Adolf Hitler was born on 20 April 1889 in Braunau am Inn, Austria. His father, Alois Hitler (Also known as Alois Schicklgruber), was a customs official.
His mother, Klara Polzl was a domestic servant who was 23 younger than her husband.
Hitler is badly treated by his father and spoilt by his mother. He has two elder brothers, Gustav Hitler (1885-1886) who died during an outbreak of diphtheria and Otto Hitler (1887-1887), two elder sisters, Ida Hitler (1886-1886) who also died of diphtheria and Angela Hitler (1883-1949), one younger brother, Edmund Hitler (1894-1900) who died of measles on 2 February 1900 and one younger sister, Paula Hitler (1896-1960). Soon in 1903 his ...view middle of the document...
He is sentenced to five years jail but he only does 9 months.
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Hitler as a boy The Swastika Hitler as an adult
Rise to power
After being released, he works hard to rebuild the Nazi Party. In 1933 he wins the election and is allowed to govern independently. All Nazis in prison are issued with full pardons. Regional governments are fired and new governors are handpicked by Hitler.
Hitler also creates a secret state police called the Gestapo. A program of public works and forced labour helps bring the economy under control. Support for Hitler increases. In 1934 he becomes president and chancellor, giving him supreme command of the German armed forces. Hitler is now the Fuhrer.
In 1936 Hitler joins with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. On the same year Hitler confirms his intention to take Germany into war, telling his soldiers that the country must be ready to fight by 1940.
On 22 August Hitler briefs his senior military commanders on his plans for the invasion of Poland.
On September 1 German troops invade Poland Britain and France declare war on Germany 2 days later. The Second World War has begun. Poland is defeated in less than a month.
The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France are invaded the following month. By the middle of June 1940 France has surrendered. Captured Jews are sent to work camps.
Meanwhile, in Germany, disabled...