The Beginning Of World War II Essays

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The beginning of World War II and Hitler’s role in it is a very long and interesting one, like most wars it was a series of events that led to the ultimate conflict. Let 's start off in January of 1919 with Anton Drexler. Drexler had just founded the German Workers’ Party (DAP) inside the Fuerstenfelder hotel in Munich, a few months before-hand Hitler demobilized in Munich due to an almost complete demilitarisation of German forces. After Hitler’s return he was assigned intelligence agent by a reconnaissance commando of the Reich Defence. His mission was to infiltrate the German Workers’ Party, but Hitler took a liking to Anton Drexler’s ideologies while spying on them. (Kershaw, 2008, p. 82). Consequently Hitler got into an argument with Professor Baumann and arose victorious. Anton Drexler impressed with Hitler’s oratory skills after winning the argument asked him to join the DAP, which Hitler did on the 12th of September in 1919, becoming the party’s 55th member.
Although enlisted personnel weren’t commonly allowed to enter political parties, Hitler had approval from his captain, Karl Mayr, on top of that he was also allowed to stay enlisted and receive his weekly pay. (Kershaw, 2008, p. 76). Hitler subsequently attended his first committee meeting to discuss his membership to the DAP. Hitler gave his first speech for the DAP on October 16, subsequently becoming one of the party 's most active orators. Crowds started to congregate to hear his speeches during 1919 and…

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