Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 in Braunau, Austria. He was the fourth child of his fathers third marriage. His father, Alois Hitler, was a custom inspector of the Dual Monarchy. His mother, Klara Polzl, was the daughter of a farm worker. When Hitler was born, his father was 51 years old and his mother was only 28 years old. Hitler worked as a house painter in Munich. He had good grades in elementary school, but had poor grades in high school. His education was cut short at 16 years of age, because of financial problems. Hitler's dream was to become an artist. Later he attended Vienna and studied architecture. He later became a draftsman and decorator. Now as a grown man, Hitler had similar hopes as Bennito Musolini. Hitler believed the superior race were the Aryan people. All other races were inferior. Slavs were subhumans, this included Russians and eastern Europeans. He believed they should be conquered by the Aryan's. Blacks were lower then Slavs. The Jews were singled out as the main enemies of the Aryan's. They were considered to be involved in a conspirincy to control the world. Hitler's goals were to recover territories lost in W.W. I, Austria and parts of Czechoslovakia to be added to Germany, to conquer much of Europe, and also wanted the German nation to seize lebensraum ( living space ) from Poland, Soviet Union, and other countries to the east.
Hitler joined the Nazi party during the Autumn of 1919. He quickly became leader and built up party membership. The Swastika was adopted as the emblem of the Nazi's. members were required to pay small monthly dues. Party uniforms were brown shirts and black Swastika on an arm band. Hitler also organized a private army called the Storm Troopers. Hitler's 1st opportunity to overthrow the Bavarian govt. came before his political movement had enough strength. On Nov. 8, 1923, Hitler and his Storm Troopers attended a public rally in Munich Beer Hall. It was proclaimed as a Nazi revolution. the plot failed, police had killed 16 marchers.
The next day Hitler was arrested.Hitler was sentenced for 5 years. in prison for attempting to overthrow the German govt. While in prison he wrote a book titled Mein Kampf. The book contained his beliefs and ideas for Germany's future, his plans to conquer much of Europe, and that the Germans were the superior humanity. He was released from prison after only 9 months of his 5 year sentence. Hitler was released, but was forbidden for a short time to make any public speeches. After being released from prison Hitler went back to work. Later he was gifted orator, propaganda on the radio and newspaper. During the 1930's he gained financial and political support of businessmen and industrials. Quickly Hitler would be in full power. The people did not want Hitler as chancellor. They knew he would make himself dictator and set up a reigh of terror. 85- year old Hindenburg, pursued by friends and his son accepted Hitler's promise to act lawful if he was named to form a govt. On Jan. 30, 1933, Hindenberg named Hitler as chancellor. Hindenberg died in Aug. of 1934. Hitler completed power by assuming the presidency would go with his chancellorship. Hitler now ruled Germany completely.
Now that Hitler was in full power of Germany, he was capable of doing anything. Hitler directed Storm Troopers and Nazi members of the army to mass slaughter. About 6 mil. Jews were murdered. More then 3 mil. Soviet prisoners starved and worked to death. This was known as the Holocaust.
The German resistance had been trying since 1938 to kill Hitler and overthrow the Nazi's. On July 20, 1944 Hitler just escaped death. A German army officer placed a bomb in Hitler's briefing room. On April 1945 Hitler became a broken man. Eva brown, Hitler's mistress since the 1930's, joined him in the bomb shelter under the Reich Chancellery in Berlin. She and Hitler got married there on April 29, 1945. The next day they both committed suicide rather then to face capture. Aides burned their bodies. This was the end of Adolf Hitler.