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The personal ideology of Adolf Hitler

Who he was, where he was from, what he was associated with, the time period in which he was popular and for what reason

Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau, Austria on April 20, 1889. He was the fourth child of Alois Shichickelgruber and Klara Hitler. His father had been married twice before. Three of Adolf's siblings died as children. His siblings who survived were a brother Edmond and a sister Paula. By the time he was 10 the family had moved at least three times. During one six month period of time the family lived across from a Benedictine monastery. The most notable figure on the monastery's coat of arms was a swastika which would later figure prominently in Nazi rituals. It was during this time that Hitler began thinking about possibly joining the priesthood.

By the time he was eleven years old, Hitler's ability as an artist began to surface. He attended a school that offered drawing but did not do well as a student. This was the first of a series of occasions in which Hitler's dreams soared high above his potential and his personal motivation to realize those dreams. His father died in 1903 and in 1906 at the age of 16 Hitler left the family home for Vienna. He had quit school supposedly because of poor health but his personal motivation to stay in school was pretty much nonexistent.

Hitler spent 6 years in Vienna. In a superficial sense his time in Vienna was a complete failure. Though he painted numerous watercolor paintings he was unable to sell many of them and he was rejected several times from admission to the art school he had hoped to attend. He ran out of money three years into his time in Vienna, in 1909 and spent the following three years living in flophouses and hostels. He essentially survived because of the goodwill of others who cared for the indigent. Ironically, many of these organizations were funded by Jewish philanthropists. His time in Vienna was notable because during this time he came was helped by Jewish people and yet it was here also that his fierce anti-Semitism began to germinate. Two of his close friends were Jews and he apparently admired Jewish actors, performers and art dealers. However, the Vienna media was extremely anti-Semitic and it seems that much of Hitler's intense hatred for the Jews can be attributed to his early indoctrination at the hands of the Vienna media.

In 1913, Hitler left Vienna for Munich in an effort to escape the draft. He was caught by the police and taken back to Vienna. However, his medical exam determined that he was unfit for military service claiming he was too weak to be suitable to the army. Though Hitler seemed destined never to serve in the military, this changed when World War I ignited across Europe. He enlisted in the Bavarian army and less than two months later he was involved in intense fighting in Ypres, France. He proved his bravery in battle on numerous occasions and was awarded the Iron Cross twice. Ironically, one Iron Cross was presented to him by a Jewish officer. He was wounded by artillery fire in 1916 and spent several months recuperating in the hospital. He then returned to active service and served until 1918 when he was temporarily blinded by a mustard gas attack in Belgium.

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Who he was, where he was from, what he was associated with, the time period in which he was popular and for what reason

Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau, Austria on April 20, 1889. He was the fourth child of Alois Shichickelgruber and Klara Hitler. His father had been married twice before. Three of Adolf's siblings died as children. His siblings who survived were a brother Edmond and a sister Paula. By the time he was 10 the family had moved at least three times. During one six month period of time the family lived across from a Benedictine monastery. The most notable figure on the monastery's coat of arms was a swastika which would later figure prominently in Nazi rituals. It was during this time that Hitler began thinking about possibly joining the priesthood.

By the time he was eleven years old, Hitler's ability as an artist began to surface. He attended a school that offered drawing but did not do well as a student. This was the first of a series of occasions in which Hitler's dreams soared high above his potential and his personal motivation to realize those dreams. His father died in 1903 and in 1906 at the age of 16 Hitler left the family home for Vienna. He had quit school supposedly because of poor health but his personal motivation to stay in school was pretty much nonexistent.

Hitler spent 6 years in Vienna. In a superficial sense his time in Vienna was a complete failure. Though he painted numerous watercolor paintings he was unable to sell many of them and he was rejected several times from admission to the art school he had hoped to attend. He ran out of money three years into his time in Vienna, in 1909 and spent the following three years living in flophouses and hostels. He essentially survived because of the goodwill of others who cared for the indigent. Ironically, many of these organizations were funded by Jewish philanthropists. His time in Vienna was notable because during this time he came was helped by Jewish people and yet it was here also that his fierce anti-Semitism began to germinate. Two of his close friends were Jews and he apparently admired Jewish actors, performers and art dealers. However, the Vienna media was extremely anti-Semitic and it seems that much of Hitler's intense hatred for the Jews can be attributed to his early indoctrination at the hands of the Vienna media.

In 1913, Hitler left Vienna for Munich in an effort to escape the draft. He was caught by the police and taken back to Vienna. However, his medical exam determined that he was unfit for military service claiming he was too weak to be suitable to the army. Though Hitler seemed destined never to serve in the military, this changed when World War I ignited across Europe. He enlisted in the Bavarian army and less than two months later he was involved in intense fighting in Ypres, France. He proved his bravery in battle on numerous occasions and was awarded the Iron Cross twice. Ironically, one Iron Cross was presented to him by a Jewish officer. He was wounded by artillery fire in 1916 and spent several months recuperating in the hospital. He then returned to active service and served until 1918 when he was temporarily blinded by a mustard gas attack in Belgium.

Hitler, along with much of the German population, was shocked and outraged by the German surrender at the end of World War I. The conspiracy theory stating that the German army had been stabbed in the back by the German government aided by Jewish conspirators soon swept the country. Some of the ideas behind the conspiracy were somewhat true. Communist efforts at crippling the economy of most first world countries through the use of militant labor tactics had its effect on Germany. Many Jews were active members of these Communist societies. However, it should be noted that Jews as a whole were very loyal to Germany and many served in the German armed forces during World War I. However, the conspiracy theories had the effect of further warping Hitler's mind toward a hatred of both Communists in general and the Jewish and Slavic people specifically.

Soon after the war, Hitler was recruited by a military intelligence organization to keep tabs on a small political discussion ...

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This is a 6 page paper about Hitler and his personal ideology, This includes beliefs about anti-semitism, pan-germanism, anti-capitalism and anti-communism. Links to sources used is included but proper APA citation with Reference page according to APA standards is not included. Almost 2,800 words of original text.

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