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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler Weimar and the Rise of Hitler After World War I the allies intended to permanently cripple Germany. Through the Versailles Treaty they would do this. The document stole Germanys nationalism, pride, and power. It left Germany helpless and lost. Many believed that Germany had been absolutely exploited and cheated under the terms of the treaty.

At the time nobody knew, but the Versailles Treaty would be the very seeds of the next world war. The end of World War I shocked many people. Most of these people were the citizens of Germany. The German army intended to deliver the German Offensive of 1918, this final attack would guarantee German victory. The government then pushed the German citizens to hang on just a little longer so they may be the victorious country.

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The government controlled the flow of information to the German citizens using propaganda, this information mislead them to believe that they were just about to win. But because of the United States admission to the war, Germany was forced into submission. The citizens of Germany were outraged. They had been mislead and they were full of questions. They wondered why many of their soldiers were still in the city of Belgium, if they had really lost, why wasnt Germany invaded? They also wondered why the government had said they were just about to win. Naturally, the country of Germany decided to point fingers on who was to blame for the loss.

Many people, including Adolf Hitler, blamed the Jews and communists. Once again, anti-Semitism plays a role in our worlds history. The Jews have been blamed for the death of Jesus, the black plague, and many other events. This is purely because of pure ignorance. Germany despised the Treaty of Versailles.

One of the articles of the treaty was that Germany limit their army to 100,000 men. Since Germany glorified the army as the number one thing in the country, it stabbed Germanys pride and militarism. The country was also forced to pay reparations and accept guilt for the war. Germany felt they had not even started the war and it was extremely unfair to pay reparations. Germany was also forced to give up their colonies. The country felt cheated and angry at the Versailles Treaty. Germany felt exploited, and many sought to avenge what they had lost.

The Weimar Republic was instantly blamed for signing the Versailles Treaty. Many called the Weimar Republic traitors for the signing the treaty. While this was going on, facts were hidden from the citizens of Germany. The actual German military officers had pushed the German Kaiser for peace. The officers wanted to keep their honor and prestige in the eyes of the public.

So this fact was left to be a secret. The government of Germany between 1919 and 1932 was the Weimar Republic. Many despised this because Germany had never had a democratic government. They also looked at the people of Weimar as traitors for signing the Versailles Treaty. These were the causes of Weimars distrust and unpopularity.

The NSDAP party intended to turn the government of Germany around. In 1932, the four major political parties in Germany were very different. The democratic SPD intended to concentrate on working class rights. They wanted to cut-down on Germanys militarism attitude to benefit the working class. The communist KPD party intended to form a non-class society, so the lower class may refrain from being starving slaves.

They too, wanted to rid the Weimar government and cut down on military spending. The religious Center Party were democratic Catholics, who saw a future filled with better moral values. They wanted to outlaw abortion and concentrate on growing the economy by using taxation appropriately. Then there was the determined NSDAP party filled with nationalism. The Nazis soul purpose was to reject the Versailles Treaty, and regain what Germany had lost because of it.

Hitler told the citizens of Germany that they had been stabbed in the back. Hitler told them that the other parties were weak because they had no intention to rid the document which gave Germany the position they lay in. The NSDAP intended to give back the German pride by rebuilding the army, replace the democratic government with one strong leader, and purge the corrupting non-Aryan influences. The NSDAP was determined and ready to take action. This influenced many of the German citizens. The NSDAP was impressive, compelling, and determined to change Germany for the better.

The democratic constitution was fatally flawed. Article 48 was the fatal virus: In the Reich Presidents opinion, if he felt the country was in a moment of desperation, he could take matters in his own hands, and suspend the Fundamental Rights. This included help from any armed forces. This fact gave dictatorship powers to the president indirectly. Because of the extreme nationalism and will to take action in the NSDAP party, many people hoped to use the Nazi party.

