Early Life Adolf Hitler was born April 20 1889, in the Austrian town of Braunau am Inn. The son of Alois, a customs offical, and Klara Hitler. Adolf's father died in 1903 which brought relief to Hitler because his dad "pushed" him to much. When Klara (his mom) died in 1907, it had a major traumatic effect on him. Soon Hitler started falling school and then things head for the worst. Adolf started thinking up of all the dangers that the Jews had on the white race or Aryan race.

In 1913 Hitler joined the Austrian army. In 1914 World War I had broken out and Hitler was invovled in battle. By the end of the war Adolf had earn a Iron Cross first class for bravery. He now had found a real home but soon his joy would be crushed by the defeat of Germany which he blamed the Jews and the Marxists for stabbing Germany in the back. Hitler's rise to power paralleled the unstable course of the Weimar Republic, which replaced the fallen Hohenzollern Monarchy.

The abortive communist revolution in Germany and the dictated peace of Versailles determined Hitler's decision to enter politics. Later Life In June 1941, Hitler cast aside the Nazi-Soviet Pact and invaded the USSR, as he had planned. He was rewarded with several major victories in classic battles of encirclement. The Soviets, however, turned the tide first at Moscow in 1941, then in Stalingrad winter 1942-43. 1941 the USA joined the war in which Hitler did not plan.

By mid-1943 Hitler's time started running out. The bloody retreat form the Russia had commenced, North Africa was lost, his Italian ally Benito Mussolini had fallen, and German cities were being bombed by Allied planes. In June 1944 the Allies landed on the coast of France, opening the long awaited second front. July 20, 1944 Hitler was the victim of a failed assassination attempt by a group of his on officers A physical wreck, he became increasingly bitter and isolated. With German defenses crumbling in the east and west Hitler finally realized that his fate was sealed.

Adolf Hitler committed suicide in Berlin on April 30, 1945.