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Images from Shutterstock.com Linz Cathedral Adolf Hitler was born in Branau am Inn, Austria, on April 20, 1889.

Adolf Hitler was the fourth of six children born to Alois Hitler and Klara Polzl.

When Hitler was three, the family moved from Austria to Germany. Adolf Hitler never got along with his father.

His father did not approve of his interest in fine art rather than business.

Hitler showed an early interest in German nationalism, rejecting the authority of Austro-Hungary.

This nationalism would become the motivating force of Hitler’s life. Hitler's class photo of 1901 as a 12 years old school boy. He was with Ludwig Wittgenstein in the same school desk. Hitlers father, Alois died suddenly of a lung hemorrhage in 1903 .

Two years later, Adolf’s mother allowed her son to drop out of school.

Hitlers favourite game was cowboys and Indians gave way to battle re-enactments.

Adolf's little brother Edmund, age 6, died of measles. Adolf, the boy who loved war play and its 'pretend' death now had to confront genuine death for the first time. It seems to have shaken him badly. Adolf Hitler as a 1 year old baby Braunau on the Inn River, birthplace of Adolf Hitler Alois Schickelgruber and Klara Poelzl, Hitler's parents in 1890 appr. This is the third marriage of Schickelgruber. According to some indications Klara is the niece of Alois. Hitler as a school boy, 10 years old in 1899, portrait Hitlers parents tombstone In the fall of 1903 Hitler returned to school. He received poor marks and his behavior was horrible.

Young Hitler put all his hopes in the dream of becoming a great artist, especially as his prospects at the high school grew dimmer.

In May of 1904, at age 15, Adolf Hitler received the Catholic Sacrament of Confirmation in the Linz Cathedral. At this time he was bored and uninterested in his faith. He no longer wanted to be a priest.

Shortly after this he left the high school at Linz.

Hitler entered another high school at Steyr. Received terrible marks first semester. Improved during his second semester. Had to do a make-up exam.

Hitler also suffered from a bleeding lung ailment, an inherited medical problem. He regained his health and passed his make-up exam in September. Celebrated by getting drunk which led to him waking up on the side of the road the next morning.

He swore to never drink again. Hitler did not receive his diploma. Using poor health as an excuse he left school at age 16 to never return again.

Hitler spent next few years brooding idleness. Since his father was dead there was no one who could tell him what to do.

In the Spring of 1906, at age 17, Hitler took his first trip to Vienna, capital city of the empire and one of the world's most important centers of art, music and old-world European culture.

He found himself interested by the city's magnificent architecture. Hitler could draw detailed pictures from memory of a building he had seen only once. He would stand for hours gazing at grand buildings such as the opera house and the Parliament building.

As a young boy he has shown natural talent for drawing. His talent was recognized by his high school instructors. But things didn't go well for him in high school and he flunked out.

To escape the reality of that failure and avoid the dreaded reality of a workday existence , Hitler put all his hope in the dream of achieving greatness as an artist. Opera House in Vienna Parliament Building in Vienna He decided to attend the prestigious Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. In October 1907, at age eighteen, he withdrew his inheritance money from the bank and went to live and study in Vienna. Hitler's mother was by now suffering from breast cancer and had been unsuccessfully operated on in January. But Hitler's driving ambition to be a great artist overcame his reluctance to leave her. Vienna Academy of Fine Arts He took the two day entrance exam for the academy's school of painting. Confident and self assured, he awaited the result, quite sure he would get in. But failure struck him like a bolt of lightning. His test drawings were judged unsatisfactory and he was not admitted. Hitler was badly shaken by this rejection. He went back to the academy to get an explanation and was told his drawings showed a lack of talent for artistic painting, notably a lack of appreciation of the human form. He was told, however, that he had some ability for the field of architecture. Hitler returned home depressed his mother was now dying from cancer making matters worse. On January 14, 1907, Adolf Hitler's mother went to see the family doctor about a pain in her chest, so bad it kept her awake at night. The doctor, Edward Bloch, who was Jewish, examined her and found she had advanced breast cancer.

Hitlers mother died December 21st 1907. She was buried alongside Hitlers father.

The next day Hitler and his sisters visited Dr.Bloch. He gave them a break since it was Christmas. Hitler said " I shall be grateful to you forever."
To fulfill his dream, Hitler in 1909 moved to Vienna, the capital of Austria, where the Academy of Arts was located. To his own surprise he failed to get admission.

Within a year he was living in homeless shelters and eating at charity soup-kitchens. He spent his time reading anti-Semitic tabloids and pamphlets available at the newsstands and at local coffee shops.

He had declined to take regular employment and took occasional menial jobs and sold some of his paintings or advertising posters whenever he could to provide sustenance. In May 1913 Hitler left Vienna for Munich and, when war broke out in August 1914, he joined the Sixteenth Bavarian Infantry Regiment, serving as a dispatch runner. In October 1918, he was temporarily blinded by a British chlorine gas attack near Ypres. He was sent home to lay in a hospital bed.

