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Hitler Biography.

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Hitler Biography On April 20, 1889 in Austrian border town of Braunau, Adolf Hitler was born. He was born to his parents Alois Schickelgruber and Klara Hitler. There have been many rumours that his father, Alois was ironically half Jewish. His father was very strict but comfortable and Adolfs mother showered him we affection. Three of his siblings had died at an early age but Adolf survived. Hitler's family moved several times during his childhood. They lived across from a Benedictine monastery for sixth months. The monastery coat of arms featured a swastika that would later become the symbol of his Nazi party. As a boy Adolfs dream was to enter priesthood. Hitler's talents as an artist soon emerged and he did well enough to be accepted into the Technical/Scientific Realschule. Hitler enrolled in the Realschule but did not do very well there. In 1903 his father died after suffering from a lung haemorrhage, Hitler broke down in tears when he saw his fathers body but it was now an opportunity for Hitler. ...read more.

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On November 9th 1918 the Kaiser abdicated and the socialists gained control through the election but now anarchy ruled the cities. During these times of anarchy the free corps formed, which were army veterans who banded together, to fight the communists as most army soldiers were right wing and hated communists. Germany had lost the war and their monarchy and so a republic was proclaimed. On June 28 1919 the treaty of Versailles was signed by the German government, many of the people who signed the treaty were Jews which again increased Hitler's hatred for them. The terms of the treaty were harsh and humiliating and this undermined the government and gave a rallying point for Hitler who believed that Germany was destined for ultimate greatness. After the war, Hitler was recruited by a military intelligence unit and was sent keep tabs on the German workers party. It was unorganised and had only a few members but it had right wing doctrine, which was like Hitless. He saw this as an opportunity to reach his political ends. ...read more.

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After Hitler came out of prison he decided to win power constitutionally and not by force. He would use demagogic oratory skills, Hitler spoke to mass audiences calling for the end of the socialist government and telling people of his empire, which would last 1000 years. The nazi party vote went up dramatically after the Wall Street crash in 1929. It went up to 18% in 1930 and in 1932 the nazi party gained 30% of the vote. This forced a political runoff and a deal was made with Hitler to make him chancellor in exchange for his political support. He was appointed as chancellor in 1933. During this time Hitler had other personal problems. Hitler rented out a cottage in the summer of 1928 it was his first real home. Staying with him was his niece Geli who he fell in love with and she was fascinated by an older man like Hitler who was now becoming famous. Hitler became very possessive of Geli and she couldn't do anything without his permission. By 1931 Geli had had enough of Hitler's possessiveness and shot herself in the heart. Hitler was devastated and was never the same person again. 97OTHOOKERT 09/05/2007 ...read more.

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