ADOLF HITLER


1.The Beginning
At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was
born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child
was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois
Hitler, and his third wife Klara.

As a young boy Adolf attendated church regulary and sang in the
local choir. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which
resembled the Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi
party. He was a pretty good student. He received good marks in
most of his classes. However in his last year of school he
failed German and Mathematics, and only succeeded in Gym and
Drawing. He drooped out of school at the age of 16, spending a
total of 10 years in school. From childhood one it was his dream
to become an artist or architect. He was not a bad artist, as
his surviving paintings and drawings show but he never showed any
originality or creative imagination. To fullfil his dream he had
moved to Vienna the capital of Austria where the Academy of arts
was located. He failed the first time he tried to get admission
and in the next year, 1907 he tried again and was very sure of
success. To his surprise he failed again. In fact the Dean of
the academy was not very impressed with his performance, and gave
him a really hard time and said to him "You will never be
painter." The rejection really crushed him as he now reached a
dead end. He could not apply to the school of architecture as he
had no high-school diploma. During the next 35 years of his live
the young man never forgot the rejection he received in the
dean\'s office that day. Many Historians like to speculate
what would have happened IF.... perhaps the small town boy would
have had a bit more talent....or IF the Dean had been a little
less critical, the world might have been spared the nightmare
into which this boy was eventually to plunge it.

2.World War 1

While living in Vienna Hitler he made his living by drawing small
pictures of famous landmarks which he sold as post cards. But he
was always poor. He was also a regular reader of a small paper
which claimed that the Araban race was superior to all and was
destined to rule the world. The paper blamed Communists and Jews
for all their problems and hitler agreed to those views. Hitler
agree with most of the points made in the publication. He
continued to live a poor live in Vienna and in 1913 decided to
move to Munich. Still living in Vienna and being Austrain by
birth, Hitler showed more loyalty to the Geramny. He thought
that the Aryan race was destined to rule the world. Many believe
that he tried to escape the draft but it was never proven. His
live in Munich was not much better then before and he continued
to be poor. Then in 1914 World War I broke out and Hitler saw
this as a great opportunity to show his loyalty to the
"fatherland" by volunteering for the Imperial army. He did not
want to fight in the Austrian Army. Hitler was a good soldier.
Many of political opponents claimed that he was a coward but
records clearly show that he was not. He received to awards of
bravery but never achieved a high Rank.

In 1918 Germany surrendered and Hitler was very upset about the
loss. He believed that it was the Jews and the Communists who
betrayed the "fatherland" and it was here that his disliking of
the Jews most likely began. Germany after the war was in chaos.
With no real Government to control the country, many groups tried
to take control. One day a big communist group staged a big riot
but another group of ex-soldiers including Hitler managed to hold
them back.

3.The Nazi Party

Since there were not many chances for employment Hitler stayed in
the army. Hitler was assigned the job of going go to various
meetings of groups which sprang up like mushrooms and to report
on them. One day September 12, 1919 - a fateful day in history,
Hitler was sent to investigate a small group which called itself
the "German Workers Party". Hitler was not to happy about his
assignment. He thought it wouldn\'t be worth it to even go. At
the group mainly talked about the Countries problem and how the
Jews, communists and others where threatening the master race and
offered their own solutions. Hitler was bored by the meeting
but when