A small and hollow man like adolf schicklgruber-hitler who failed his secondary school, was not admitted to the academy and could never hold down an everyday job can become larger-than-life. Adolf hitler was the leader of germany from 1933 to 1945 he was leader of the nazi party and became a powerful dictator he was leader of the nazi party and became a powerful dictator hitler started world war ii by invading poland and then invading many other european countries. Adolf hitler was born on april 20, 1889, in braunau-am-inn, austria, near the austro-german border adolf's father, alois, worked as a customs officer on the border his mother, klara, had previously given birth to two other children by alois, gustav and ida, but they both died in infancy. How did adolf hitler rise from an aimless drifter and failed artist to become the most destructive politician of the 20th century professor jeremy noakes examines a remarkable transformation. Decades after the fall of the third reich, it feels impossible to understand how adolf hitler, the tyrant who orchestrated one of the largest genocides in human history, could ever have risen to.
Did you ever see that episode of the twilight zone in which they went back in time and tried to kill hitler (as a baby, of course), but ended up. Towards the end of his life, adolf hitler (1889-1945) followed a vegetarian diet it is not clear when he adopted it, since some accounts of his dietary habits prior to the second world war indicate that he consumed meat as late as 1937. For adolf hitler, the goal of a legally established dictatorship was now within reach on march 15, 1933, a cabinet meeting was held during which hitler and göring discussed how to obstruct what was left of the democratic process to get an enabling act passed by the reichstag.
Adolf hitler's accession to power in germany on january 30, 1933, occasioned only the slightest interest in britain little was known of him little was known of him it was usually assumed that he was a tool of the right or the army and in any case would not remain. On 30 january 1933, adolf hitler was appointed chancellor of germany the supposed one thousand year reich had started but it would be another nineteen months before hitler achieved absolute power 1932 germany saw the rise of the nazi party into a prominent political force the weimar government. Actually it was the other way round alois hitler (adolf's father) was born adolf schicklgruber and changed his last name to hitler when he was in his late 30s - some 12 years (and 3 months and 17.
By the summer of 1934, the elderly german president, paul von hindenburg, lay close to death at his country estate in east prussia he had been in failing health for several months, thus giving adolf hitler and the nazis ample opportunity to make plans to capitalize on his demise. How was hitler able to become chancellor on the rise of adolf hitler story of why hitler came to power is about the reasons why the german people lost their. Adolf hitler committed suicide with his wife on april 30, 1945 while it is told that he did this to avoid 'making a spectacle of himself', the actual reasons are known only to hitler himself a lot of people also look at the nazi ideal of 'death before dishonor', to which some attribute the suicide of hitler and many other nazi party members.
Hitler's takeover although the nazi party had become very powerful, they lost close to two million votes in the november 1932 reichstag elections, which meant that they only had 33 percent of the vote, and not the majority they needed. Adolf hitler was not elected to power in germany by an overwhelming upsurge of popular demand the nazi party certainly achieved substantial support, winning 37 per cent of the total vote in the 1932 election. Hitler claimed in mein kampf that he became devoted to anti-semitism while in vienna, and although historians are incredulous about hitler's reminiscences, most have accepted this, since it seems so plausible.
Originally answered: why was adolf hitler able to become leader of germany despite being born in austria german citizenship is based on being of german descent, of german 'blood' in other words having german parents. In hitler's mind, all the groups that he saw as foiling germany - bolsheviks, socialists, social democrats - became identified with jews, because indeed, jews were so prominently represented among each of them. Adolf hitler was born on april 20th 1889 in a small austrian town called braunau, near to the german border his father - alois - was fifty-one when hitler was born he was short-tempered, strict and brutal.