Hitler 's Life After World War II Essay

1071 Words May 11th, 2015 5 Pages
In 1934 Adolf Hitler became the Führer of Germany. He would then lead the mass genocide that occurred during World War II known as the Holocaust. However, one cannot simply decide to nearly wipe out an entire people. Hitler had a tragic life before WWI and WWII and faced many issues and obstacles that made him the dictator he was. Although unforgettable and unforgivable, Hitler 's youth shaped who he became and encouraged his actions throughout World War II and the Holocaust.
Adolf Hitler, from his early years, endured many family struggles. Four out of his five siblings died, his father passed when he was only 14 years old, and his dearest and beloved mother died from breast cancer in 1907 when Hitler was 18 (Rise of Hitler: Hitler 's Mother Dies). Hitler was one of six siblings. The first three, Gustav, Ida, and Otto, died within the first two years of birth. Hitler’s younger brother, Edmund, died when he was six years old from measles (What Is Known about Adolf Hitler 's Childhood?). The death of his brother hit Hitler hard. His personality soon changed from outgoing, confident, and an excellent student to “a morose, detached, and sullen boy who constantly fought his father and his teachers” (Crawford). Hitler was often seen talking to his brother’s grave or sitting out in the night talking to pretend audiences and trees (Crawford). Hitler’s father, Alois, was a cruel, harsh man. He had served as a civil servant and the little time he spent with his family was often…

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