- Term Papers, Book Reports, Research Papers and College Essays

Why Did Adolf Hitler Become a Hate Filled Dictator?

Essay by   •  September 8, 2010  •  Essay  •  757 Words (4 Pages)  •  1,950 Views

Essay Preview: Why Did Adolf Hitler Become a Hate Filled Dictator?

Report this essay
Page 1 of 4

Why Did Adolf Hitler Become A Hate Filled Dictator?

Adolf Hitler; throughout the entire world this name is synonymous with World War II and the Holocaust. Hitler was the notorious anti-semetic Chancellor of Germany who initiated World War II. Many different events in Hitler's life led to his eventual hatred for specific cultures, i.e. Jewish and Marxist groups.

On April 20, 1889 Adolf Hitler, was born to Alois Hitler and Klara Polzl Hitler and baptized a Roman Catholic (History Place). As a young boy in Austria he was spoiled by his mother, who feared that she might lose another child; however from his father he received verbal and physical abuse because he expected total discipline. When Hitler attended school at a monastery he admired the way the Abbot controlled his monks with supreme authority. Hitler's father and the Abbot both expected to have total control of their domains, because of this Hitler's thought of control could have already been forming in his young mind.

Around 1896 the family moved for the second time, to a small house, near a cemetery, which in the next few years would become home to Hitler's younger brother, Edmund, and his father, Alois. Both of these deaths would send Hitler into the first of a long line of depressions. At the age of 13 Hitler became the head of his household and received his first taste of power and money.

Education, Hitler found somewhat easy and received good marks at the beginning, however things would eventually change. Hitler found out that he had a good ability to remember buildings and draw realistic renderings of them from memory which will come into play later on in his life. After Hitler became bored with school he started making trouble and eventually dropped out at the age of 16 which began his years of dilettante, aimless existence, reading, painting, and wandering around (Biography).

After Hitler's mother died leaving him as an orphan, Hitler left for Vienna to attend the Academy of Fine Arts. However he failed the entrance exam twice and again began to wander aimlessly as a homeless orphan,his only income being small paintings of local landmarks, namely buildings, which he sold. This is when Hitler discovered anti-semetism and his racial views in the form of Mayor Karl Lueger and Lanz von Liebenfels, some prominent locals, that would remain as the Nazi ideology for some time.

Hitler moved to Munich in 1913 where he joined a Bavarian regiment in the German army to fight in World War I. Hitler never complained about the conditions and often volunteered for dangerous missions barely surviving many of them. Corporal Hitler was injured in the leg by a shell fragment and sent away from the front. While doing light duty in Munich, Hitler was appalled at the apathy and anti war feelings among civilians. He blamed the Jews for



Download as:   txt (4.4 Kb)   pdf (75.3 Kb)   docx (10.6 Kb)  
Continue for 3 more pages »
Only available on