Nazi leader Adolf Hitler is known for being one of the most evil people in all of history. Responsible for starting World War II and the Holocaust, Hitler was a charismatic leader that successfully convinced the German people to follow his beliefs.
Despite becoming the dictator of Germany, Hitler was not born there. Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria on April 20, 1889. Hitler was known as “Adi” in his youth.
Throughout his youth, Hitler dreamed of becoming an artist. He applied twice to the Vienna Academy of Art (once in 1907 and again in 1908) but was denied entrance both times.
In 1919, Hitler became the 55th member of a small antisemitic party called the German Worker’s Party.
Hitler soon became the party’s leader, created a 25-point platform for the party, and established a bold red background with a white circle and swastika in the middle as the party’s symbol. In 1920, the party’s name was changed to National Socialist German Worker’s Party (i.e. the Nazi Party).
In the July 1932 elections, the Nazi Party obtained 37.3 percent of the vote for the Reichstag (Germany’s parliament), making it the controlling political party in Germany.
On April 29, 1945, Hitler married his long-time mistress, Eva Braun. The following day, April 30, 1945, Hitler and Eva committed suicide together.