2Hitler’s early life Born 4/20/1889 in Austria Never knew who his Grandfather was---possiblyJewish—Mother workedFor wealthy Jewish family--speculation their 19 year old son got her pregnant
3Hitler’s Boyhood—Hitler top right Two things happened at age 61. He entered school2. His father retiredThis created a structure andstrictness in his life he was notused too.His father often used harsh words and occasional beatings: His older brother ran away from home at age 14—never returned…Hitler was next in line to get it from his father.
4Hitler’s BoyhoodHitler’s family moved and he soon attended school at a Catholic monastery: They had several swastikas carved out of wood…Hitler liked how they looked.He did well here, was in the boy choir, even considered being a priest.
6Hitler’s ChildhoodHe loved playing army and war with his younger brotherOne day he was rummaging through his father’s books and found several war military books.It became an obsession—reading it over and over and thinking it was a glorious event!
7Hitler’s childhoodHis younger brother died at age 6, he was 11. He was buried next to their house.Hitler would often stare at it out the windowHe moved again and found out he had talent for drawing
8Hitler must choose a career He wanted to be an artistFather wanted him to be a Civil Servant like himArgue over his career choiceHe failed his first year/second year did betterDeveloped German nationalism—soon became an obsessionFather died when Hitler was 13, leaving him head of the household
10Hitler and World War IHe was upset at the Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand.Joined the Bavarian army1916—wounded by enemy shell/temp blinded by mustard gas attack—received 2 iron crosses for Bravery
12The origins of Hitler’s hatred towards Jews and Communists Communist-inspired insurrection shook Germany while Hitler was recovering from his injuriesSome of the leaders were JewsStarted his hatred for the twoHitler’s Youth growing up
13German Worker’s PartyStarted as a handful of disorganized right-wing membersHitler actually hired to keep tabs on themInstead, he saw the German Worker’s Party as the perfect vehicle to reach an end politicallyAdded his hatred for the Jews to their beliefs
15German Worker’s PartyOct. 16, 1919 he delivered his first passionate speechIt captivated the audience and donations began to pour in for the PartyHe attacked Jews/blamed them for German employment problemsUsed the Swastika as their symbol
17Munich Putsch11/8/1923 Hitler held a rally at a Munich beer hall and proclaimed a revolutionLed 2,000 armed “brownshirts” attempted to take over the Bavarian government in MunichPut down—Hitler tried for treason—sentenced to 5 years jail..served 8 months—began to write Mein Kampf
19Mein Kampf It detailed his views of the German people He attacked democrats, Communists, internationalists, but especially JewsJews were responsible for all the problems and evils of the world, and for Germany’s defeat in WWI
20Mein Kampf Jews Germany’s one true enemy Goal is to lower the racial purity of the GermansJews---subhuman—can’t breed with the master race—GermansJews can only be stopped by eliminating themOver 5 million copies sold by start of WWII
21Hitler’s rise to PowerNazi’s won white collar and northern farmers voteWon 18% of vote because of depression1933 Hitler was Chancellor of Germany1934 Hitler succeeded President Hinenburg—began to create dictatorshipGot rid of those who opposed him politicallyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hEG-5_9nK4&feature=related
22Nazi Ideology1. Anti-Semitism—Jews racially alien to Europe,source of all problems2. Nationalism—racially superior/should be strongest country3. Militarism—true expression of human creativity, courage, self-sacrifice, and survival4. Anti-communism—Russian bolshevism threatened European civilization and should be destroyed.