Adolf Hitler Quotes (Author of Mein Kampf)
Adolf Hitler: Leader of the Third Reich - Fast Facts - History
Hitler was of great historical importance—a term that does not imply a positive judgment—because his actions changed the course of the world. He was responsible for starting World War II , which resulted in the deaths of more than 50 million people. In addition, Hitler was responsible for the Holocaust , the state-sponsored killing of six million Jews and millions of others. With his oratorical skills and use of propaganda, he soon became its leader. Hitler gained popularity nationwide by exploiting unrest during the Great Depression , and in he placed second in the presidential race. The following month the Reichstag fire occurred, and it provided an excuse for a decree overriding all guarantees of freedom.
The German dictator Adolf Hitler led the extreme nationalist and racist Nazi party and served as chancellor-president of Germany from to Arguably one of the most effective and powerful leaders of the twentieth century, his leadership led to the deaths of nearly six million Jews. The son of an extremely strong-willed Austrian customs official, his early youth seems to have been controlled by his father until his death in Adolf soon became rebellious and began failing at school. He finally left formal education altogether in and began his long years of aimless existence, reading, painting, wandering in the woods, and dreaming of becoming a famous artist. In , when his mother died, he moved to Vienna in an attempt to enroll in the famed Academy of Fine Arts.