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Hitler Essay

  • Submitted by: marvinmilton
  • on March 24, 2014
  • Category: History
  • Length: 1,517 words

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Adolf Hitler
In the eyes of some people Adolf Hitler was a great mastermind. With his book Mein Kampf (my struggle); published while he was in prison, he gained followers. They believed in a superior race known as Aryan. Adolf caused a lot of pain and suffering too many people, but he wasn’t in the right state of mind.
Adolf was born April 20, 1889. He was born in Austria-Hungary.   When he was three years old he moved to Germany. He and his brothers worked on the family farm after they moved to Germany. When Adolf was going through his father’s belongings and became fixated with a picture book about the Franco-Prussian War, which introduced him to warfare. Adolf had a hard time in school only because he didn’t want to follow the strict guidelines the school required.
Adolf's father (Alois Hitler) wanted his son to follow in his footsteps and work in the customs bureau. Adolf wasn’t happy following his father because he wanted to become an artist. His father wasn’t happy with his son, so he sent him to Realschule a regular high school. Adolf rebelled against his father’s choice which resulted in him failing most of his classes.
At a young age Adolf announced his loyalty to Germany along with his friends. Instead of saluting his home country (Austria-Hungary) he saluted Germany. He and his friends sang the German anthem (Deutschland Über Alles) instead of his home countries anthem.
Adolf was a strong soldier, starting out slow but eventually becoming one of the top soldiers in his rank. Many tried to put him down saying he wasn’t a soldier and he was a terrible soldier. When he joined the Imperial Germany Army he didn’t know what he was getting into.
One of his fellow officers commented “He never let us down.” He was said to always take the worst jobs that no one wanted and complete them with pride. He was known as a “loner” because of his self-respect. Adolf earned a lot of awards including; Iron Cross-Second Class and Iron Cross-First Class which is...

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