The Weimar republic believed they could use Hitler to purify Germany by ridding the Jews and communists, then after, they could control Hitler. After the NSDAP took 37% of the votes and won the election, many of Hindenburgs advisers believed that Hitler would be closely watched by the prime ministers from doing any drastic moves when ruling the government. So on January 30, 1932, Hindenburg gave the title of chancellor to Hitler. Then after the death of Hindenburg, Adolf Hitler was given the chance of becoming the dictator of Germany. Hitler made extraordinary moves in the country of Germany. Hitler outlawed any political party but the NSDAP in Germany.

He justified this law by saying that the other parties were ruining Germanys purity and German values. This included the brilliant plan of burning the Reichstag, and framing the communists. He explained to the German citizens that all the other parties were traitors, because they did not seek to destroy the Versailles treaty. Another move was the article made in March 24, 1933. The Enabling Law was the final piece to the absolute dictatorship.

This allowed Hitler to decree any law even if it conflicted with the constitution. So the fatal virus of the democratic constitution did have effect on the country of Germany. Hitler could now do as he pleased, and he did. He outlawed Jews marrying Germans, he outlawed Jews from voting, he made it clear that no Jew be citizen of Reich, and held the army under oath to be loyal and follow orders of the Fuehrer. Hitler declared himself Fuehrer, the dictator, an absolute monarch.

In a time of desperation, emergency, or distress, a country needs someone to take immediate action. These times were present in Germany in 1933. The citizens of Germany were hungry, in need, and unnourished. The Nazi party and Hitler promised immediate action. Since it seemed as if Germany had been going nowhere fast, many were influenced by the intentions of the Nazi party. Because the public despised democracy, they were in favor of having one strong leader in the country.

Hiter stressed the most important thing in a country is the people. He hypnotized people during his speeches because he was very influential and compelling. The Nazi party changed many lost and confused minds to be followers filled with nationalism and determination. Hitler was an extremist. Hitler was a leader, a brilliant organizer, and an excellent orator.

These qualities, plus the dilemma in the country of Germany, equals an absolute monarchy. If we learn from the rise of Hitler, our world shall never experience the things in the ensuing events of World War II again. We must learn from our mistakes to prevent the same things to happen in the future. Throughout history an influential man has taken charge over a broken group, country, or organization. The result may be good or bad. Clearly, the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party was one of the worst episodes in the history of our world.

Those who choose not to learn of the past are doomed to repeat it. -Winston Churchill Human Sexuality.

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.

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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 I
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 a man stood up and claimed that Bavaria should separate
from Germany, Hitler got up and argued that point. He argued that Germany and
germans must unite into one to survive. His natural ability to speak imprest
the leader of the group and at the end of the meeting he gave Hitler a pamphlet
and an initiation the next meeting. He wasn’t interested in attending but after
reading the hand out he accepted. He later joined the German Workers Party and
was in charge of Propaganda. The party was small at first but Hitler’s great
skill at deliberating speeches attracted more and more listeners and it soon
became a major party with many followers. Eventually Adolf Hitler became it’s
leader and the rest as they say….is history.


4. HITLER IN POWER
While spending time in prison for trying to overthrow the government Adolf
Hitler wrote his famous book “Mein Kampf”, in which he describes many problems
and where he states that the Jews and communists were responsible for those
problems. He also decided on the “Final Solution” to the “Jewish Question”. It
was his goal to eliminate the Jewish race from the European continent.It is
interesting to look and see how a small time boy from Austria with no education,
money or political background could become within a few years the leader of big
nation such as Germany. Historians believe that Hitler saw a great opportunity
to get his views across to the German people who have lost all hope. Of course
people did not start to support him right away. After he came into power, the
Nazi party took control over every aspect of every day life. Hitler ordered the
creation of a special police force to make sure that all opponents would be
elimanted, the Gestapo. He also gave orders to set up a special force which
would be used to transport and take care of all political prisioners and people
thought to be inferior. The name of the force was the feared SS. Mass
propaganda was used to persuade the German people that the “Fuhrer” would make
the country strong and powerful again. They also used propaganda against the
Jews and other minority groups which were considered enemies. Teachers had to
belong to the Nazi party, and children were taught that Jews very the source of
all their problems. Since the country was in chaos after the war, and was forced
to pay billions in damages, The Germans saw hope in Adolf Hitler. In the late
20’s the depression hit which made the situation even worse.

