Adolf Hitler

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler was born in Austria in 1889. As a young man, he wanted to be an artist, so he went to Vienna to study painting. Although he applied multiple times, he could not get into the school he wanted, and so he went through a period of his life where he was poor, selling his painting to survive. When World War I began, he immediately enlisted. After the war, he was awarded the Iron Cross for his service, having been injured and gassed in the field. He then started to associate with the National Socialist party, and soon had been arrested for treason after attacking the Beer Hall Putsch. While he was in prison, he wrote Mein Kampf, and when he got out he began campaigning with the Nazi party, which was quickly gaining support. He became Chancellor of Germany in 1933 and attacked Poland in 1939, beginning the second World War. Millions of people died in the war, and in accordance with his ideals, Hitler killed thousands upon thousands of Jews. Eventually, however, the Allies had him cornered in Berlin. On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler shot himself in the head and died, giving the victory to the Allied forces.

Accomplishments

April 20, 1889 - bornAugust 1, 1914 - Germany joins World War I November 9, 1923 - sentenced to prison for treachery after Putsch Beer Hall1925 - publishing year of volume 1 of Mein Kampf1926 - publishing year of volume 2 of Mein KampfJanuary 30, 1933 - became Chancellor of GermanySeptember 9, 1939 - World War II begins when Germany invades PolandApril 30, 1945 - died

1925 - Hitler published Mein Kampf. The book was to serve as Nazi propaganda throughout the second World War and after it, and it was his most significant writing.1939 - Hitler invaded Poland. This was the beginning of the second World War and also the beginning of the loss of millions of lives in battle and in concentration camps.1933 -Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. Hitler’s rise to power was relatively swift, but his finally being elected Chancellor finally gave him the ability to try to change Europe (and the world) to fit his ideals.1945 - Hitler committed suicide. Although many people wouldn’t consider committing suicide as an achievement, for the rest of the world Hitler’s death meant surrender and the end of World War II after 6 years of bloodshed.1950 - The beginning of the European Union. Although Hitler was not alive to see it happen, the European Union was created largely because of his actions because they led to the events of World War II. The EU continues to flourish today and help promote cooperation and stability in Europe.

Lasting Impact

Hitler’s most significant written contribution was Mein Kampf, because it outlined his ideals and his goals for taking over Europe and cleansing the world. Mein Kampf was his masterpiece, and he used it as propaganda throughout the war. It continues to be studied to this day. Mein Kampf was one of the first warning signs given to the world of the danger of Hitler, and although it was not always heeded, it also helped give insight into his ideas during the war. The topics outlined within it caused World War II, which had a huge impact on the world at the time. Afterwards, the European Union was formed as long as many other safeguards and treaties which still exist today. The EU is a huge world power, and the euro is one of the world’s most valuable currencies.

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“The victor will never be asked if he told the truth. ” ― Adolf Hitler


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