“Adolf Hitler”


Alexa Garcia-Del Rio, Staff Writer

Adolf Hitler was born April 20, 1889, in Braunau, Austria. Hitler is mostly remembered as the individual who was responsible for the Holocaust. Hitler died on April 30, 1945, at the age of fifty-six.

Adolf Hitler played a role in many world disasters such as World War II, The Holocaust, Operation Barbarossa, Nazism, First Battle of Ypres, Beer Hall Putsch, The T4 Program, The German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, and The Munich Agreement. He became of great importance to history, not in good terms, however. He was responsible for World War II starting. He was also the leader of the Nazi Party. Hitler led to the extension of the Soviet Union power all over Europe. In addition, He was responsible for the killing of six million Jews and millions of others.

Hitler rose to power because of his popularity and propaganda. Many people loved Hitler for exploiting unrest during the Great Depression. Also, in 1932 he placed second in the presidential race in Germany. On March 23, the Enabling Act was passed, the act that enabled Adolf Hitler to assume dictatorial powers, which gave Hitler full power.

Hitler’s ambition for expanding and conquering other lands caused World War II. Hitler took control of Austria and Czechoslovakia in 1939. However, on September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland. Hiter invasion in Poland meant absolute war to Germany from French and British. On September 3, 1939, both countries declared war on Germany.

Hitler had great accomplishments too, he wrote a book called Mein Kampf. Hitler also brought Germany out of the Great Depression. Additionally, He restored Germany’s economy and brought the nation back to full employment. He rebuild the German military. Adolf Hitler gave Germany political peace as head of the Nazi Party.

Hitler committed suicide on April 30, 1945, in his underground bunker in Berlin, Germany. Although many people doubt the way he died, it is believed that he shot himself. Eva Braun, Hilter’s wife, also took her life. Both bodies were burned and buried. After his death, there was rumors that he was still alive. Then, according to the Soviets, Hitler’s body was secretly buried before being exhumed and cremated in 1970. Although the skull was recovered later in 2009, DNA tests revealed that the skull thought to be Hitler’s was known to be a women skull.

Many people may remember Hitler as a man with a lot of power, however in his early life he lived in homeless shelters. Also, Hitler never visited a concentration camp personally. There were rumors stating that Hitler wanted to be a priest when he was a kid. In 1938, Hitler was Time Magazine’s man of the year. Hitler suffered from ailurophobia, which is the fear of cats.

Hitler will always be remembered as the man who caused the massive genocide of all time. However, some may remember him with pride and respect for his accomplishments. Either way Adolf Hitler will always be remembered as a part of the world’s history.