Kaitlyn Laferty Bailey Matz Andi Morris and Kathryn Gross

Hitler's Childhood:
Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, in Austria-Hungary. He was the fourth child of Alois Hitler and Klara Polzl. Hitler has a brother, a sister, a half-sister, and a half-brother. His father was very violent, especially to his wife and son, and gave them beatings regularly. When he was three years old, he and his family moved to Passau along the Inn River. Later in 1885, they moved to Hafeld, a farm community that was southwest of Linz. Hitler lived for six months in a house that was right across from a Benedictine monastery. The swastika, the Nazis symbol, was the monastery’s most important key feature of the coat of arms.

Hitler's Power:
Hitler was released from prison after less than a year. Hitler was involved in The Great Depression. As the unemployment rate rose, Nazi membership increased rapidly. Hitler appealed to many different classes of people such as veterans, workers, the lower-middle classes, small-town Germans, and business people. Hitler promised the people to end reparations, create jobs, and defy the Treaty of Versailles.
Nazi won more seats in the Reichstag because the government was paralyzed by divisions. Many people feared the growth of communism, this caused people to turn to Hitler. The people turning to Hitler despised him, but they thought they could control him. They soon found out they were wrong. Hitler was appointed Chancellor with conservative support. It took less than a year for him to move up to the dictator of Germany.

What Hitler Did During His Power
Hitler wanted a change and he wanted many followers so he began giving speeches and had meetings. He served nine months in jail and wrote a book while in prison. Adolf Hitler and Nazis killed 3.5 million jews in concentration camps., others died of disease or starvation. He attacked Jews, communists, physically handicapped and the mentally retarded. He tried to drive all of the Nazis out of their territory. Many Germans were desperate for a change so they looked to Hitler for the answer for many of their problems. The Nazis would burn buildings and blame it all on the Communists so they could make people fear that Russia was trying to invade Germany.

Holocaust & Causes:
The Holocaust was based and focused on how Jews were the cause of all of Germany's problems. Jews were always the blame for everything that went wrong in Germany, which is often referred to as a scapegoat. Hitler took many steps before he decided to start killing Jews and Slavs. He had to gain the trust of Germans and make sure they were on board for his plan. In January 1942, Hitler decided it was time to start killing Jews and Slavs. By the summer on 1942 concentration camps had expanded, taking in large groups of Jews every week, every day, and every minute. Between 1939 and 1945 there were at least eleven million deaths, including 5.5 to six million Jews, and between 200,000 and 1,500,000 Romanian people. Deaths took place in concentration and extermination camps, ghettos, and also through mass executions. During the Holocaust many victims were gassed to death, whereas others died of starvation or disease while working as slave laborers. Hitler caused at least 50 million deaths during his ruling. Some of his killings died in concentration camps, civilians, prisoners of war, and military actions. Hitler made a huge impression the world while he was dictator.


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