Somalilandsun- Adolf Hitler was the leader of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. He initiated World War II and oversaw fascist policies that resulted in millions of deaths.
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, and served as dictator from 1934 to 1945. His policies precipitated World War II and the Holocaust. Hitler committed suicide with wife Eva Braun on April 30, 1945, in his Berlin bunker
Below are 10 Facts You Hardly Know About Adolf Hitler
1. Henry Ford Admirer
Hitler was a grand admirer of Henry Ford. So much so that he mentioned Ford in his speeches quite frequently. He even sent him birthday presents regularly.
2. May 1, 1945
This is the exact date that Hitler was announced dead to the world. Oddly enough, Osama Bin Laden was announced dead approximately 66 years later.
3. Plans for Moscow
Hitler’s plans were always a bit eccentric and strange but the one at the top of the list is what he wanted to do with the city of Moscow. Hitler wanted to kill all the residents and replace the buildings and homes with a lake.
4. Do you love me?
An egomaniac personality could definitely be attributed to one of Hitler’s many “quirks”. His ego was so large that he believed women found him extremely attractive. This belief led him to frequently lie about his relationship status.
5. Erwin Rommel
Not every German fully believed in their Fuhrer. Rommel is among the few military personnel that deliberately disobeyed Hitler’s orders to enact Jewish genocide.
6. Dreams of an Architect
In his youth, Hitler aspired to be an architect. His dream was cut short when he failed the entrance exam to the architectural school in Vienna. 20/20 hindsight shows us that someone should have probably helped him study a bit more
7. Meth Addiction
From 1942 until his death in 1945, Hitler had a substance abuse problem and his drug of choice was crystal meth. His Nazi soldiers shared his addiction as well
8. 1936 Olympic Games
Despite his despicable actions, Hitler was somewhat revered by the German population. There ws a good chunk of the population that heavily admired and respected him. The winners of the 1936 Olympics in Berlin were personally awarded an oak tree by Hitler.
9. Nobel Peace Prize
Weirdly enough, Adolf Hitler has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Although, the member of Swedish Parliament, E.G.C. Brandt, responsible for the nomination never intended the for it to be taken seriously.
10. He’s Just Like Us
When someone does something as evil as Hitler did, it’s easy to write them off as less than a person. So this last fact might come as a surprise to people since they might actually have something in common with this evil man. Hitler had an unnatural fear of the dentist, yet he loved to eat sweets
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