Hitler was the one who was responsible for three of 20th century’s most climactic events: The World War II, the Holocaust and the Cold War, which followed World War II. Plus, Israel would not have come into existence in the Middle East, if the holocaust had not taken place.
Adolf Hitler’s Childhood
Born on the 20th of April, 1889, in Brannau, a town in Austria, Adolf Hitler was the 4th child of Klara Hitler and Alois Schickelgruber. As a child, Adolf Hitler had a troubled childhood. There are evidences that his father was violent person. Hitler and his mother were often victims of his father’s violent behavior.
Adolf Hitler and his parents moved to Passau, when he was only three years old. After couple of years, his brother Elmond was born. In 1895, the family moved to Hafeld, southwest of Linz. In 1896, his sister Paula was born. Adolf had a half sister and a half brother from his father’s previous marriages.
In 1903, Adolf Hitler’s father died of pleural hemorrhage. In 1906, Hitler was granted permission to visit Vienna to get admitted in an art school. His mother died of breast cancer in 1907.
He spent around six years in Vienna, living on the small inheritance left by his father and also, on his orphan’s pension. He had a couple of Jewish friends when he was staying in Vienna. Around the same time, Hitler started to develop a prejudice for Jews.
Hitler, then went to Munich, and joined the 16th Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment of World War I, wherein he was gassed and wounded, and was also given an award for bravery in action.
It was in 1919, after the end of the war, that Hitler joined what was known as the German Workers Party, which he later renamed as the National Socialist German Workers Party, which in turn was abbreviated to the Nazi Party. Soon, he took charge of the propaganda of the party, and by the year 1921, he was made the leader.