- Born in Austria in 1889, Adolf Hitler rose to power in German politics as leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, also known as the Nazi Party. Hitler was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and served as dictator from 1934 to 1945. His policies precipitated World War II and the Holocaust. Hitler committed suicide with wife Eve Braun on April 30, 1945, in his Berlin bunker.
- He initiated World War II and oversaw fascist policies that resulted in millions of deaths.
Adolf Hitler was leader of the Nazi Party and became Chancellor of Germany in 1933. As leader of the Third Reich, he invaded Poland, which started World War II. He orchestrated the Holocaust, which resulted in the death of 6 million Jews.
April 20, 1889- Born Adolf Hitler, In Braunau Austria
September,1907- Moves to Vienna
September, 1908- Fails to gain admission to Vienna Acadamy of Fine Arts moves to Munich, Germany
May 24, 1913- Moves to Munich, Germany
August 1,1914 German declaration of War on Russia signals outbreak of World War 1
August 16, 1914- Hitler joins 16th Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment
November 11,1918- Armistice ends World War 1