2.11.08 - Rise of Hitler I. Early Hitler Chronology a....

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Rise of Hitler I. Early Hitler Chronology a. Youth, family background i. born in Austria, despised his father and mother died when he was 19 1. Wanted to become an artist 2. dropped out of school at 16 and was homeless 3. sold picture postcards ii. perfected technique of “the big lie” 1. tell people what they want to hear (but don’t mean it) 2. sold Germans idea that they were a pure race of Aryans (blond, blue eyed) 3. historic destiny of Germany to rule the world for the next 1000 years b. WWI record i. when WWI came he wanted to serve, but not for Austria 1. joined Bavarian unit (in German army) 2. at the end of war, he was enraged by terms of the treaty of Versailles c. Early Nazi party career i. Gifted orator, could 1. in 1923 led army to beer hall in Germany captured local politicians and said they were in charge of new government a. when police called, Nazis fled and Hitler tried b. went to prison for five years at Lansberg Fortress c. used time to dictate to cellmate what would become
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ISS 325 taught by Professor Malloy during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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