The Life of Adolf Hitler

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"Whoever lights the torch of war in Europe can wish for nothing but chaos." That was said by the famous German dictator, known as Adolf Hitler. Would we say he kept his promise? Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, in Braunau, Austria. Braunau is on the Inn River along the Bavarian-German boarder. Hitler lived in Linz, Austria for most of his childhood. When Adolf graduated from elementary school, he started to become rebellious. When he was 16 years old he gave up and left education entirely. Adolf Hitler dreamed of becoming a famous artist. In 1907, his mother died of unknown circumstances and shortly thereafter he moved to Vienna. He wanted to enroll in the Academy of Fine Arts to pursue his goal, but he was not accepted. His rejection by the Academy of Fine Arts is what many people think to be the start of his madness or insanity.

In May 1913, Hitler tried to avoid being drafted into the Austrian military. He escaped across the German border, into Munich, but was arrested and turned over to the Austrian police. He needed to get examined so he could be drafted. Due to certain abnormalities, Hitler failed the draft physical examination. Happy to have failed his exam and being released from the draft, Hitler returned to Munich. As he returned, World War I broke out. This changed Hitler's mind. He decided he was going to volunteer to be in the German army. (Byers, Paula k.)

Hitler fought on the Western Front. He had gained promotions to Corporal, but no further. He won several awards for bravery and was injured twice. He also got the very respected Iron Cross First Class. After the war, Hitler joined a German Worker's Party in 1919. As a member he was quoted as...