Adolf Hitler as a baby

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: Dictatorship in Europe: Dictatorship in Germany: Adolf Hitler

Early Life                                                                                    

  • He was born in 1889 in Austria at Braunau
  • Hitler was an Austrian by nationality
  • His father died in 1903 and his mother in 1908, this left him at 19 with a few qualifications and the problem of earning his living
  • He moved to Vienna the capital of Austria where he lived in poverty for 3 years
  • Later he moved to Munich and joined the Germany army in 1914
  • He was wounded twice in the war
  • After the war he gained recognition by hobbling on crutches long after his leg wounded in war had healed
  • He led a simple personal life such that he did not smoke, drink or eat meat
  • He liked the company of pretty women

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