Past with Jews
Although Adolf Hitler hated Jews and tried to annihilate them he had a good past with them. Hitler’s first love was a Jew, Stefanie Rabatsch, though he never had the courage to speak to her. He also saved a Jewish doctor that never charged his family due to their economical instability. The last Jew that is included was a Jewish, German officer Hugo Gutmann that nominated Hitler for the iron cross. When ww2 began Hugo lost his citizenship but, still received pension which was believed due to Hitler’s influence (“Adolf Hitler”).
Hitler took the entrance exam to the Vienna Academy of the Arts and failed to gain acceptance. In early 1908, a few weeks after his mother’s death in December 1907, Hitler moved to Vienna, in the hope of getting another chance at the Academy of Arts. Hitler lived in Vienna between 1908 and 1913. His residence in homeless shelters began only a year after his arrival and after he had wasted away his inheritance left by his parents and rejected all arguments of surviving relatives and family friends, he joined the army (“Adolf Hitler”).
He volunteered for the Bavarian army and served during all of World War I on the Western Front. Adolf Hitler joined the German Workers' Party in 1919, later renaming it the National Socialist German Workers Party ( the Nazi Party). By 1921 he was the leader of the group, and in 1923 led an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the ruling German Weimar Republic. Adolf Hitler was put in prison where he wrote his autobiography My Struggle. Due to this book he emerged from prison famous and was quickly announced chancellor of Germany. He suspended the constitution, suppressed all political opposition and brought the Nazi party to power by claiming that it was God's will. He enforced his laws with the brutal Gestapo and made concentration camps for the mass murder of Jews. Hitler’s doings angered many, and eventually led to World War 2. The Nazis had quick success at the beginning of the war but, the tide turned quick and he eventually committed suicide in his bunker to avoid punishment for his wrong doings (“Adolf Hitler”).
Adolf Hitler as a child was very artistic and always kept art as a hobby. He loved sketching more than anything and spent many hours a week sketching. He also loved the art of music. His favorites were Ludwig vaan Beethoven, and Richard Wagner. His favorite opera was Richard Wagner’s “Reinzi”. He also liked to watch football (“Adolf Hitler”).
Battle of Stalingrad
In the Battle of Stalingrad Germany and their allies tried to take the Russian city of Stalingrad. But Russian forces were many and held the city and defeated the Germans. The Russians called the battle a “contemporary Cannae,” and the Germans called it a Rattenkrieg (Rat War). Both descriptions were fitting. In the Battle of Stalingrad, Soviet forces surrounded and destroyed an entire German army under General Paulus, matching Hannibal’s encirclement and destruction of a Roman army under Aemilius Paulus in 216 B.C. For both sides, Stalingrad became a desperate ordeal of rodent like battle with men scurrying from hole to hole.
The battle took place between August 23, 1942 – February 2, 1943.the German Army was led by Paulus and had 1,011,500 men, 10, 290 artillery guns, 675 tanks, and 1,216 planes. The Russian army was led by Zhukov and had 1,000,500 men, 13,541 artillery guns, 894 tanks, and 1,115 planes.
The battle of Stalingrad took place in Stalingrad, Russia; hint the name.
The capture of Stalingrad was