Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Born

April 20, 1889

Born in
Braunau am Inn,

Fathers Deat

1903

Following his father's death, Hitler leaves school

Dreams

1907

He goes to Vienna, the capital of Austria, where he attempts to pursue his dream of becoming an artist

Hitler mom dies

1907

Adolf Hitler's mother went to see the family doctor about a pain in her chest, so bad it kept her awake at night. The doctor, Edward Bloch, who was Jewish, examined her and found she had advanced breast cancer.

Moves

1913

He moves to Munich, the capital of Bavaria, where he ekes out a living as a painter

World war 1

1914

Serves in World War I as a runner for the 16th Bavarian Reserve Regiment

German Workers

1919

He joins the German Workers' Party in September. A gifted and inspiring publicspeake

Swastika

1920

Under Hitler's direction, the party adopts the swastika as its emblem and changes itsname to the National Socialist (Nazi) Party

Leader

1921

highly effective at speaking in front of ever larger crowds. In February, Hitler spoke before a crowd of nearly six thousand in Munich. To publicize the meeting, he sent out two truckloads of Party supporters to drive around with swastikas, cause a big commotion, and throw out leaflets, the first time this tactic was used by the Nazis.

March down the streets

1923

Nazis march in the streets, the police open fire. Hitler escapes but is captured, tried for treason and serves 9 months in Landsberg prison

Party 2

1925

Hitler re-founds the Nazi party

Leader!

1930

In the General Election, the Nazi Party increases its representatives in parliament from 14 to 107. Hitler is now the leader of the second largest party in Germany.

Germany

1935

He rearms Germany with the aim of undoing the Treaty of Versailles and uniting all the German peoples. Military conscription is introduced

Peace Treaty

1939

Peace treaty with Russia secured with the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact. Hitler invades Poland and after 3 weeks of lightning war or ‘Blitzkrieg’. The country is divided between Russia and Germany.

Nazis

1940

The Nazis occupy Denmark, Norway, Holland, Belgium and France. Romania and Yugoslavia are invaded

Japanese

1941

Japanese Air Force attacks Pearl Harbour and war is declared on the US.

Survives

1945

Hitler survives an assassination attempt by Colonel Stauffenberg, who places a bomb in a briefcase under a table close to Hilter. As a result, Hitler purges the army of all possible suspects.

Troops enter

1945

Soviet troops enter Nazi Germany

DIES!

1945

Hitler commits suicide with his wife of two days, Eva Braun; their bodies are believed to have been cremated.