Adolf Hitler

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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. 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...