Hitler Facts

Hitler Facts
Adolf Hitler was the leader (Fuhrer) of the Nazi Party, and the Chancellor of Germany, most well-known as the Nazi leader responsible for the Holocaust - a racially-motivated genocide of millions of Jewish people. Adolf Hitler was born on April 20th, 1889 in Braunau am Inn, Austria, to Klara Polzl and Alois Hitler. He was their fourth out of six children. Hitler's family moved to Germany when he was three, and until he was ten years old Hitler appeared normal, but then his brother died. Hitler's personality changed. As a young man Hitler was already beginning to develop anti-Semitism. He served in World War I and was awarded the Iron Cross. Following WWI Hitler pursued art until he was introduced to a group called the Nationalist Socialist German Worker's Party, which fuelled his interest in anti-Semitism and setting him on the road to becoming responsible for one of the deadliest times in human history.
Interesting Hitler Facts:
Before Hitler was born, his father changed the family name from Schicklgruber to Hitler.
The Lieutenant Hug Gutmann who recommended Hitler for the Iron Cross in WWI was Jewish. Later he was arrested by the SS but he was released once it was discovered he had been the one to recommend the Iron Cross for Hitler in WWI.
Hitler was known to praise the way the American government killed off the Native Americans.
Hitler gave all the other nations of the world the opportunity to take the Jewish people. They all refused. Hitler went on with his plan to murder them in concentration camps.
Hitler had planned to build a museum called the 'Museum of An Extinct Race' to place Jewish artifacts after the Holocaust.
There were many plans to assassinate Hitler but they failed. At one point they were cancelled because it was feared that the new leader would be more efficient.
The Nazis tried to replace Christmas. They wanted the celebration of the birth of Christ to be replaced by the coming of Hitler. They wanted to put swastikas on the top of Christmas trees.
Hitler never visited the concentration camps that he had built in order to house and murder the Jewish prisoners.
During the war Hitler's army bombed his nephew's house in Liverpool, and his nephew then joined the US Navy to fight the Nazis.
Adolf Hitler thought women were attracted to him so he didn't marry until moments before his suicide. The German public were not aware of Hitler's relationship with Eva Brown until WWII ended and they had both committed suicide.
It is believed that Adolf Hitler was suffering from a variety of illnesses and that he took multiple medications - as many as 90 different pills during WWII. He has been described as a neurotic psychopath. By late 1942 Hitler was believed to be addicted to cocaine, opiates, and methamphetamine.
Hitler's actions in the time he was in power are believed to have resulted in the deaths of more than 40 million people.
Osama bin Laden and Adolf Hitler were both officially declared dead on May 1st in the year they died.


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