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Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
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  • 1. Adolf Hitler
  • 2. Background
    • Born in Austria –NOT Germany
    • April 20, 1889
    • Had ambitions to be an artist
    • - failed miserably
    • -Homeless in Vienna, Austria
  • 3. Background
    • Worked Various jobs before WW1- poor
    • Enlisted in the German Army in WW1.
    • Distinguished himself with two bravery medals
    • -Iron Cross 2nd Class
    • -Black Wound Badge
  • 4. Post War Germany
    • When War ended he believed Germany was “stabbed in the back” by Weimar Republic Politicians who signed the Versailles Treaty (no military officers at signing)
    • He was lost after WW1, Hitler joined the Nationalist Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis).
  • 5.  
  • 6. Post War Germany
    • Hitler eventually becomes Party Leader
    • As Party Leader, he gave numerous speeches blaming Germany’s new found weakness on current politicians, the French, the communists, and the Jews.
  • 7. Post-War Germany
    • Early popularity was limited, the Nazi party received less than 10% of the vote in 1923
    • Munich Beer Hall Putch : reaction to poor voter acceptance, the Nazis organize and stage a coup (takeover) on the Bavarian Government, but are arrested.
  • 8. Post-War Germany
    • Hitler is convicted of treason and sent to prison.
    • He only serves 9 months
    • During this time he writes his autobiography
    • Mein Kampf
  • 9. Philosophy of Hitler
    • First Outlined his political philosophy in Mein Kampf
    • Versailles Treaty must be repealed, it had dismantled the very nature of the fatherland
    • All German-speaking people must be united in a single nation which therefore needed additional “living space”
  • 10. Philosophy of Hitler
    • Aryans are the highest form of life, must not intermingle with lesser races including slavs and Jews; these groups must be separated from Aryans
  • 11. Philosophy of Hitler
    • After Prison , Hitler reorganized the Nazi Party and developed a political platform that would utilize the democratic system to obtain power.
  • 12. Nationalist Socialist Platform
    • Stop all compliance with the Versailles Treaty and punish those responsible for this “stab in the back”
  • 13. Nationalist Socialist Platform
    • Rid Germany of corrupt non-Aryan influences, including the Jews who he said had an international plan to take over the world.
  • 14. Nationalist Socialist Platform
    • Only allow people of German blood to be citizens
    • Unify German Peoples
  • 15. Nationalist Socialist Platform
    • Rebuild greatness of German Army; build an unrivaled Navy
  • 16. Nationalist Socialist Platform
    • Rebuild the German Economy without foreign influences- protecting German Workers and Farmers
    • Education in the name of the nation should be available to everyone and the press should have limitations placed on it
    • All citizens have equal access to pensions and medical care in their old age.
  • 17. Chain of events
    • The Republic Collapses
    • Hitler named Chancellor of Germany Jan 1933
    • The Reichstag burns - Feb 1933
    • Hitler becomes dictator March 1933
  • 18. The 3 rd Reich begins “to last 1,000 years”