Mein Kampf: My Struggle

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Adolf Hitler is a well known personality all around the world. He was a ruthless leader of Germany. We all know him to be a brutal person as he killed millions of Jews and he was also the cause of the Second World War. He is one of the greatest villains of the world.


Hitler was born in Austria in 1889. During his early age he wanted to be a painter but got little public recognition and lived in poverty in Vienna. In 1913 he moved to a German city, Munich. After a year of drifting he found direction as a German soldier in WW1. He was decorated for his bravery on the battlefield. At the end of World War 1, when Germany surrendered, in 1918, he was in a military hospital recovering from a mustard gas attack which made him temporarily
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Hitler hoped that his revolution would reach the unhappy German army which in turn would bring down the government in Berlin, however his plan did not work and his uprising was suppressed and Hitler was arrested and sentenced to five years in prison for treason.

Imprisoned, he spent his time there dictating his autobiography Mein Kampf (My Struggle), in which he sharpened his anti-Semitic and anti-Marxist beliefs and laid out his plans for Nazi conquest. After nine months of imprisonment he was released due to the pressure on the government by the Nazi party. On his return to the party ho found it disintegrated. For several years Hitler was forbidden to deliver a speech in Bavaria and elsewhere in Germany.

In 1930 elections the Nazi Party got so much votes that they became the second most powerful party in Germany. Two years later Hitler challenged Paul von Hindenburg, the president of Germany at that time, for the presidency but was defeated. Although the Nazi Party lost in the 1932 elections, Hitler was made the chancellor by Hindenburg in January 1933, who thought that Hitler could be brought to heel as a member of the
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The first act of the new chancellor was to exploit the burning of the parliament building to start new elections. The police under the Nazi Hermann Goering suppressed most of the opposition of the party, and Nazi party barely won the elections. Adolf Hitler took on dictatorial power through the Enabling Acts.

Hitler immediately set about to arresting and executing political opponents. He wanted a pure Nazi Germany; whoever stood against him lost everything. With the death of the president of Germany, Hindenburg on 2nd August 1934, Hitler united the chancellorship and presidency under the new title of Fuhrer. As the economic structure of Germany improved more and more people joined the Nazi party. Now Adolf Hitler was the supreme power of Germany and the Germans worshiped Hitler as if he were a god.

In 1938, Hitler set out for world domination with the occupation of Austria and in 1939 seized all of Czechoslovakia and Germany’s invasion of Poland on September 1 1939, finally led to war between Germany and France. This started the World War 2. During the early years of World War 2 Hitler was undefeated and won many battles without any difficulty and till 1942 all of Europe apart from England was under Germany. But it was not to be, the invasion of USSR in 1942 and the involvement of USA in the war turned the tide.

Fall of the