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Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party

  • The Birth of Adolf Hitler

    On this day at around 6:30 p.m., Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazi Party was born in Austria. Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nazi Party, who were responsible for the mass murders of Jews in World War II. This is where it all started.
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    Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party

  • Hitler Serves in World War I

    Adolf Hitler joined the German Army and was given the position of dispatch runner, someone who delivers messages back and forth from the command staff to the fighting units. He was always volunteering for dangerous tasks and kept to himself while in the army. Towards the end of the war Hitler became very depressed and blamed other people for Germany's losses. Serving in World War I was the start of Hitler's fascination in war.
  • The Nazi Party was formed

    The Nazi Party, originally called the German Workers' Party, consisted mainly of an executive commitee of seven members, Hitler included. While speaking at a conference, Hitler discovered his ability of delivering speeches. He would stand and give an almost hysterical speech that would rally the audience and persuade them to side with him. With Hitler's power of persuasion, by the end of 1920, the Nazi Party gained three thousand members.
  • Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years in prison

    On this day, Hitler was prosecuted with a charge of high treason. Treason is the act of attempting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign. He was found guilty and was sentenced to five years. Luckily for him, he was allowed to speak on his behalf.
  • Adolf Hitler is released from prison

    When Hitler defended himself at court, he persuaded them to allow him to be released early. He was so persuasive that they agreed and he was released after spending nearly a year in jail. He was released on the account that he had learned from his mistakes.
  • Adolf Hilter meets Eva Braun

    Eva Braun was seventeen years old when she first met Hitler. She was working as a model for the official photographer of the Nazi Party when they met. One day at the photographer's office she was introduced to Hitler who was twenty- three years older than her. It is said that her conservative parents did not approve of this relationship.
  • Germans elect Adolf Hitler, Nazis

    To get more people involved in the Nazi Party, Adolf Hitler hired a master of propaganda to work for him, Joseph Goebbels. Goebbels organized thousands of meetings where Adolf Hitler could speak. He hung brilliant posters depicting the Nazi Party as being wonderful, pulling in more and more people.
  • Rise of Hitler to Power

    With the great shame of the Treaty of Versailles, the extreme national debt, and the rising threat of Communism, Germany was in a great state of despair. The German people were looking for something or someone to restore them once again to their seat of power, and Hitler and the Nazi Party seemed to be just that. The Nazi's promised cultural restoration, military enforcement, and a national renewal with their posters and bold speeches.
  • The Jewish Holocaust Begins

    The Jewish Holocaust was a mass murder of six million Jews by the Nazi Party. The Nazi's blamed the Jews for their countrys' state of disrepair. The killing was broken up into stations, first they passed a law to capture all Jewish people, then they built concentration camps to hold them, and finally, they killed them with gas chambers of other means of torture.
  • Adolf Hitler visits Benito Mussolini in Venice

    In February 1934, Hitler met with the British Lord Privy Seal, Sir Anthony Eden, and hinted strongly that Germany already possessed an Air Force, which had been forbidden by the Treaty of Versailles. He wanted to be guarenteed protection, so he made an alliance with Benito Mussolini, an Italian politician. He workeed on making alliances with many of the key European rulers.
  • Munich Agreement

    The Munich Agreement was an agreement regarding the Sudetenland, which were areas along borders of Czechoslovakia, mainly inhabited by Czech Germans. The agreement was negotiated at a conference held in Munich, Germany among the major powers of Europe without the presence of Czechoslovakia. The purpose of the conference was to discuss the future of Czechoslovakia in the face of territorial demands made by Adolf Hitler. The agreement was signed by Germany, France, Britain, and Italy.
  • Adolf Hitler orders Plan Z

    Plan Z was the name given to the planned re-equipment and expansion of the Nazi German Navy (Kriegsmarine) ordered by Adolf Hitler on January 27, 1939. The plan called for a Kriegsmarine of ten battleships, four aircraft carriers, three battlecruisers, eight heavy cruisers, 44 light cruisers, 68 destroyers and 249 U-boats by 1944 that was meant to challenge the naval power of the United Kingdom. This plan, however, broke the Treaty of Versailles.
  • First battle of World War II

    This battle was an attack on Poland by Germany. The plan used to initiate this plan was called Fall Weiss, and in it, the soldiers were to invade Poland from three different directions. All three assaults were to converge on Warsaw, while the main Polish army were to be surrounded and destroyed west of the Vistula.
  • First Allied Confrontation with Nazi Forces

    The Allies of World War II were the countries that opposed the Axis Powers in World War II. The Norwegian Campaign was the name used by the Allies for their first direct land confrontation with the military forces of Nazi Germany in World War II. The conflict occurred in Norway between 9 April and 10 June 1940, making Norway the nation - aside from the Soviet Union - that withstood a German land invasion for the longest period of time. It ended with the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany.
  • France Surrenders to Nazi Germany

    Hitler's forces attacked France, conquering the Luxembourg, Netherlands and Belgium in the process. France surrendered on 22 June 1940.France was divided into a German occupation zone in the north and west, a small Italian occupation zone in the southeast and a collaborationist rump state in the south, Vichy France. Southern France was occupied on 10 November 1942 and France remained under German occupation until after the Allied landings in 1944; the Low Countries were liberated in 1944 and 194
  • HItler and Mussolini declare war on the United States

    Hitler and Mussolini’s declaration of war on the United States was on 11 December 1941. This was also four days after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and six days after Nazi Germany's closest approach to Moscow. The declaration of war set them against a union that included the world's largest empire (the British Empire), the world's greatest industrial and financial power (the United States), and the world's largest army (the Soviet Union).
  • Battle of Stalingrad begins

    The Battle of Stalingrad was a battle of World War II between Nazi Germany and its allies and the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in southwestern Russia. It is often considered one of the turning points of the war. The battle was the bloodiest in modern history, with combined casualties estimated at nearly two million. The battle involved more participants than any other in history, and was a great loss for Germany.
  • Hitler delivers address at Platterhof

    This is an important speech, perhaps the most meaningful of Adolf Hitler's entire political career. He not only recapped his entire life's work in a relatively honest way, but he did so in a private setting, clear of the public eye. He chose to talk deeply and thoroughly on the topics of race, folk, nation, German history, and the future National Socialist military and educational systems. Hitler admitted that the German people were multiracial, and that this had made them a strong people.
  • Hitler commits suicide

    After intense street-to-street combat, when Soviet troops were within a block or two of the Reich Chancellery, Hitler committed suicide, shooting himself in the temple while simultaneously biting into a cyanide capsule. Hitler's and
    Eva Braun's body (his mistress whom he had married the day before) were put in a bomb crater, doused in gasoline by SS Sturmbannfuhrer Otto Gunsche and other Fuhrerbunker aides, and set on fire as the Red Army advanced and gunfire continued.
  • DNA Tests reveal that fragments of a skull though to belong to Adolf Hitler, actually belong to an unidentified female

    US archaeologist Nick Bellantoni found fragments from the skull believed to be Hitler's were too thin to be from a male, and suspected it was the remains of a much younger woman. "The bone seemed very thin, male bone tends to be more robust. It looks to be a woman between the ages of 20 and 40," Dr Bellantoni said. He doesn't think that the skull belongs to Eva Braun, either , she is thought to have taken cyanide and therefore would not have a bullet hole in her skull, like this one has.