Hitler's Rise to Power

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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. 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...