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Adolf Hitler was born on April 20th 1889 in the small Austrian village of Braunau Am Inn.

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ADOLF HITLER 1889 - 1920 Adolf Hitler was born on April 20th 1889 in the small Austrian village of Braunau Am Inn. Hitler would one day lead a movement which would leave it's mark in history. To understand him better, we must study his early life and roots. Family Information Hitler's father, Alois was born in 1837. He was the son of Maria Anna Schicklgruber whose mate was unknown, but could have been Jewish. When Alois Hitler was about five years old Maria Schicklgruber married Johann Georg Hiedler. Five years after marriage Maria died of natural causes and Alois Hitler went to live on his uncle's farm. After many years at his uncle's farm, Alois Hitler went to Vienna, where he worked as a civil servant, achieving the rank of Senior Assistant Inspector. Alois Hitler had had a number of affairs but in 1885 he married a pregnant woman named Klara Polzl. Alois Hitler Junior and Angela Hitler, the children from his affairs attended the Wedding. Klara Polzl gave birth to two boys and a girl all of whom died. On April 20th 1889, Adolf Hitler was born, followed by his brother, Edmund in 1893 and his sister, Paula, in 1896. ...read more.

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He attended the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts where he took the two day entrance exam, but failed, and resolved to take the exam a year later. He was now living in Vienna, living off his inheritance which he had withdrawn from the bank. Hitler's Mother was dying from breast cancer and Hitler returned to the family home to care and look after her as her condition worsened. In December 1907 she died. Hitler was Devastated. With his two parents now dead, Hitler returned to Vienna. Hitler roomed with his friend from Linz and continued the lifestyle he had had there. He did not attempt to get a job. Hitler, for the second time attempted to gain admission to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, but again he was turned away. To get by, Hitler would draw pictures to sell and pawn his possessions. He ended up sleeping in the streets and on park benches, but in December 1909 he moved into a homeless shelter and then in February 1910 he moved into a poor man's home. In the poor man's home Hitler used to make speeches to the residents and, if anyone contradicted him, he would fly into a rage. ...read more.

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In September 1919, Hitler was ordered to investigate the German Workers Party. Hitler attended a meeting, towards the end a man spoke on how he thought that the German state, Bavaria, should join with Austria. Hitler was so enraged about this idea he spoke up and gave a speech of his thoughts. The founder of the party, Anton Drexler was so impressed with Hitler's passionate speech he gave him a pamphlet outlining his own views and a few days later sent Hitler a postcard welcoming him to the party. Hitler saw an opportunity arise and this small party allowed Hitler to enter Politics. Drexler and Hitler set about organising many meetings. After hearing Hitler's speeches the numbers of people attending these meetings slowly started to increase. In 1920, Hitler insisted that the German Workers Party should hold it's first mass meeting. On February 24th 1920, two thousand people were reported to attend the meeting where Hitler gave a speech provoking violence between the party members and the many communists at the meeting. The meeting was very important as it gave Hitler the opportunity to outline the 25 point programme he produced with Anton Drexler. The 25 point programme was the Key stone into what Hitler believed in and the meeting gave Hitler a chance to express his extreme views on a large scale. ...read more.

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