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1 Mallary Graham English 11 07 June 2019 Hitler’s Abuse of Power Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 in Austria. He became the most powerful and notorious dictator of the 20th century. Hitler’s childhood impacted his adult behavior because he was abused and abused others. This abuse turned him into a tyrant. Hitler is responsible for about 6 million people. What would drive somebody to kill so many people? It is believed that this comes from his childhood. There is evidence that he was abused as a child. For example he was afraid of and beaten by his father. Hitler’s father unusual. He had been married several times and Hitler’s mother was his father’s first cousin. The mother was also being abused by the father. As stated by Dimuro, “Alois Hitler was a strict father who “demanded absolute obedience” and freely hit his children.” This made Hitler feel weak and powerless. In addition Hitler was terrified of his father, for example, “Although Hitler later declared “I never loved my father, but feared him,” there were striking similarities between father and son besides the uncontrollable fits of rage” (Dimuro 2019). He never knew what love was because his family didn’t love him. So he grew up with no empathy for others. Additional evidence that shows he was abused by his father includes this, “Alois was an authoritarian, overbearing, domineering husband and a stern, distant, aggressive and violent father. Konrad Heiden commented: "Hitler's father was a short-tempered old man, grown
2 prematurely inactive.” (Spartacus-educational). This shows the way Hitler’s father acted. Hitler’s father was a very difficult and brutal man as shown here, “Adolf feared his strict father, a hard and difficult man who set the pattern for the youngster's own brutal view of life... This sour,

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