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Hitler: Early life and the Nazi Party

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8th October 2001 Hitler: Early life and the Nazi Party Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau in Austria. He was the son of a minor customs official and a peasant girl. Growing up in a rough area of Vienna Hitler soon acquired very anti-semantic views from watching Jews succeed in business and from books. He never enjoyed school and for much of the time was unruly. The only lessons which he did enjoy were P.E., History (he had great respect for his history teacher) ...read more.


Soon he found himself avoiding Military Service by crossing the border to Bavaria. Soon after the First World War broke out and Hitler volunteered for service in the Bavarian army. He fought hard and was a courageous and dedicated soldier but was never promoted past Private first class because his superiors thought he lacked leadership qualities. However for his bravery he was awarded the Iron cross, the only medal he ever wore. He fought most of the war in the trenches but was invalided out after a gas attack went wrong. ...read more.


in 1921 and given dictatorial powers. The now Nazi party had it's own group of ex army thugs called the S.A., Stormtroopers or Brown shirts. Their leaders were Ernest Rohn and Goering (who had a lot of connections especially as he was an air ace with the Red Barron) In November 1923, a time of political and economic chaos Hitler led an uprising known as the Munich Beerhall Putsch. The Nazi's were still quite small but managed to take over the Southern State of Bavaria. Hitler proclaimed himself Chancellor of a new authoritarian regime, however without military support the Putch collapsed. ...read more.

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