I have found World War II and all of its dynamics fascinating since high school. This is my first class on the Holocaust and I was very interested in learning how someone could become such an evil and powerful dictator.
The aforementioned specialized courses took place at the University of Munich in Junewhere Hitler heard lectures on Germany's economic situation, the political history of the war and other matters, all delivered in an anti-Bolshevik disposition, inciting him to proselytize nationalist messages to his comrades.
Hitler's own bitterness over the collapse of the war effort also began to shape his ideology. In September Hitler wrote what is often deemed his first antisemitic text, requested by Mayr as a reply to an inquiry by Adolf Gemlich, who had participated in the same "educational courses" as Hitler.
In this report Hitler argued for a "rational anti-Semitism" which would not resort to pogromsbut instead "legally fight and remove the privileges enjoyed by the Jews as opposed to other foreigners living among us. Its final goal, however, must be the irrevocable removal of the Jews themselves.
On the orders of his army superiors, Hitler applied to join the party,  and within a week was accepted as party member the party began counting membership at to give the impression they were a much larger party.
When early party members promulgated their point manifesto on 24 February co-authored by Hitler, Anton Drexler, Gottfried Federand Dietrich Eckartit was Hitler who penned the first point, revealing his intention to unify German-speaking peoples, claiming that the party demanded, "all Germans be gathered together in a Greater Germany on the basis of the right of all peoples to self-determination.
Under his influence the party adopted a modified swastikaa well-known good luck charm that had previously been used in Germany as a mark of volkishness and " Aryanism ", along with the Roman salute used by Italian fascists.
The committee members realised that the resignation of their leading public figure and speaker would mean the end of the party. The principle relied on absolute obedience of all subordinates to their superiors; thus he viewed the party structure and later the government structure as a pyramid, with himself—the infallible leader—at the apex.
Rank in the party was not determined by elections—positions were filled through appointment by those of higher rank, who demanded unquestioning obedience to the will of the leader. On 8 November, Hitler's forces initially succeeded in occupying the local Reichswehr and police headquarters; however, neither the army nor the state police joined forces with him.
Hitler wanted to emulate Benito Mussolini's " March on Rome " by staging his own coup in Bavaria to be followed by a challenge to the government in Berlin. However, the Bavarian authorities ordered the police to stand their ground.
The putschists were dispersed after a short firefight in the streets near the Feldherrnhalle. At one point during the trial, Hitler discussed political leadership, during which he stated that leading people was not a matter of political science Staatswissenschaft but an innate ability, one of statecraft Staatskunst.
In April he was sentenced to five years' imprisonment in Landsberg Prisonwhere he received preferential treatment from sympathetic guards and received substantial quantities of fan mail, including funds and other forms of assistance.
In Mein Kampf Hitler speaks at length about his youth, his early days in the Nazi Party, general ideas on politics, including the transformation of German society into one based on race ; some passages imply genocide.
InHitler's first year in office, 1, copies were sold.
Like other boys in his part of Austria, he was attracted to Pan-Germanismbut his intellectual pursuits were generally those of a dilettante. Hitler portrays himself as a born leader interested in knightly adventures, exploration, and who by the time he was eleven, was a nationalist interested in history.
Karl Haushoferwho was the chair of the military science and geography department at the University of Munich.Monsieur Le Bon wrote a book which widely influenced such people as Kemal Attaturk, the ‘Father’ of Turkey, Mussolini, Lenin and Hitler. The book was ‘The Crowd’ an .
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He was born to Alois and Klara Hitler. Adolf had five siblings, but only one lived past childhood: Of course, he had the option to go on to receive a higher education; but, he decided that he was done with schooling forever.
Adolf Hitler's childhood losses could have played a . Adolf Hitler's religious beliefs have been a matter of debate; the wide consensus of historians consider him to have been irreligious, anti-Christian, anti-clerical and scientistic.
In light of evidence such as his fierce criticism and vocal rejection of the tenets of Christianity, numerous private statements to confidants denouncing Christianity as a .