Adolf Hitler 's Life Of Becoming A Famous Artist Responsible For Such Atrocities

2074 Words Dec 7th, 2016 9 Pages
What comes to mind when you hear the name Adolf Hitler? Is it hatred, pure evil, mass killings? What Hitler did in his 56 years of life will forever be embedded in our history. He created the Nazi Party and masterminded the execution of more than six million Jews. But, what made a young boy with dreams of becoming a famous artist responsible for such atrocities.
Born on April 20, 1889 in Braunau Am Inn, Austria Adolf was the fourth of six children born to Alois Hitler and Klara Hitler. As a child, Adolf spent most of his childhood in Linz, a city he favored throughout his life. As young boy, he was bitter, unenergetic, and of volatile temperament since his father did not approve his interest in fine arts. Alois Hitler wanted his son to become a civil servant like him but, Adolf had dreams of becoming a famous artist. After his father’s death in 1903, young Adolf soon became disobedient and began to do poorly in school, his mother allowed him to drop out of school two years later.
In 1907 Adolf moved to Vienna after the death of his mother. There he worked as a manual worker and painter earning very little money and lived in homeless shelters. After applying to the Academy of Fine Arts twice and being turned down both times, Adolf entered a period of his life filled with depression. His dreams of becoming an artist were gone. It was during this time he became interested in politics and developed a racial anti-Semitism and hatred of Marxism.

In 1913 Hitler moved to Munich.…

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