Adolf Hitler: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Adolf Hitler.

  • Adolf Hitler was the leader of Germany’s infamous Nazi party, and the Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945. He was also responsible for leading the world into war (a conflict known as World War 2) in 1939.
  • Hitler was born in 1889 in Austria, and was one of 6 children. He died by committing suicide in his bunker, in Berlin, Germany in 1945
  • Hitler rose to power during the Great Depression in Germany during the 1930s. He became leader of the Nazi party in 1921, and eliminated many of his opponents during the next decade.
  • In 1939, Hitler invaded Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland, leading to England and France declaring war. In less than 3 years, Germany occupied much of Europe, the Pacific, Southeast Asia and Africa.
  • It’s estimated that Adolf Hitler was responsible for the deaths of 6 million Jews, a process known as the Holocaust. In all, Hitler and his army killed approximately 17 million civilians.
  • Hitler loved to watch funny films in his private cinema, including those featuring Jewish comedians.
  • Some historians have suggested that Adlof Hitler had Jewish ancestry.
  • Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian and a non-smoker.
  • He suffered from many diseases, including skin lesions and irregular heartbeat, he took 90 different types of medication during the war.
  • Hitler never took off his coat, regardless of how warm it was. He also never used scents or cologne, and often paced about the room whistling to himself.
  • Mein Kampf (meaning My Struggle) was a book written by Adolf Hitler in 1923, describing his political life and beliefs. In some countries the book is banned, although in America, about 15,000 copies are sold every year.
  • Hitler was a talented and keen artist. Although he was twice rejected by the Fine Arts Academy in Vienna. Today his paintings are valuable.
  • He died by committing suicide in his bunker, in Berlin, Germany in 1945, alongside his wife of only 40 hours, Eva Braun.

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