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Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Who were Hitler’s Parents?  Hitler’s father was Alois Hitler(Schickelgruber)  Hitler’s mother was Klara Polzl  Hitler’s.

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1 Adolf Hitler and the Nazis

2 Who were Hitler’s Parents?  Hitler’s father was Alois Hitler(Schickelgruber)  Hitler’s mother was Klara Polzl  Hitler’s parents were related, they were uncle and niece.

3 So who was Hitler?  Hitler was the first child to survive his parents marriage.  Hitler was born on April 20,1889 C.E.  Hitler was born in Brannau, Austria. This makes Hitler and Austrian and NOT a German!  Hitler was a poor student in school

4 Hitler Continued:  Hitler had great dreams of becoming an artist.  Hitler’s father wanted his son to have a job similar to his. He was very abusive to young Addie.  Hitler’s mother constantly gave in to whatever her son wanted.

5  Hitler’s father dies suddenly of a stroke  Hitler eventually applies to art school in Vienna, he is rejected  Hitler’s mother is diagnosed with breast cancer and dies a  Painful death.  Hitler applies to art school a second time. He is rejected  again. This time he blames the Jews.  Hitler supports himself in Vienna selling painted postcards.  He lives in a hotel for men.  Hitler is called up for the draft in the Austrian Army, he  Believes the Austrian army is beneath him. Adolf escapes to  Germany.  He arrives in Munich on the eve of WWI. Adolf volunteers for  The German army.

6 HITLER IS ASSIGNED TO THE WESTERN FRONT. Hitler rises to the rank of Lance corporal. He earns the iron cross for bravery Hitler is wounded in a mustard gas attack and is temporarily blinded. He is recovering in the hospital when armistice is declared. He may well also have been shot in the groin

7 Hitler After WWI  Hitler was to be discharged from the army.  He was approached with the job of a spy for the army---he accepted  He began investigating the many political parties that had sprung up after the war and then reported to the military about their plans

8 Hitler after WWI, Continued  Hitler attended a meeting of the German Workers Party (DAP)  Hitler later changed the name of the party to the NSDAP.  The Nazis were loosely organized at this point. Mostly making speeches against the German Government. Hitler was an excellent speaker. He knew how to work the crowd!

9 Inflation, Versailles, Anti- Semitism  Between 1920 and 1924 prices in Germany were out of control  The Treaty of Versailles had crippled Germany both militarily and economically  Hitler and his Party used this to their advantage by BLAMING THE JEWS!

10 The Beer Hall Putsch  The Nazis made an attempt to take over the local Bavarian government.  In November 1923 at a Munich Beer Hall the plan was executed.  The Nazis involved including Hitler were betrayed  The Putsch failed. In an attempt to flee Hitler was wounded.

11 After the Putsch  Hitler was jailed and then put on trial for treason  Hitler was found guilty and sentenced to 5 years in prison, however, he only served 9 months  While in prison he wrote his autobiography, Mein Kampf

12 Hitler’s Life After Prison  After his release Hitler went back as the main speaker for the NSDAP.  He began an affair with a young woman, Geli Raubel who happened to be his niece.  Their affair would continue until her death. After Geli’s death Hitler became a strict vegetarian

13 The Nazis Rise to Power  As a result of the failed Putsch the Nazi Party realized the only way to get power was to be elected to government offices  From the late 1920’s until 1933 the Nazi Party’s number of seats in the government Reichstag slowly grew. Eventually they held a majority and were ready to strike!


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