Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler Amazing Facts

35 Amazing and Interesting Facts about Adolf Hitler | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Adolf Hitler’s dictatorship in Germany reflects unforeseen levels of barbarity and genocide, unparalleled manipulation of the media to control and mobilize the masses, the destructive power of ideologies of racial superiority, and a perverted use of modern technology and social engineering.
  2. Hitler has left lrgacy of the Cold War, a split Germany, the Iron Curtain and nuclear weapons.
  3. The name “Adolph” means “noble wolf.” Hitler used the pseudonym Herr Wolf early in his career when he wanted to avoid recognition. He named his headquarters “Wolf’s Lair” and “Wolf’s Headquarters”.
  4. Hitler’s family had for generations been a peasant family, small holders in the Waldviertel, a poor area in the northwestern part of Lower Austria, bordering Bohemia.
  5. Hitler’s father’s name was originally Alois Schicklgruber but changed it to Alois Hitler in 1876, 13 years before Adolf was born. It is unclear why he changed his name.
  6. Hitler’s father Alois was married three times. First to a woman much older than himself, then to women who were young enough to be his daughters.
  7. Klara Polzl (1860-1907) was Hitler’s mother and he was the eldest of only three surviving children out of eleven. Officially, Hitler’s father, Alois, and his mother were second cousins and needed government permission to marry.
  8. Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, on an Easter Saturday in Braunau Am Inn, Austria. He wasn’t born in Germany in spite of being Chancellor.
  9. Hitler was the 4th of 6 children. His older siblings Gustav, Ida, and Otto died in infancy. His younger brother Edmund died of measles in 1900, when he was 11. Only a sister, Paula, survived to adulthood.
  10. Both of Hitler’s parents died before he was 19. His mother died of breast cancer in 1907, when he was 18 years old. His father died of pleural hemorrhage in 1903, when Hitler was 14 years old.
  11. Hitler was a decorated WWI veteran receiving the Iron Cross, Second Class in 1914, the Iron Cross, First Class and the Black Wound Badge in 1918.
  12. Hitler was seriously injured twice during WWI. In October 1916 he was wounded by a grenade splinter and in October 1918 he became temporarily blind from a gas attack.
  13. Some historians believe Hitler had a son with a French teenager while serving as a soldier during WWI having an affair with a woman named Charlotte Lobjoie, age 16, in June 1917. Their son Jean-Marie Loret died in 1985 at the age of 67.
  14. Hitler’s son never met his father, but he did fight the Nazis during WWII.
  15. The Treaty of Versailles helped fuel Hitler’s political motivations. The treaty humiliated Germany making it relinquish several of its territories, imposing severe economic sanctions, and it declaring Germany responsible for the war.
  16. After WWI, Hitler stayed in the army in intelligence, where he met his mentor Anton Drexler (1884-1942), a leader in the German Worker’s Party which later became the Nazi party. In February 1920, Hitler and Drexler published their “25 Points” which refused the terms of the Versailles Treaty.
  17. Hitler was imprisoned in 1923 when he participated in the attempt to overthrow the government. During his time in prison, he wrote his memoir, Mein Kampf (My Struggle).
  18. Hitler never gained majority support in free elections. The most his party, the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) garnered was 37.3% in July 1932. Next year when Hitler became Chancellor, the Nazis had only one third of the seats in the Reichstag.
  19. After becoming Chancellor of Germany, Hitler ordered a series of assassinations and executions called the “Blood Purge,” over a period of 12 years aimed at rivals within the party. He justified these murders by saying that there would be no further upheavals in Germany for a thousand years once these rebels were killed.
  20. Amazingly Hitler, for “better or worse,” was the most influential man in 1938 being the Time Magazine’s Man of the Year.
  21. When he turned 50 on April 20, 1939, Hitler told his generals that he wanted to fight a war soon, while he was still strong. Less than five months later, on September 1, he invaded Poland and WWII began.
  22. Hitler’s racism policies led to the murder of 11 million people, which included 6 million Jews. In fact, overall, between 50-70 million died during World War II.
  23. Hitler’s longest relationship was with Eva Braun (1912-1945). She tried to commit suicide twice in an attempt to garner more of Hitler’s attention.
  24. Hitler and Eva Braun were married in 1945 and killed themselves 36 hours later. Braun was 33 years old. Hitler was 56.
  25. Hitler was in fact a good orator but had a raspy voice which was a result of a gas attack he suffered during WWI.
  26. Hitler’s mustache has been nicknamed the “toothbrush mustache”.
  27. Amazingly using the Hitler salute by extending your arm in front is a criminal offense in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and the Netherlands.
  28. Hitler’s unusual medical remedies included enemas and leeches.
  29. Hitler became vegetarian after after the autopsy of his half-niece and ex-girlfriend Geli Raubal, who shot herself in the heart.
  30. Hitler was very fond of chocolates eating up to two pounds of chocolate per day.
  31. The swastika that Hitler adopted is an ancient symbol that most likely represents the sun wheeling across the sky. The term “swastika” comes from the Indian Sanskrit language , su “good” + asti “to be,” which means “good luck.”
  32. Hitler plotted to kill Sir Winston Churchill with exploding chocolate. The explosive devices were covered with a thin layer of dark chocolate and wrapped it in black and gold paper. The plot was foiled by British agents.
  33. Hitler never learned to drive, though he was instrumental in the development of the Volkswagen car.
  34. Both Hitler’s father and mother were Catholic. Hitler was “deeply religions but entirely anti-Christian believing that the religions of the Japanese and the Muslims were superior to Christianity
  35. Amazingly a recently opened clothing store in the Indian metropolis of Ahmedabad is named “Hitler.” A swastika dots the letter “i” in Hitler. 

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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