitler may have been homosexual. He was a real piece of work, but Stalin was even worse. Horrible people, that's for sure. This was a great hub!


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wilsonljx 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.I have a better understanding on Hitler after reading your hub!


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swb64 4 years ago from Addingham, UK.

TIMETRAVELLER2 No competition in evil, whether its one human or millions murdered, evil is evil. Its highly likely Hilter had a gay encounter yet it seems no proof.


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TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

swb64: Who knows? And you are right...evil is evil. There seems to be SO MUCH of it...very scary,and I'm glad Hitler and Stalin both are long gone.


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jimmythejock 4 years ago from Scotland Author

Thanks for commenting guys, Hitlers rise to power was meteoric and what he did when he got there is still fresh in the memory of some people who are still alive today, The world should have learned an important lesson so that another Hitler cannot happen, but we hear stories every day in the media about genocide and mass murder from different countries around the world. It seems we have failed to learn from Hitler and still allow attrocities to go on today.


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Lisa HW 4 years ago from Massachusetts

I enjoyed reading this. I think some of the most concerning things about lessons to be learned from this particular chapter in history is that there are things in human nature that are always laying in wait and ready to be taken advantage of by the wrong person/group. One of those is that instinct to look for someone to blame when things are difficult. Another is that so many people don't want to hear what they don't like to hear, so those people can invite deception, manipulation, and victimization by anyone who isn't above such things; and who says whatever he knows will be effective on those people. The list of things in human nature that can contribute to something like what went on back then goes on and on - and so, as a result, will always go threats to peace, freedom, respect for life, equality, and all those other things to which someone like Hitler is (to say the least) a threat.


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B. Leekley 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Good overview article. You might mention your sources and some additional sources for those who would like to learn more about Hitler's rise to power and related topics.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

World War 2 is my favorite era of modern history, probably because my grandfather fought in it and had some terrific war stories. I did a report on Adolph's rise to power and found it incredibly fascinating. It is interesting that the evilest man to ever walk the earth was once a cute, innocent child. Makes you wonder what happened. Well done. Up and shared.


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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Great article, additionally, you're an enticing and entertaining writer - probably the reason you're so successful at it!

Voted up

John


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Great article, Jim. Adolf was not one of my most favorite people, but you've explained well why he became what he became. Thanks for sharing!


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gardener den 9 months ago from Southwestern, Pennsylvania

Another great article from you Jimmy! Keep up the great work!

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