Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

1.The Beginning

At half past six on the evening of April

20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name
of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois

Hitler, and his third wife Klara.

As a young boy Adolf attendated church
regulary and sang in the local choir. One day he carved a symbol into the
bench which resembled the Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi
party. He was a pretty good student. He received good marks in most of
his classes. However in his last year of school he failed German and Mathematics,
and only succeeded in Gym and Drawing. He drooped out of school at the
age of 16, spending a total of 10 years in school. From childhood one it
was his dream to become an artist or architect. He was not a bad artist,
as his surviving paintings and drawings show but he never showed any originality
or creative imagination. To fullfil his dream he had moved to Vienna the
capital of Austria where the Academy of arts was located. He failed the
first time he tried to get admission and in the next year, 1907 he tried
again and was very sure of success. To his surprise he failed again. In
fact the Dean of the academy was not very impressed with his performance,
and gave him a really hard time and said to him "You will never be painter."

The rejection really crushed him as he now reached a dead end. He could
not apply to the school of architecture as he had no high-school diploma.

During the next 35 years of his live the young man never forgot the rejection
he received in the dean's office that day. Many Historians like to speculate
what would have happened IF.... perhaps the small town boy would have had
a bit more talent....or IF the Dean had been a little less critical, the
world might have been spared the nightmare into which this boy was eventually
to plunge it.

2.World War 1

While living in Vienna Hitler he made
his living by drawing small pictures of famous landmarks which he sold
as post cards. But he was always poor. He was also a regular reader of
a small paper which claimed that the Araban race was superior to all and
was destined to rule the world. The paper blamed Communists and Jews for
all their problems and hitler agreed to those views. Hitler agree with
most of the points made in the publication. He continued to live a poor
live in Vienna and in 1913 decided to move to Munich. Still living in Vienna
and being Austrain by birth, Hitler showed more loyalty to the Geramny.

He thought that the Aryan race was destined to rule the world. Many believe
that he tried to escape the draft but it was never proven. His live in

Munich was not much better then before and he continued to be poor. Then
in 1914 World War I broke out and Hitler saw this as a great opportunity
to show his loyalty to the "fatherland" by volunteering for the Imperial
army. He did not want to fight in the Austrian Army. Hitler was a good
soldier. Many of political opponents claimed that he was a coward but records
clearly show that he was not. He received to awards of bravery but never
achieved a high Rank.

In 1918 Germany surrendered and Hitler
was very upset about the loss. He believed that it was the Jews and the

Communists who betrayed the "fatherland" and it was here that his disliking
of the Jews most likely began. Germany after the war was in chaos. With
no real Government to control the country, many groups tried to take control.

One day a big communist group staged a big riot but another group of ex-soldiers
including Hitler managed to hold them back.

3.The Nazi Party

Since there were not many chances for
employment Hitler stayed in the army. Hitler was assigned the job of going
go to various meetings of groups which sprang up like mushrooms and to
report on them. One day September 12, 1919 - a fateful day in history,

Hitler was sent to investigate a small group which called itself the "German

Workers Party". Hitler was not to happy about his assignment. He thought
it wouldn't be worth it to even go. At the group mainly talked about the

Countries problem and how the Jews, communists and others where threatening
the master race and offered their own