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Adolf Hitler

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Adolf Hitler |
AP European History Extra Credit Assignment |
Sarah Nelson |
5/30/2013 |
Period A 7/8


Adolf Hitler
“The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again”
–George Santayana
Adolf Hitler is known for having the greatest impact on Europe in all of history, especially Germany. Although the majority of people look down on him for his mass murder of about 6 million Jews in a short time period, his story of influence on a whole country is incredible. He started out as a boy from a little town in Austria with nothing more than a paintbrush and a dream; a dream to become an artist and study at the Vienna Academy of Art.   Although this infamous man is one of the most hated people in history, his story is one that must be told.
Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 in the little town of Braunau-am-Inn, Austria. Alois Hitler was Adolf’s father. He was a customs officer on the Austro-German border. His father retired from his job when Adolf was only 6 years old and that created tension in the Hitler household. Adolf feared his father because of his strict attitude towards Adolf. When he was 13, his father passed away leaving Adolf’s mother, Klara, and his younger siblings to care for themselves. He left some money behind for Klara to take care of the family. Adolf Hitler wanted to become an artist and dropped out of school in hopes of becoming a famous artist. From when Adolf was 16 to the age of 19, he did not work or go to school. Hitler moved to Vienna to study art at the Vienna Academy of Art in 1907. He took the entrance exam, but failed. The following year, he tried to take it again, but the academy did not permit him to take it again. Vienna Academy needed artists that could paint people, despite Hitler’s amazing talent to draw landscapes. To make it even worse, his mother passed away 2 months from cancer after he failed his exam the second time in 1908. There were even some accounts of Hitler sitting next to his...


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