Hitler in his speeches blamed the Jews and Communists for their misfortunes
and many listed. Unemployment was very high at that time standing at about 25%.

Hitler also spoke out against the unfairness of the Versailles treaty. Germany
lost a lot of its territory. The Empire was no more. He believed the pure
Araban race is destined to rule the world and wanted to build an Empire that
would last a 1000 years. He preached that all Germans must unite in order for
this goal to succeed.

Hitler publicly stated his views on the Jews. But the Jews of Germany
didn’t see Hitler as a great threat at first. However when Hitler became
chancellor and eventually took over totally they changed their mind. The first
thing he did was to take the Jews their right to vote. Soon they were not
allowed to marry with a pure german, they could not hold positions such as
teachers, doctors lawyers,..and so on. Many Jews only then realized that he was
serious and many fled Germany. Why did so many Germans follow Hitler? When he
took power the economy was basically non existent. Many looked for answers and
hope. Hitler was their answer. He promised to rebuild the Glorious Germany of
the past. First he started to build up the Wehrmacht. Germany was not allowed
to have more than 100,000 men, but Hitler broke the treaty and gave orders to
increase that number. Factories started putting out weapons and people now had
jobs. To the Germans this was a very good sign. Mass rallies were held, where
Hitler continued to use his powers of speech on the German people.


5. THE ROAD TO WAR
At first the allies did nothing about the fact that Hitler broke the Treaty.

He gave speeches in which he indicated that the German people needed living
space. Later he Marched into the Reihnland, and area which Germany lost. Next
He moved into Austria, his home country and annexed it without a shoot being
fired into the Reich. Following Austria, he wanted control of the Sudetenland,
a part of Czechoslovakia which was mainly German speaking. He also achieved
that goal. The allies didn’t want another war so they led Hitler do what he
wanted to, but when he Attacked Poland on September 1st, 1939 the allies no
longer stood by and watched. Britain and France declared war on Germany a few
days after later, World War II began.


6. THE DARK SIDE
After the Wehrmacht conquered and occupied a territory the SS quickly
followed. They would round up Jews, Communists, Gypsies, Homosexuals and others
which were viewed as “Inferior” according to Nazi racial theory and enemies of
the German people and put on trains. They were all sent to Concentration camps,
which were set up to implement the ‘final solution’. Camps such as Auschwitz,
Treblinka, Bergen Belsen were all equipped with gas chambers to make the killing
process quick and efectfull. In those camps 6 million Jews and many others were
killed by the Nazis. Hitler’s army seemed unstoppable but in the end, the
allies managed to win many decisive battles. Eventually on Aril 30th, 1945
Hitler committed suicide in his bunker by shooting himself in the mouth. His
body was burned, but no ones knows what happened to the “Fuhrer’s” ashes. On
May 7th, 1945 Germany surrendered unconditionally.


7. THE MAN
Hitler was one of the most, if not the most cruel man to ever walk the face
of the earth. His believe of the superiorority of the “Aryan” race made him
hate all others. He believed that the slaws to the east should be made work for
the German people. He thought of blacks as being “Sub-human”. And Most of all
he hated the Jews. So much that in early 1945, when equipment and manpower was
badly needed on the front Hitler insisited on man and equipment staying and
continuing to tranport Jews to the camps. In his Testament he left his money to
his family. And message to the Germany people “Above all I charge the leaders
of the nation and those under them to scrupulous observance of the laws of race
and to merciless opposition to the universal poisoner of all peoples,
international Jewry.”
The only people which would be spared where the Scandinavians to the north,
since they were closely related to the German race. With Hitler’s death the
Nazi party quickly fated. But there is still a lot of tension in todays Germany.


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