On November 10, 1918, an elderly pastor came into the hospital and announced the news. The Kaiser and the House of Hohenzollern had fallen. Their beloved Fatherland was now a republic. The war was over. In August 1919, Hitler was given the job of lecturing returning German prisoners of war on the dangers of Communism and pacifism, as well as democracy and disobedience.

He also delivered tirades against the Jews that were well received by the weary soldiers who were looking for someone to blame for all their misfortunes.

For his next assignment, he was ordered in September of 1919 to investigate a small group in Munich known as the German Workers' Party.

In 1920, Hitler joined the National Socialist German Workers Party known as the Nazis. The Nazis called for all Germans, even those in other countries, to unite into one nation; they called for a strong central government; and they called for the cancellation of the Versailles Treaty. Hitler became leader of the Nazi party and built up membership quickly, mostly because of his powerful speaking ability. In the summer of 1920 Hitler came up with the swastika symbol.

Hitler described the symbolism involved: "In the red we see the social idea of the movement, in the white the national idea, in the swastika the mission to struggle for the victory of Aryan man and at the same time the victory of the idea of creative work, which is eternally anti-Semitic and will always be anti-Semitic." Adolf Hitler endorsed the fall of the Wiemar Republic, and declared at a public rally on October 30, 1923 that he was prepared to march on Berlin to rid the government of the Communists and the Jews.

On November 8, 1923, Hitler held a rally at a Munich beer hall and proclaimed a revolution. The following day, he led 2,000 armed "brown-shirts" in an attempt to take over the Bavarian government. This putsch was resisted and put down by the police, after more than a dozen were killed in the fighting.

Hitler suffered a broken and dislocated arm in the melee, was arrested, and was imprisoned at Lands berg. He received a five-year sentence. German Worker's Party Rally at Munich beer hall on
November 8, 1923 Mein Kampf

Hitler served only nine months of his five-year term. While in prison, he wrote the first volume of Mein Kampf. It was partly an autobiographical book which also detailed his views on the future of the German people. Mein Kampf

Hitler served only nine months of his five-year term. While in prison, he wrote the first volume of Mein Kampf. It was partly an autobiographical book which also detailed his views on the future of the German people.

In 1935, the infamous Nuremberg Laws were passed. These classed Jews as German "subjects" instead of citizens. Intermarriage was outlawed, more professions were closed to Jews, shops displayed signs reading, "No Jews Allowed." Harassment was common. Nuremberg Laws On election day September 14, 1930, the Nazis received 6,371,000 votes – over eighteen percent of the total – and were thus entitled to 107 seats in the German Reichstag. It was a stunning victory for Hitler. Overnight, the Nazi Party went from the smallest to the second largest political party in Germany. On election day September 14, 1930, the Nazis received 6,371,000 votes – over eighteen percent of the total – and were thus entitled to 107 seats in the German Reichstag. It was a stunning victory for Hitler. Overnight, the Nazi Party went from the smallest to the second largest political party in Germany. In another attempt to purge Germany of her Jews, a roundup of Jews with Polish citizenship was enacted in October 1938. These Polish Jews were herded like cattle and dumped at the Polish border, where the Poles kept them in no-man's land. One deported family wrote to their son who was studying in Paris, Herschel Grynszpan. When he heard of the torments his parents went through, he resolved to avenge them and shot a German official, vom Rath, stationed in Paris.

This small rebellion was a perfect opportunity for Adolf Hitler and his henchmen to rise up in indignation. The Nazis called for demonstrations, and violence erupted across Germany for two days. Stores were destroyed, synagogues burned, and twenty thousand Jews arrested.

The riots came to be known as Kristallnacht - the night of broken glass. Hitler Launches the War
Hitler ordered the annexation of Austria and the Sudetenland in 1938. Hitler's army invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, sparking France and England to declare war on Germany. A Blitzkrieg (lightning war) of German tanks and infantry swept through most of Western Europe as nation after nation fell to the German war machine. Hitler's Last Days
Several attempts were made on Hitler's life during the war, but none was successful. As the war appeared to be inevitably lost and his hand-picked lieutenants, seeing the futility, defied his orders, he killed himself on April 30, 1945. His long-term mistress and new bride, Eva Braun, joined him in suicide.

By that time, one of his chief objectives was achieved with the annihilation of two-thirds of European Jewry. Body of Hitlers corpse Hitler and his bride Eva Braun Adolf Hitler Connection between Adolf Hitler and the book The Berlin Boxing Club When Hitler came to power it affected Karl and his family.

The Nuremberg Laws were applied to him he was kicked out of school, his apartment, he could no longer see his girlfriend and had to go live in the art gallery which during The Night of Broken Glass got destroyed.

Like all other Jewish families during this time Karl and his sister Hildly got separated from their parents and they were sent away to America to different families. Most likely not ever to see their parents again.

This story would not have happened if Hitler had not existed or gone this path in life. Anyone who is born of three or four Jewish grandparents shall be officially considered Jew.

Jews will no longer be able to marry those of true German blood.

Extramarital intercourse between Jews and true German citizens is forbidden.

Jews may not employ female citizens under the age of forty-five as domestic workers.

Jews are forbidden to display the national or Reich flag.
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