Hitler was one of the most notorious dictators in history who ruled Nazi Germany from 1934 till 1945. He was an Austrian native who moved to Munich at the onset of the 1st world war and was accepted into the German Army in August 1914 after his enlistment. His dictatorship gave rise to policies that triggered the 2nd World War and the brutal murder of over 11 million people which consisted of the Jews, the retarded, homosexual, the Christians, communist and Roma, and Sinti gypsies. Hitler’s fascist regime was brought to an end when he committed suicide towards the end of the war. His ultimate defeat marked the end of fascism as well as Germany’s dominance in the history of Europe.
Hitler was born in a town in the present day Hungary (Austria-Hungary) called Braunau am Inn, nearer to the German Empire border. His date of birth was on the 20th of April 1889 after which he was christened Adolphus Hitler by his parents Alois Hitler and his third wife Klara Polzi. Hitler’s parents had six children in all but unfortunately, three of them namely Ida, Gustav, and Otto – died in infancy. He was the 4th child of the family but had two step-siblings from his father’ second marriage also living in the household, they were Angela (b. 1883) and Alois Jr. (b. 1882).
His family relocated to Passau, Germany when the young Hitler just clocked three where he encountered no difficulty in imbibing the distinguishing lower Bavarian dialect, instead of Austrian German which was how he spoke throughout his life. However in 1894, his family went back home to their native Austria and settled in Leonding, June 1895 marked his father’s retirement to Hafeld, very close to Lambach where he engaged in farming and beekeeping,
Hitler went to a public primary school called Volksschule, very close to Fischlham, the family’s relocation to Hafeld coincided with the commencement of very severe father-son disagreement as Hitler bluntly repudiated the strict discipline in his school. His non-conformity led to his being beaten up by his father, though his mother showed him some solidarity by trying to protect him. When his dad’s farming endeavor turned out as an effort in futility, the family had to relocate again but this time to Lambach.
At age eight, Hitler engaged in singing lessons, participated in the church choir and at a point in his life, he contemplated becoming a priest. Along with his family, he returned permanently to Leonding in 1898 where he had a great shock from the death of Edmund – his younger brother who died from measles in 1900. Thus Hitler made a complete reverse from a self-assured, sociable, meticulous student to a miserable, isolated boy who continually battled both his teachers and father.
His dad wanted the young Hitler to follow in his footsteps after he became successful as a staff of the customs bureau but this was met with even more resistance from Hitler who also rebelled against being sent off to the Realschule in Linz in the month of September 1900, rather, his wish was to end up as an artist after attending a classical high school. Following the demise of his father on the 3rd of January 1903, his mom withdrew him from school after the further deterioration of his academic performance. Both his performance and behavior improved when he joined the Realschule, Steyr in September 1904.
Hitler’s Family, Wife and Children
As earlier stated, Hitler was born into the family of Alois and Klara with six direct siblings and two step-siblings. He met his wife Eva Braun, in 1929 and they got married on the 29th of April 1945. It was rumored that he had a daughter but this was never established. Geli Raubal – his half-niece, who was rumored to have a romantic relationship with him, committed suicide in Hitler’s Munich apartment with his gun. His younger sister Paula Hitler who was the last surviving member of the family died in June 1960.
Who Killed Hitler?
Hitler was not killed by anybody, rather he committed suicide on the 30th of April 1945 when he found out that Germany was going to be the loser in the raging war. He married his longtime lover Eva Braun on the midnight that ushered in April 29, 1945. After he was informed of the execution of Benito Mussolini – the Italian dictator, Hitler was afraid of being captured by the enemy troop and thus committed suicide along with his new wife, barely 24 hours after his nuptials.
The notorious Austria-German warlord stood at 1.75 m tall in his socks; weighing about 155 lbs. His other body statistics were never captured.