Germany’s Powerful Dictator: Adolf Hilter
He was a powerful speaker.
He organized meeting after meeting.
All he did was spread his racial hatred and contempt for democracy.
Adolf Hitler was born in Braunauam Inn , Austria , on April 20 , 1889.
He was a poor student , he never completed high school.
He was rejected from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna due to his lack of talent.
Hitler read a lot , developing anti-Jewish , and anti-democratic thoughts.
He developed an admiration for the outstanding individual.
By World War 2 Hitler was already in Munich.
He volunteered his service to the Bavarian army.
He proved to be a courageous and dedicated soldier.
He was never promoted to a higher level because his superiors thought he lacked of leadership skills.
In 1918 , after Germany’s defeat he returned to Munich and he remained in the army until 1920.
Hitler’s commander made him an education officer.
Hitler joined the German Workers’ party.
And , on April 1920 he went to work full time for the party.
He renamed the party , their new name was National Socialist German Workers ( Nazi ) party.
Hitler was elected chairman of the party in 1921.
He had the dictator power.
Hitler organized meeting after meeting.
In these meetings he spread his racial hatred and his contempt for democracy.
Soon he was an important person in Bavarian politics.
Hitler was aided by high officials and powerful businessmen.
Hitler spent five years in prison.
He was in prison because , in November of 1923 he tried to lead an uprising ( putsch ) at a time when there was political and economic chaos.
He only actually served for eight years.
And while he was in prison he spent that time dictating his biography “Mein Kampf”.
Hitler was released on December 1924.
As soon as he got out he rebuilt his group.
Only this time he had nobody to stop him.
In 1929, when the Great Depression struck , he blamed it on the Jewish-Communist plot .
And it was excepted by the Germans .
Hitler promised a strong Germany ; jobs , and national glory .
Hitler attracted millions of voters with his promise.
Nazi representation in the Nazi party rose from twelve seats in 1928 to 107 in 1928.
On January 1933 , Hitler was appointed chancellor.
He was expected to be an easily controlled tool for doing big business.
Once in power Hitler appointed himself as dictator.
Every anti- Nazi was sent to concentration camps.
Germany’s plans to take over some countries failed.
They defeated the Denmark and Norway , a few weeks later they defeated the Netherlands , Belgium , and France.
In June 1941 , just as the U.S.
joined the war , Hitler realized that the war was lost , military wise.
Still he refused to give up.
He did not want to give up because he Germany did not live up to their mission.
Throughout this period of time , the Germans continued to take millions of Jews to concentration camps.
In 1944 , an officer’s plans to kill Hitler failed.
It was also the end of the war.
On April 30 , 1945 , Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker.
His long-time companion , Eva Braun (1912-1945) , whom he had married the day before.
Hitler was a sick mad man.
His impact was that of destruction , hatred , and violence.
Nothing that he built survived.
His powerful words and hatred for all the races led to the killing of many Jews.
Hitler was an evil man.