Caption: Der Führer als Tierfreund - The
Führer as animal-lover.
Karl Stehle Private Collection, Munich.
And yes, this one
as introduction simply to provoke.
Austrian born Adolf Hitler was a clever and manipulative politician.
Charismatic and energetic, he became Germany's dictator and military
leader. His bombastic speeches held audiences spellbound.
Adolf Hitler's father was
Alois Hitler. Alois Hitler was
illegitimate, so he was Alois Schicklgruber for a while,
Schicklgruber being Alois mother's name. Alois lived 1837 - 1903. He
was a customs official. He died after suffering a pleural
Anna Glassl-Hörer in 1873. The two divorced in 1880.
Alois married his second wife,
Franziska Matzelsberger, in
1883. The couple had two children — Alois
Jr. and Angela
(Angela became the mother of Angela Jr., also called Geli. See more
Alois married his third wife, Klara
Pölzl, in 1885.
Adolf Hitler's mother
was Klara Hitler, nee
Poelzl (also spelled Pölzl), who
lived 1860 - 1907.
Alois Hitler (or Schicklgruber) and
Klara Pölzl married on January 7, 1885. Klara was 23 years younger
Klara and Alois Hitler
Hitler (or Schicklgruber) and Klara
Pölzl had six children.
Adolf Hitler's siblings were
Hitler was born on May 10 or May 17,
1885, and died of diphtheria on
December 8, 1887.
Hitler was born on September 23,
1886, and died of diphtheria on
January 2, 1888.
Hitler was born, and died, in 1887,
shortly after his birth.
Hitler was born on March 24, 1894,
and died on February 28, 1900.
Hitler was born on January 21, 1896,
and died on June 1, 1960. Brother
Adolf insisted on a name change, so
Paula Hitler changed her name to
Paula Wolff. Paula recalled:
"The first time that my brother
suggested my changing my name
was at the Olympic Games in
Garmisch. He wanted me to live
under the name of Wolff, and
maintain the strictest
incognito. That was sufficient
for me. From then on I kept this
name. I added the Mrs. as I
thought that less conspicuous."
lived in Vienna when she was
arrested by US officials in May
1945. She was eventually released
and returned to Vienna. In December
1952, Paula moved to Berchtesgaden,
Germany, where she lived until her
death on June 1, 1960.
Hitler never married and had no
Hitler's sweetheart was Eva Braun.
Adolf Hitler had no children.
Contrary to popular belief, Hitler was not dropped by evil aliens
but was a result of human reproduction. Here is proof:
BABY ADOLF AROUND
Adolf Hitler provoked
II and was responsible for the
Holocaust. It took the
unusual alliance of capitalists and communists to end his reign. His
name became proverbial for evil.
Hitler grew up in Austria. He enjoyed drawing but failed twice to
pass the exam at the academy of arts. He moved to Munich and
volunteered for the 16th Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment in
War I. During the war, he was wounded and gassed. He was
also awarded for bravery in action.
After the war, he joined the Nazi Party, which stands short for National Socialist German
Worker's Party. He was soon in charge of the party's propaganda and
eventually became its chairman. For his unsuccessful
Putsch, in which National Socialists attempted to seize power,
Hitler was arrested and imprisoned for nine months.
He wrote his autobiography Mein Kampf (My Struggle) while in
MEIN KAMPF BY
ADOLF HITLER, 1941
Deutsches Historisches Museum
On July 15, 1932, Hitler recorded his
Appeal to the Nation as part of his campaign for the
Reichstag elections on July 31, 1932. The original German title was
Appell an die
Nation. It was a cross section of his election speeches
of that year so far.
Chancellor Adolf Hitler
On January 30, 1933, Paul von Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler
On February 1, 1933, at 10 pm, Hitler
gave his first speech as chancellor — The Appeal of the Reich
Government to the German People. He delivered it from his office
and it was nationally broadcast on radio.
Hitler gave his
Proclamation to the German Nation on February
10, 1933, at the Sports Palace (Sportspalast) in Berlin. In this
speech, which was also nationally broadcast, Hitler asked the German
"give us four years."
And here is the speech in German —
Das Deutsche Volk,
also called his Sportpalast-Kundgebung.
Immediately after his appointment as
chancellor, Hitler established an
absolute dictatorship. A huge stepping stone on his way to unlimited
power was the Enabling Act (Ermächtigungsgesetz) of
March 23, 1933.
On January 30, 1939, Hitler gave his speech
The Jewish Question before parliament (reichstag) in
ADOLF HITLER AND EVA
BRAUN AT BERGHOF - 1944/1945
Berghof was Hitler's home in
Bavaria - Photo: Deutsches Historisches Museum
Adolf Hitler and World
While preparing for war,
invaded and annexed as much European territory as possible without
having to fight.
