Adolph Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 in Bran au Am Inn, Austria. He died on April 30, 1945. He did not do well in school and at age fifth-teen, he failed his exams and was told to redo them. Instead he dropped out. At age eight-teen he then tried to become an artist but was rejected by the academy Vienna Academy of art. At this time he became interested in politics. He volunteered during the first world war to fight for the German army and became a dispatch-runner. Hitler won several awards for bravery. In 1919 Hitler went to is first meeting of the German workers' party. He found that he agreed with the party but did not agree with the fact that he had to give a speech. He talked about his passion about the injustices faced by Germany resulting the Treaty of Versailles.
People began to join the party so they could hear Hitler's speeches. This lead to the audience doing basically what ever he said. In 1921 he became the leader of the German Party and re-named it Nazi. Because of the bad economic conditions Hitler's party grew. By 1923 there were fifty-six thousand members and more supporters. Hitler ran for president in 1932 and came second. In 1933 president Hindenburg was force to appoint Hitler as chancellor. With the death of Hindenburg in 1934, Hitler was able to appoint Nazis to government and take control of emergency powers.
This is the rear side of the gas chamber.
In 1933 many Jews were forced out of their homes and into the Ghetto. Hitler banished Jews from government jobs and a boycott of Jewish shops was enacted. Jews were forced to stay together at the Polish Border. He excluded Jews from the arts and they are not allowed to own land.Nazis pass a Law against Habitual and Dangerous Criminals, which allows the homeless, alcoholics and the unemployed to be sent to concentration camps. In 1935 Jews were not aloud to serve in the military. Billions and Billions of Jews from many countries had been sent to what was known as the gas chambers and concentration camps. In 1939 Poland is invaded and world war two brook out as the result. Denmark, Norway, Holland, and Belgium, Luxemburg, and France are taken over in 1940. The British stood firm.
From 1942 to 1944 Jews are deported to Auschwitz. One hundred and seventy thousand Jews are called in the area of Bialystok. The British finds out that Hitler had intentions to destroy the whole European population. The U.S. decided those crime will be avenged. Sterilization experiments on women at Birkenau begin. In 1933 the SS passes one million and the Nazis try to cover it up by having slave laborers dig up and burn the bodies. In 1943 Greek Jews are sent to the Ghetto. In 1944 Russian troops set free Jews at Majdanek where thousands had been murdered.
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About forty thousand polish kids were kidnapped and imprisoned in Auschwitz before being transferred to Germany during the Hay Action and were used as slave laborers.
This is a death march where prisoners are marching to an unknown destination. In 1945 Russians free over eighty thousand Jews in Budapest.
This is the entrance way to the main Auschwitz camp. Russian troops free Jews from Auschwitz where one million five and five hundred Jews had been murdered, plus an additional five hundred thousand people that were not Jews.
American soldiers are escorting children out of the camp in Buchenwald.
Millions of dead bodies in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Forty thousand prisoner were freed by the British.
These are some people that survived in Dachau on the day of liberation. On April 30 1945 Hitler committed suicide.
Hitler connected this symbol with similar shapes found on pottery in Germany and speculated that it was a significant religious symbol of our remote ancestors. The main reason why the Nazis choose this as their symbol was because it was a cultural descent of German people.