Adolf Hitler - World War II. To avoid being arrested for evading military service in Austria-Hungary, Adolf Hitler left Vienna for Munich in May 1913 but was forced to return–then he failed the physical. He volunteered for the Bavarian army the following year and served during all of World War I on the Western Front. His experiences in the fighting affected his thinking about war thereafter. After World War I, Hitler came to control the National Socialist German Workers Party, which he hoped to lead to power in Germany.
When a coup attempt in 1923 failed, he turned, after release from jail, to the buildup of the party to seize power by means that were at least outwardly legal. He hoped to carry out a program calling for the restructuring of Germany on a racist basis so that it could win a series of wars to expand the German people’s living space until they dominated and exclusively inhabited the globe. Once Hitler had come to power in 1933, German military preparations were made for these wars. Adolf Hitler : Documentary on Hitler's Rise to Power (Full Documentary) Part 2. Public Speaking Adolf Hitler Speech 1933. The Rise And Fall of Adolf Hitler. History - World Wars: Hitler's Leadership Style. The Rise of Adolf Hitler: Chapter Index.
Adolf Hitler - World War II. Adolf Hitler - Military Leader,Dictator - Biography. Synopsis Born in Austria in 1889, Adolf Hitler rose to power in German politics as leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party, also known as the Nazi Party. Hitler was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, serving as dictator for the bulk of his time in power. His policies precipitated World War II and led to the genocide known as the Holocaust, which resulted in the deaths of some 6 million Jews and another 5 million noncombatants. With defeat on the horizon, Hitler committed suicide with wife Eva Braun on April 30, 1945, in his Berlin bunker.
Background and Early Years Dictator Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria, on April 20, 1889, and was the fourth of six children born to Alois Hitler and Klara Polzl. Alois died suddenly in 1903. In 1913, Hitler relocated to Munich. Hitler became embittered over the collapse of the war effort. Party Leadership and Imprisonment Hitler's fervid beer-hall speeches began attracting regular audiences. Rise to Power.