Adolf Hitler was born on 20 April 1889 Braunau am Inn, Austria-Hungary. Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party. Hitler was the Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer (leader) of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939. He was also a central figure of the Holocaust.
Hitler was arrested on charges of conspiracy against the government. Hitler was sentenced to five years in prison. This was a pretty small penalty for the charge of conspiracy against the government, for which people were usually executed. Hitler eventually served only nine months - being released early for …show more content…
He promised his listeners a better life and a new and glorious Germany. The Nazis appealed especially to the unemployed, young people, and members of the lower middle class (small store owners, office employees, craftsmen, and farmers). The Nazis gradually devised an electoral strategy to win northern farmers and white collar voters in small towns, which produced a landslide electoral victory in September 1930 (jump from roughly 3% to 18% of the votes cast) due to the depression. With this electoral landslide in their favor, Hitler ran for president and won 30% of the vote, forcing Paul von Hindenburg, into a runoff election. Hitler lost the elections to Paul von Hindenburg, so Hitler decided to enter a coalition government as chancellor in January 1933.
Upon the death of Hindenburg in August 1934, Hitler was the consensus successor. With an improving economy, Hitler claimed his position as a dictator, having succeeded in eliminating challenges from other political parties and government institutions. The Germans built up in preparation for war. In November 1937, he was comfortable enough to call his top military aides together at the "Führer Conference," when he outlined his plans for a war of aggression in Europe. Those who objected to the plan were