about the life of adolf hitler. when he was a boy. to when he was in jail. to when he was ruler of germany.

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Adolf Hitler may just be the most notorious person to ever set foot on earth. The high school drop out wanted to be a painter, until his dream was shattered. Later he joined the army and fought on the side of Germany during WWI. He joined the German Workers Party and was imprisoned for treason. He was later appointed chancellor and wanted to take over the world by getting rid of anyone "sub-human". He launched World War II and upon defeat he ended his own life.

On the evening of April 20th, 1889 Hitler was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. He was the son of Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara Polzl (the son of a minor customs official and a peasant girl) . As a child he went to church regularly and sang in the choir. He was a decent student; he would get good grades in most of his classes.

He dropped out of school when he was 16, only having gone to school for 10 years. As a kid he wanted to become an artist or an architect, so he moved to the capital of Austria, Vienna where the Academy of arts was. The first time he tried to get in he wasn't accepted, and in the next year, 1907, he tried and failed again (...was rejected for lack of talent) . There was nothing else he could do. He couldn't apply to the school of architecture, because he had never got his high school diploma.

To make money, while he lived in Vienna, Hitler would draw small pictures of famous landmarks and sell them as post cards to make money (...he lived on small earnings from pictures he drew) . He used to read a small newspaper that said that the...