Biography of Adolf Hitler

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Adolf Hitler was born on 20th April 1889. He was born in "Braunau am Inn",

Austria. Hitler tried to become an artist after high school, but was rejected by

The Fine Arts in Vienna twice. Hitler was angry because of this and turned to the


In World War I he volunteered for service in the Bavarian army. He proved to be

a brave soldier. Hitler was injured by an English gas attack. He lost his sight for a while

and spent his time in the hospital.

Hitler became German chancellor on 30th January 1933. Hitler quickly

established himself as a dictator. He sent troops into the demilitarized Rhineland. By

1938 Hitler occupied Austria and the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia.

Britain and France feared Germany so they made the Munich Pact so that Hitler would

not take over any additional Czech territory. However in March 1939 Hitler occupied

the remainder of Czechoslovakia.

In 1939 Germany signed a non-aggression pact with

the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). In the pact, the two countries

divided up Poland. Germany later defeated Poland. One year after this Germany

controlled most of Europe. Hitler gave the order to attack the Soviet union around

1941.He made many enemies.

During the war Hitler put Jews in concentration camps where around 6 million

Jews were killed. Hitler committed suicide with his wife because Soviet troops

surrounded his bunker, so instead of being held prisoner he killed himself. Hitler was a

powerful leader and caused a lot of chaos with other nations and other religions.