Biography of Hitler- A Short Overview
Adolf Hitler is known as one of the most evil men in history. He has become a martyr, of sorts, for Nazis and neo-Nazi followers, as well as anti-Semitists who agree with what he did while in control of Germany. However, the man who was once the most powerful in Europe actually got his start on a much smaller scale.
Adolf Hitler was born to humble beginnings in Austria. He was raised by both parents, until 1903 when his father suddenly died. This caused him to start doing poorly in school. Eventually, his mother allowed him to drop out of school. He moved to Vienna, where he wanted to study art, but he couldn't gain acceptance to art school without his primary school certificate.
Hitler pretended to be studying art in Vienna until his mother's death so as not to disappoint her, and then he began living his own life. He eventually moved to Germany in an attempt to avoid being drafted by the Austrian Army. He was found, but failed his physical examination as he was "too weak" and was able to avoid having to serve in the military.
Allegiance to Germany
Hitler returned to Germany, a country for which he had always had allegiance. Throughout his life, various influences had given him a promising impression of this great country and Hitler believed that it was all-powerful. He actually volunteered for the German Army during World War I, in a time when tests were less rigorous and he was able to gain acceptance. He quickly became a decorated war hero for his efforts.
When Germany surrendered at the end of the war, Hitler felt personally betrayed and felt that Germany had betrayed its people. As a result, he left the military when his service was up and joined the Nazi Party.
Hitler as Dictator
After rising to a high rank in the Nazi Party, Adolf Hitler became the chancellor of Germany and then named himself dictator of the Third Reich under the Nazi Regime. His anti-Semitic and Nazi ideals pushed him to convince his country that Jews and other 'inferiors' were a problem that needed to be "solved" in order for Germany to be powerful once again.
Although there is no written proof that Hitler actually ordered the deaths of over 11 million people during the Holocaust, it is known that he stood behind his men and that he also believed that total eradication was the only solution to the "Jewish problem". He committed suicide with his wife in 1945 to avoid capture and 'being made a spectacle'.