On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded
Poland. On the same day, in his speech before the Reichstag in
Berlin, Adolf Hitler justified the invasion. He told his audience
that Poland had been hostile and that,
"Since 5.45 A.M. we have been
returning the fire."
On September 3, 1939, Britain and France declared war
Benito Mussolini and Adolf
in Munich, Germany - ca. June 1940
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World War II was running its course, desperation grew among the
Germans. Several attempts on Hitler’s life were plotted by fellow
high ranking Nazis. Meanwhile, Soviet forces closed in on Berlin,
the location of Hitler’s headquarters.
Adolf Hitler's Death
In recognition of her loyalty, Hitler married his long-time mistress
Eva Braun at midnight on April 28 - 29, 1945.
On April 30 they
jointly committed suicide. According to Hitler’s directions, their
bodies were cremated.
Hitler’s mental health is disputed. Some say he suffered from
madness. Others say, besides being a hypochondriac, he was just
In any event, he suffered from Parkinson disease. To what degree
this illness influenced his decisions is debatable.
There is some controversy as to
whether or not Adolf Hitler and his niece Angela (Geli) Raubal were
Angela Raubal was the daughter of Leo and Angela Raubal, nee Hitler
(see Hitler's family tree above.)
Geli Raubal 1908 -
Library of Congress
Here are three quotes from Ian Kershaw's biography Hitler, 1889-1936:
that, on renting Haus Wachenfeld back in
1928, Hitler had — rather surprisingly since
they had never been close — telephoned his
half-sister Angela Raubal in Vienna and
asked her to keep house for him. She agreed,
and soon brought her daughter, a lively and
attractive twenty-year-old, also named
Angela, though known to all as Geli, to stay
with her. Three years later, Geli was to be
found dead in Hitler's flat in Munich."
Hitler was not in town when Geli died. So did
Hitler order the murder of Geli Raubal or not?
will never be known. But suicide ... driven
by the need to escape from the vice of her
uncle's clammy possessiveness ... seems the
most likely explanation."
What impact did Geli Raubal have on Adolf
[Hitler's] emotional involvement with Geli,
whatever its precise nature, was —
everything points to this — more intense
than any other human relationship he had
before or after. There was something both
obsessive and cloyingly sentimental about
the way her rooms in the Prinzregentenplatz
apartment and in Haus Wachenfeld were turned
into shrines. In a personal sense, Geli was
indeed irreplaceable (though Hitler soon
enough had Eva Braun in tow)."
postcards for a living while he lived in
Vienna. He went on painting during WWI. They
some of his artwork. And
here you can check for how much the stuff was sold.
Wee Adolf was a choirboy at the Benedictine monastery at Lambach in Upper
Wee Adolf in 1900
(German: hakenkreuz) is an ancient religious symbol. The word is
derived from the Sanskrit term svasti, meaning
object of well-being.
Hitler bragged that the Third Reich would last a thousand years, but
it actually lasted only 12 years, falling short of Hitler's 1000
year prediction by 988 years. The Third Reich collapsed one week
after Hitler's death.
One of Hitler's favorite movies was King
Hitler began to cut out meat and alcohol
from his diet, and he completely turned vegetarian after Geli Raubal died.
In February 2013, a 95-year-old Margot Wölk
decides to recount her experiences as one of
Hitler's 15 food tasters, all young women
under the age of 30, at the Wolf's Lair,
Hitler's Eastern Front headquarters.
"There was never meat because Hitler was a
vegetarian," Wölk recalls. "The food was
good, very good. But we couldn't enjoy it."
Margot Woelk, back in the days and today
"Heil Hitler!" (Hail Hitler!) was the
official Nazi salute, right arm fully thrust
forward and stretched out, palm facing
They found Hitler's Bible.
The man actually re-wrote the Ten
Have a look.
1889 April 20 - Birth at Braunau am Inn, Austria
1919 Joins German Workers' Party in Munich
1923 November - Munich Beer Hall Putsch and prison
1932 Opposed Hindenburg in Presidential election
1934 Hindenburg dies. Hitler becomes Führer and Chancellor
1939 German invasion of Poland, September 1
1939 Britain and France declare war on Germany, September 3
Here is the link to
Hitler Historical Museum. They say they are non-biased and
non-profit. Check it out.
Telegraph features an article
about how new computer software,
which is able to read lips from silent films, give some more info
about Hitler in the more relaxed setting of his home. See what you
Eddie Izzard points out that
mass murderers come from the areas you least expect. Watch Eddie's
Let's wrap it up with a Hitler
Ich gehe mit
traumwandlerischer Sicherheit den Weg,
den mich die Vorsehung gehen heisst.
In other words:
I go the way
that Providence dictates
with the assurance of a