Adolf Hitler:

Dictator of Germany


The History Guy: World War Two

Adolf Hitler- (April 20, 1889-April 30, 1945)

 Adolf Hitler is known in history as an evil, warmongering dictator whose leadership of Germany plunged the world into the most deadly and destructive war in history. He is responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of war casualties, and is actually best known as the force behind the Holocaust, the genocide of Europe's Jewish population.

Hitler was born in 1889 in Austria, a german-speaking natin south of Germany. When World War One broke out in 1914, Adolf Hitler joined the German Army and served with distinction on the Western Front. After the war ended, he settled into a life of political activism in the so uthern German state of Bavaria, where he soon took over leadership of the small National Socialist German Workers’ Party. Under his leadership, the fledgling Fascist party grew and began attracting large numbers of Germans unhappy with the miserable condition Germany found itself in as the losing power from World War One.

Hitler's ambitions were on display for the world to see, as he had written a book, titled Mein Kampf (My Struggle), which laid out his hatred of Jews and his plans for conquest. His actions and political and military fantasies led to the German invasion of Poland, which launched World War Two in Europe.

Hitler and Mussolini

Hitler and Mussolini



Alois Hitler (1837-1903)--Father

Klara Polzl Hitler (1860-1907) --Mother

Eva Braun (1912-1945)--Wife

Alois Hitler, Jr. --Half-Brother

Angela Hitler --Half-Sister

Paula Hitler (1896-1960)--Sister


High School dropout


pre-world War One: Artist

1914-1920: Soldier in the German Army

1920-1945: Politician


Military Service:

Years of service: 1914-1920 in the Imperial German Army

Highest Rank: Corporal

Unit: 16th Bavarian Reserve Regiment



Hitler's Service Medals and Citations:

--Iron Cross First and Second Class

--Wound Badge


Political Career:

1921: Joined the National Socialist Worker's Party and soon becomes its leader

1933: Becomes Chancellor of Germany


Associates, Contemporaries & Connections

Hermann Goering-German Air Force Commander

Heinrich Himmler--Gestapo Leader

Rudolf Hess---German Planner

Benito Mussolini-Fascist dictator of Italy-Hitler's ally

Joseph Stalin-Hitler's sometime ally and eventual enemy

Franklin Roosevelt-American President-enemy of Hitler




Lee, R. "World War Two: Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)"